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Dr. Sam Chandan

Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the C. H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business, Founder of Chandan Economics

D. Sam Chandan, PhD MPH MSc FRSPH FRICS is Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the C. H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Chandan Economics; Economist Laureate of the Real Estate Lenders Association; Forbes contributor; and host of the Urban Lab.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and a Contributing Member of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Curt Arthur, SIOR

SVN Industrial Product Council Co-Chair; Advisory Board Chair; Managing Director, SVN | Commercial Advisors
Salem, OR

Curt Arthur, SIOR has been a commercial real estate professional for more than 30 years. Curt has advised on most of the largest office and industrial projects throughout the Mid-Valley during that time and has successfully closed more than $1 billion in real estate transactions.

He is a member of the Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR), the only such member in the area, and is a certified specialist in both office and industrial properties. He currently serves as the Product Council Chair for Industrial Properties after serving in a similar role for the Office Properties Council in 2020-21.

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Tiffanie Robinson

Advisory Board Co-Chair; Managing Director, SVN | Second Story Real Estate Management
Chattanooga, TN

Tiffanie has a background in entrepreneurship, strategy and operations. She is a professional connector who strives to bring together businesses with properties, entrepreneurs with investors, and parents with their school board. She is a CEO, a founder, a visionary, a mother, a wife and a leader with a lifelong history in volunteer service. An entrepreneur at heart and in practice, Tiffanie has spent the last 13 years launching and building businesses resulting in the sale of two successful companies.

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Michael Thanasouras

Managing Director, SVN | Chicago Commercial
Chicago, IL

Michael Thanasouras MBA, serves as a managing director for SVN | Chicago Commercial, where acts as CFO and COO. In addition Thanasouras specializes in investment sales throughout the greater Chicago, Illinois Metropolitan Area.

Prior to joining SVN, Thanasouras gained industry experience as an asset manager for Connaught Real Estate Finance, LLC, in Chicago, providing mezzanine financing for developers. Previously, he served as chief financial officer and director of operations for Conlon & Co. in Chicago. While there Thanasouras’ responsibilities included: acquisition analysis, disposition analysis, asset management, financial management, and operations management. Prior to joining Conlon & Co., Thanasouras was a top producing agent and one of the cornerstone members in the successful launch of the company that became SVN in Chicago, now SVN Chicago Commercial.

Before entering the real estate industry Thanasouras spent 14 years in the banking industry as an assistant vice president (AVP) of Small Business Commercial Lending for LaSalle Bank N.A. (now Bank of America). As AVP, Thanasouras oversaw commercial loan business development and underwriting for 15 different branches, gaining valuable experience working in consumer lending and trust.

Thanasouras earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Thanasouras is an accomplished runner, having completed five marathons. Outside of the office, Thanasouras spends his free time with his wife and two daughters, running, cycling or training for the next event.

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Mark Van Ness

Founder, SVN International Corp.

Mark is an active impact investor, advocate for gender-balanced leadership, and has founded several leadership networks promoting business as a force for good. He also founded SVN, a global commercial real estate firm, and served as CEO for 22 years. He is based in the USVI.

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John McDermott

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Senior Vice President & Director of Leader Support, SVN International Corp. 

John McDermott serves as the Senior Vice President of SVN International Corporation. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the SVN Asset Recovery Team (SVNART), serves as its Southern California Regional Director, and is also a member of the SVNIC Advisory Board.

John also trains SVN Advisors nationwide. His commercial real estate experience includes the ownership and development of condominiums, mobile home parks, neighborhood anchored retail centers, recreational vehicle parks, and apartments with 45 years of real estate and finance experience.

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Brian grew up with a genuine curiosity for understanding people. As the Director of Strategic Accounts, Brian and his team are on the front lines delivering CompStak's mission to create transparency in commercial real estate data, which facilitates fairer and more efficient deal-making. Over his five years at CompStak, Brian is encouraged by the significant progression in our industry to leverage robust data sets and sophisticated technology that drive better outcomes. Hailing from Ann Arbor, MI, Brian holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. GO BLUE!

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Demetrios brings 35 years of real estate and finance experience to his role of President & COO of RealNex. His experience includes asset management, business development, corporate real estate, education, lending, property management, research, risk management, strategy, structuring, technology, underwriting and valuation. Demetrios was the SVP of Global Real Estate Solutions Group at ARGUS Software, where he successfully lead the initiative that resulted in the first corporate instance of integration between market data and analytical solutions for commercial real estate. Prior to ARGUS he was a Director in the Real Estate Finance Group for Credit Suisse in Tokyo and the global head of price testing for real estate and private equity in New York.

Demetrios holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in real estate from Penn State University. He has served as an adjunct faculty member in the real estate master's program at NYU, where he taught international real estate for ten years.

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Wesley Cox, CCIM serves as a Senior Advisor for SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate with 20 years of experience. Since joining SVN Wesley and his team have been consistently in the top 1% of SVN International out of 1600+ advisors. Wesley and his team specialize in the sale and leasing of investment property, industrial, retail, office, land, and development projects on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware and have helped secure over 800 real estate transactions totaling over $800 million.

Wesley has been voted the Eastern Shore’s “Best Commercial Realtor” four consecutive years in a row in 2019-2022. In 2014 Wesley was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Award from Salisbury University awarded to an Alum who has experienced a high level of achievement. Deeply committed to giving back, Wesley received the SVN National Humanitarian Award at the SVN national conference, followed by the Maryland Association of Realtor’s Community Service Award, and the Coastal Association Community Service Award. Wesley has also received the National Association of Realtor’s “Commercial Award” multiple times given to top commercial brokers around the country. In addition, Wesley has been awarded the Rotarian of the Year.

Wesley has been involved in over 3,500,000 SF of industrial transactions representing national and international companies as well as extensive real experience working with many national retailers including WaWa, AT&T, T-Mobile, Krispy Kreme, Royal Farms, Dollar Tree, Auto Zone, Harbor Freight Tools, Uno Chicago Grill, Hampton Inn, and more. In addition, Wesley has been involved in the sale and development of well over 1,000 acres totaling over 4,000 units.

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