To advise multi-family real estate owners, developers and capital providers on strategy development and business plan execution with a focus on emerging companies using seasoned real estate professionals as volunteer advisors. All Parties and guidance will be completed on a confidential basis and all parties will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Douglas M. Bibby is President of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), a national organization of more than 1,100 member firms involved in the multifamily housing industry. Under his leadership NMHC represents the industry on Capitol Hill and before the regulatory agencies, promotes research and the exchange of information, and advocates for rental housing across a broad spectrum of issues. Prior to joining NMHC, Bibby spent 16 years as a senior officer of Fannie Mae, where he served on the company’s Management Committee throughout his tenure. He was part of the top management team that is credited with the remarkable turnaround at Fannie Mae in the book Good to Great.
Bibby began his career with the worldwide communications firm J. Walter Thompson where he served a variety of clients both domestically and internationally over his 12-year career with the company. At the time of his departure from J. Walter Thompson, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the firm’s Washington, D.C. operations. Bibby has been active in the non-profit community of Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years.
Bibby graduated from Denison University with a B.A. degree and was honored with the university’s Alumni Citation Award in 2004. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Co-Chair, Formerly CBRE
Mr. Donovan, a veteran of the financial services and multifamily industries, joined CBRE in November of 2006 and was an Executive Managing Director of the Capital Markets, Multifamily service line. In that role, Mr. Donovan oversaw the Fannie Mae debt platform for CBRE throughout the United States. Mr. Donovan was also previously the Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage, steering that firm to a market-leading position in government-sponsored multifamily loans. Under Mr. Donovan, Deutsche Bank Berkshire Mortgage's servicing portfolio totaled more than $18 billion - virtually all of it in Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA and affordable housing loans - and the firm originated more than $4 billion in loans annually.
Prior to that he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Mortgage Finance, a role in which he directed the production, servicing and asset-management activities of the firm. Mr. Donovan is past Chairman for the National Multifamily Housing Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is past Chairman of the Fannie Mae Advisory Council, as well as a recipient of the Fannie Mae Larry Dale Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a past member of the Commercial Board of Governors of the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mr. Donovan has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Trinity College and a Master's in Business Administration from Northwestern University.
The Daniels Group
Greg is a real estate developer with over five decades of experience gained from his personal involvement in more than $3 billion of real estate transactions. Greg’s career in real estate began when he joined James D. Harper, Jr. as a member of his organization focused on dealing with the financially-troubled real estate market that existed in the early 1970s. That experience helped form the foundation of real estate knowledge and relationships which Greg has been able to call upon throughout his career.
In the early 1980s Greg created an entity focused on dealing with the consequences of the savings and loan crisis which allowed Greg to acquire numerous real estate assets to develop or reposition as well as to be appointed to manage and eventually acquire the real estate assets of a failing major Southern California savings and loan association.
During the decade of the 1990s Greg created multifaceted development opportunities in what was then a healthy real estate market. Columbia Shores, a master-planned Columbia River waterfront community, was one such opportunity which Greg successfully developed in conjunction with multifamily developer Clyde Holland and Vesta Hospitality, a fully integrated hotel development and hospitality management company which Greg cofounded with Rick Takach.
With the turn of the 21st century, Greg formed The Daniels Group, LLC to continue to pursue real estate opportunities throughout the Western United States which currently include multifamily, hospitality, office, industrial, and mixed-use development and redevelopment ventures.
Greg graduated from the University of Arizona with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business focused on finance and marketing.
Grace Huebscher is a finance professional with over 35 years of experience in developing, implementing and managing profitable new products, business initiatives, teams and companies as well as background in leading the sale of a business and integration into a public company. Experience includes work as: CEO of two mortgage companies; one of which was co-founded with private investors and sold to Capital One in 2013, an Officer for two Fortune 500 Companies and a Capital Markets Executive for a boutique investment bank. Currently serve on two non-profit boards and have served on one private board. Areas of expertise include: executive management, capital markets, hedging & securitization, credit and asset management, product development & implementation of new business strategies.
Mary Ann King
Mary Ann King is Co-Head of Investment Sales and Head of Institutional Sales for Berkadia, a privately held commercial real estate firm. Berkadia provides a suite of services to its multifamily and commercial clients that includes investment sales, mortgage banking and servicing.
Before joining Berkadia, King worked for 6 years in the Real Estate Department for Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago before she joined Moran & Company, a Chicago based private equity firm to source development opportunities for that firm’s private equity clients. While at Moran & Company, she co-founded a brokerage business with Tom Moran, which she led between 1994 and 2021. Moran & Company’s institutional sales business was sold to Berkadia in 2021, and Moran’s entire investment sales team transitioned to that platform.
Mary Ann received a BA in Urban Studies in 1975 from Middlebury College. She received a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning in 1977 from Harvard University and a Masters of Management (MBA) in 1982 from Northwestern University. Mary Ann is a licensed broker in the states of California, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington.
Mary Ann is a member of the Executive Committee for the National Multi Housing Council and was the Chairman of that organization from 2006 – 2008. She served as the Chair of one of ULI’s Multifamily Product Council’s from 2010 to 2012 and remains a full member and Trustee of this organization. Mary Ann is on the Board for Over the Rainbow, an Illinois not-for-profit that develops affordable housing solutions for individuals with severe physical disabilities.
Mr. Schwartz co-founded Waterton with Peter Vilim in 1995 and serves as CEO and Chairman. Mr. Schwartz is responsible for strategic decisions and leadership of the firm’s business activities and operations, and participates on the Management and Investment Committees. Prior to co-founding Waterton in 1995, Mr. Schwartz was a vice president of acquisitions for Equity Residential Properties Trust (EQR-NYSE) and from 1985 through 1989 was with AMLI Realty Co.
Mr. Schwartz holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. He is a member of the executive committee, a senior officer and chairman of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC). He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is previous chairman of the ULI Multifamily Blue Council and a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Advisory Council for the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Chicago, and serves on the Strategic Advancement Committee for the US Holocaust Museum and Memorial in Washington D.C.
Formerly with PNC Bank
Andy retired in 2020 after a 44 year career in commercial real estate finance. Most recently, he co-managed Real Estate Banking, the primary commercial real estate lending business at PNC Bank with nearly a thousand clients across the United States. Clients included public REITs, institutional real estate investment funds, developers and private investors of all major property types. His responsibilities included client development/management, underwriting, risk analysis and portfolio management of credit exposure in excess of $50 billion.
He joined PNC in 1995 as a result of the acquisition of MidLantic National Bank where he was responsible for asset management and resolution of a portfolio of over $5 billion in impaired commercial real estate credits.
Prior to MidLantic, he was responsible for product development and asset management for York Associates ( a multifamily mortgage banker ) in Washington, DC.
He began his career in real estate finance at Continental Illinois Bank & Trust of Chicago where he headed national commercial construction lending.
Andy is a full member of the Urban Land Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in economics and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mr. Winter served as Executive Vice President of Development for Equity Office Properties, the nation’s largest REIT and publicly held owner of office properties, from 2001 until June of 2008.
Blackstone acquired Equity Office in February 2007, and Mr. Winter stayed to finish significant development projects, including 1095 Avenue of the Americas, a 1.3 million SF office renovation and lease-up in New York City.
Mr. Winter has worked in the real estate industry for over 40 years. He was President of The Shaw Company, a nationally recognized development firm; President & COO of Stein and Company, a Chicago-based real estate services company. In addition, he was President & CEO of AMLI Commercial Properties Trust; a Chicago-based REIT focused on the development, management, and ownership of office and industrial properties in the suburbs surrounding Chicago.
Mr. Winter has developed, renovated, and owned over $3.5 billion of real estate investments during his career. This total value is divided as follows: office – 6.1 million SF; hotel – 3,400 rooms; industrial – 2.0 million SF; and housing – 1,900 units, multi and single-family, for sale and rental. He has developed properties throughout the United States with concentrations in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco.
Mr. Winter was active in several real estate groups, especially the Urban Land Institute. He served on the advisory board of a real estate services company in New York and has served as a trustee/director for many charitable organizations in Chicago, including Lurie Children’s Medical Center Board, Lurie Children’s Foundation Board, and a Life Director of the Presbyterian Homes Board. In addition, Mr. Winter was a lecturer of real estate development at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. Winter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from The University of Chicago.
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