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Our Board: The FORE Institute’s Board of Advisors

Our Advisory Board Help Shape the Institute’s Programming and Content And Includes Prominent Families, Family Offices, Family Office Industry Experts, Industry Leaders, and Nationally Known Professors From Some Of The Leading Universities In The World.


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DJ Van Keuren (MFO)

Founder of the Family Office Real Estate Institute (FORE)

Co-Managing Member – Evergreen Property Partners

Founder of the FORE Institute and Co-Managing Member of Evergreen Property Partners – a family office real estate consortium. Top 10 Family Office Real Estate Professionals by Family Capital, Top 30 Family Office Real Estate Investors by Trusted Insight.

Worked Directly for the following family offices: Arsenault Family Office (Mile High Yogurt)
Hayman Family Office (Giorgio Perfume/Giorgio Beverly Hills/Discuss Dental), Jain Family Office (Asenya).

Kent Swig (SFO)

Swig Family Office (Fairmont Hotels / Real Estate Development)

3rd Generation family member and owner of Swig Equities, Harris Brown Stevens, Terra Holdings, Helmsley Spear, Falcon Pacific Construction/Builders, Dignity Holdings, Vendmost, Fulcrum Equities (Swig Family Office) , the Swig Company

Robert Hayman (SFO)

Hayman Family Office (Giorgio Perfume/Giorgio Beverly Hills/Discuss Dental)

2nd Generation family member and own-right patriarch after selling his company, Discuss Dental to Phillips in 2012 which was best known for Bright Smile.
Currently CEO of Hayman Properties and Parametrics.

Kirby Rosplock (SFO)

Babcock Lumber Co (1887)

4th Generation family member and founder of Tamarind Partners, Inc., a leading family office consultancy firm.

Chris Keenan (SFO)

Olympus Ventures

Director of Real Estate Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Peter Linneman, PhD

Wharton School of Business

Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School of Business. Past advisor to Sam Zell and Founding Chairman of the Real Estate Department and Director of the prestigious Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center. Current principal of the Linneman Associates.

Rick Peiser, Ph.D

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Currently the Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Past Director of the university-wide Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative

, was previously on the faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) as associate professor of urban planning and development, and past Director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate Development

Mike Finan (MFO)

BMO Family Office

Managing Director of the BMO Family Office which serves over 300 family client relationships

. Firm has over $20 billion in assets under management or advisement and is a Division of the Bank of Montreal.

Tom Handler (Advisor)

Handler Thayer LLP

Partner-Chair, Advanced Planning & Family Office Practice Group for Handler Thayer. Firm has represented over 300 family offices of which over 100 have over $1B in AUM. In addition to 200+ major entertainers, celebrities and professional athletes.

Barry Didato (Advisor)

James Cameron (Movie Producer) Saudi Royal Family & Large Middle Eastern Family

Family Office Advisor and current CEO for Eat Well Investment Group

Andrew Pitcairn (SFO)

Pitcairn Family Office (Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company 1883)

4th Generation family member and Family Office Chair and Director of the Pitcairn Family Office, a multifamily office representing over 200 families.

Carol Pepper (Advisor)

Pepper International

External CIO to wealth families and Single Family Offices. Oversees over $5B in assets. Her families are from the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

Ken Drummond (SFO)

Tudor Family Office

Prior CFO for Paul Tudor Jones, an American billionaire hedge fund manager, and for the Johnson & Johnson Family for 10 years.

Tom Orradre (SFO)

Orradre Family Office (agriculture and Ranching 1800’s)

4th generational family member. Currently CEO of RanchHarbor a real estate investment firm

Andy Oshay

Oshay Family Office (Huntington Hardware 1958)

4th generational family member. Currently CEO and Founder of Alphine Hill Capital

Brendan Boyle (SFO)

South Haven Investments – (well known US Beer Family)

CIO of Haven Investments, an SFO for a 3rd generation family.

David Luo (SFO)

Cherng Family Office (Panda Express)

Executive Director of Real Estate Development for the Cherng Family Office, founders of Panda Express.

Geoff Dohrmann

Institutional Real Estate Inc.

Executive Chairman, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Institutional Real Estate Inc an organization which includes Institutional Real Estate Americas, Institutional Real Estate Europe, Institutional Real Estate Asia Pacific, FundTracker, Institutional Investing in Infrastructure, Real Assets Adviser and Institutional Real Estate Newsline.

Greg Guido (MFO)

Evergreen Property Partners

Currently a Co-Managing Member of Evergreen Property Partners, a family office real estate consortium. Previously co-managing member at Stonemar Properties, a vertically integrated real estate investment and management company where he structured joint ventures with institutional partners such as Apollo Global Management ($260 billion in AUM) and American Real Estate Advisors ($12 billion of AUM)

Garry M. Gilliam Jr.

The Bridge: Eco Village and Ex NFL Player

Current CEO of the Bridge and formal NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

Joe Pagliari Jr., Ph.D

Chicago Booth School of Business

Dr. Joe Pagliari is a professor of real estate at the Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also a board member of the Real Estate Research Institute (RERI) and a former board member of the Real Estate Information Standards (REIS). He is also a member of numerous academic and professional associations including the American Real Estate Society (ARES), the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA), the Homer Hoyt Institute (where he is a Hoyt Fellow), the National Association of Real Estate Trusts (NAREIT), the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Frank Apeseche

Harvard Graduate School of Design / Dartmouth / Tufts

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Dartmouth and Tufts. In addition sits on the board of a Denver based Family Office.

Jeffrey D. Fisher, Ph.D

Indiana University Kelly School of Business

Dr. Jeffrey Fisher is a professor emeritus of real estate at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business. He is the Founder of the Center for Real Estate Studies at the Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Director of the Charles H. and Barbara F. Dunn Professor of Real Estate at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Faculty and board of directors of the Weimer School of Advanced Studies in Real Estate and Land Economics, Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute. He received PREA/Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence from the Pension Real Estate Association, The Richard Ratcliff award from the American Real Estate Society for impact on the real estate profession, the George Bloom Award from the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association for “Outstanding Contributions to the field of Real Estate.

Louis Dubin

Redbrick LMD

Louis Dubin is a managing partner of Redbrick LMD. Louis has invested over $1 billion of equity in U.S. based real estate investments and acquisitions with a gross value of approximately $3 billion. He has completed over 30 real estate developments and investments, including land development, resort, residential for sale and rental, office, self-storage, and master planned communities.

Louis completed his undergraduate work at Washington & Lee University, and his law degree at The Washington College of Law, American University. He is a past winner of Institutional Investor’s Real Estate Deal of the Year. Since 2003 Louis has been a member of the NY State Common Retirement Fund Real Estate Committee, with current total assets of approximately $270 billion (as of Q1 2021). He is currently Chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Board of the state of Maryland. He is an active board member of the Patton Veteran’s Project, as well as a member of the steering committee for the Steers Center for Real Estate at Georgetown University. In addition, he has won many awards for his civic and professional work.

Jacques Gordan

MIT Center for Real Estate

Jacques Gordon (MIT ’87) joined the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE) as the first “Executive-in-Residence.” He was appointed as a Lecturer at the Center on January 1, 2023. As a Lecturer, Jacques will teach a course entitled, “Real Estate Portfolio Management: Principles and Practice” in its MSRED program, and advise master’s students on their thesis research.Jacques was a Global Strategist for LaSalle Investment Management, a global real estate investment manager with $82 billion in assets under management. LaSalle is an affiliate of the global real estate services firm, JLL, and had been a Center Partner for over 20 years. At LaSalle, Jacques had been responsible for the macro strategy and micro research used to guide investment decisions in 30 countries.He announced his retirement from LaSalle and will continue to serve on the Boards of the JLL Income Property Trust, The Real Estate Research Institute, and The Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently co-chairs the Social Impact committee at PREA and serves as a founding member of LaSalle’s Climate Risk Task Force.

Jacques received the “Graaskamp Award” from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) for his contributions to real estate research and education. He originated the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Transparency Index in 1999, which has become the world standard for understanding international real estate.

Ed Nwokedi

Red Swan

Edward Nwokedi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at RedSwan CRE, a digital marketplace of quality tokenized CRE (commercial real estate), delivering capital market solutions such as liquidity, affordability, and inclusion cryptocurrency payment options.
Edward Nwokedi has over 20 years experience in real estate working for such firms as Colliers International, and Cushman and Wakefield’s in an Executive Director position. Prior to his CRE career, Edward was a successful serial entrepreneur with 7 privately owned service franchises in the automotive consumer industry and a Silicon Valley venture-backed startup he co-founded and exited to a Fortune 500 Company.
Mr. Nwokedi holds an MBA in Finance from St Mary’s College and BA Accounting degree from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Rick Courtney

Essential Realty Partners

Rick Courtney is a 39-year veteran of the multifamily industry. He serves as the CEO of Essential Realty Partners (Essential), a Dallas-based national real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily and built-to-rent (BTR) properties.

Over his career, Rick has transacted/managed over 17,000 multifamily units and 3.2 million square feet of commercial space nationwide. He has led private equity real estate platforms at the C-level for over 15 years and derived a unique insight industry insight from operating through multiple real estate cycles.

Rick is a licensed real estate broker in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, and has held Series 7, 22, 39 and 63 securities licenses. He also holds multiple professional designations, including Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), and Management and Occupancy Review Specialist (MORS) from the National Center for Housing Management. Additionally, he has been recognized with the elite Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations from the CCIM Institute and the Institute for Real Estate Management, respectively. Rick graduated cum laude from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business with a degree in Management.

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