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					                                   University of Southern California
                              School of Policy, Planning, and Development
                                MASTER OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
                                         Student Profiles 2004

                       Farzin Aghaipour - MRED (Full-time)
                       In 1999, Farzin Aghaipour joined Santa Monica Hotel Management, Inc. as Director
                       of Operations, and was promoted to Managing Director three years later. In this
                       position, he was directly responsible for the 213 room, full service Radisson Huntley
                       Hotel property in the highly competitive Santa Monica, CA hospitality market. In his
                       role, Farzin oversaw support areas for the organization, including management
                       services, sales, marketing and distribution, human resources, public relations,
                       technology, and finance. In 2003, Farzin developed and implemented a major
                       renovation and restructure of the Huntley Hotel, transforming it into one of Santa
                       Monica’s premier destination resorts. He has developed a detailed understanding of
                       the domestic upscale full- service hospitality market. Farzin earned a bachelor’s
                       degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000.

Dan Almquist- MBA/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
Since August 2003, Dan has been a full-time MBA/MRED student at the Marshall School of Business and the
School of Policy, Planning, and Development. Prior to enrollment at USC he gained exposure to the Southern
California real estate market through The Almquist Group LLC, a residential investment firm he founded in
2002. As President of The Almquist Group he solidified relationships with investors, initiated the acquisition of
approximately $6 million dollars in residential properties, and expanded the company to include multiple
business ventures resulting in an average yield of 19%.       Previously, Dan worked as a Senior Account
Manager and Team Leader with Balboa Capital, a commercial lender based in Irvine, California. Dan earned
a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2000.

                        Rafael Arias – MRED (Full-time)
                        Since May 2000, Rafael has been working at the Mexico City’s Ministry of Finance,
                        where he has had different duties such as budget management of several Mexico City
                        Government Offices, appraisal and financial analysis of diverse projects, valuation of
                        several government social programs, among others. His interest for Real Estate
                        emerged in 1999 when he worked for the Wal*Mart Mexico Real Estate Office, during
                        that year he learnt to analyze and arrange new store projects for locations that had the
                        potential market to support a Wal*Mart store. Rafael earned a bachelors degree in
                        Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City in
                        2001, and attended an executive diploma program in Corporate Finance from ITAM
                        from 2000 to 2001.

Arakel A. Arisian – MPL/MRED (Full-time/Second year)
Since August 2003, Arakel has been in the Master of Planning program at the USC
School of Policy, Planning and Development. In January 2004, he was hired as an
Associate at Public Private Ventures, a firm specializing in the planning, disposition and
development of urban infill projects and institutionally owned real estate. Prior to
enrolling at USC, Arakel worked for Community Medical Centers in Fresno, CA as a
Development Specialist. There he served as the financial officer responsible for
managing the Foundation’s $1.5 million budget as well as the special gifts coordinator
for a $10 million capital campaign for a new Burn and Level 1 Trauma Center. Arakel
earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Finance from California
State University – Fresno in 2001, where he completed his thesis on the financing and
valuation of sports arenas on university campuses.
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                      Tom Ashcraft – MRED (Part-time)
                      Since 2002, Tom has been employed by Lewis Operating Corp., one of the nation’s
                      largest privately held real estate development companies. Tom’s initial task with Lewis
                      was to conduct regression analysis to determine market rental rates for the company’s
                      proposed apartment communities. Tom now works in the land acquisition group of the
                      Lewis Companies, and his responsibilities have increased to include all aspects of land
                      acquisition, including initial contact with owners/brokers, preparing letters of intent,
                      negotiations, coordinating due diligence studies, and conducting feasibility studies.
                      Previously, Tom worked for a commercial real estate brokerage company and a title
                      insurance company. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
                      from Washington University in St. Louis, with majors in Finance and Marketing, in May
                      of 2002.

Ryan Barker - MRED (Full-time)
In 2002 Ryan established Sage Properties, a real estate investment company
specializing in multi family properties. Sage Properties has grown into a multi million-
dollar real estate portfolio within a few short years. As an owner/manager Ryan has
been involved in nearly every detail of the real estate business including negotiation,
acquisition, financing, and property management. Ryan has also been participated in
land/lot acquisitions with partnering companies. Both prior to and in conjunction with
Real Estate, Ryan has been a key player of In2M Corporation, a software technology
company providing leading edge financial management applications. Ryan’s
entrepreneurial efforts assisted in the company’s recognition as an “Emerging Elite” of
the fastest growing companies in the state of Utah by Mountain West Venture Group in
2003. Ryan earned a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Utah in 2000.

                       Kecia Boulware – MRED (Full-time)
                       Since 2002, has been working as an underwriter in the commercial real estate
                       department at Bank One. In this capacity she has responsibilities in all stages of the
                       relationship development cycle including cultivating new clients, structuring credit
                       facilities, and negotiating legal documents. She, along with her team members,
                       manage a portfolio of construction and bridge loans on income producing properties of
                       approximately $400 million. From 1996 to 2002, Kecia worked in a variety of business
                       development capacities at Bank One, ranging from private client services to asset-
                       backed securitization. Outside of the office, Kecia served a five-year term as
                       Treasurer and founding board member for Genesis Housing Development Corp.,
                       which develops affordable “for-sale” housing and provides training for new home
                       buyers. Kecia graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from
Harvard University in 1996 and earned an MBA from Northwestern University in 1999.

Kirk Cartozian – MBA/MRED (Full- time/Second year)
Kirk is currently the Mayor in the City of Downey and was first elected to its city council
in 2000. As the mayor, he is in constant contact, collaboration and partnership with a
plethora of real estate professionals. (
Under Kirk’s leadership, the City of Downey is undertaking its most significant project
ever, a 160-acre former NASA site recently acquired by the City. The $1+ billion
development will include a 30-acre, Kaiser Hospital Complex, a 78-acre film studio, a
40-acre retail center and a 12-acre park/space learning center.                       See
( For more city projects,
see ( Additionally, Kirk
serves as a board member on the following organizations: Independent Cities
Association (ICA), Southeast Water Coalition (SEWC), L.A. County Sanitation District,
Interstate-5 Joint Powers Authority, and Downey Landing’s Redevelopment Project. Kirk earned his bachelor’s
degree in Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley in 1995.
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                     Robert O. Chihade – MRED (Full-time)
                     Since mid-2003, Robert has operated an independent urban planning consulting practice
                     providing services to municipal clients; specializing in land use, redevelopment, public
                     involvement, and parks and recreation planning. In Robert’s ten years of experience in
                     urban planning, he has worked for the award winning consulting firms EDAW, EIP
                     Associates, and Dyett & Bhatia. Ongoing work includes a plan commissioned by the
                     Long Beach Redevelopment Agency for North Long Beach focusing on the
                     redevelopment of existing underused commercial properties to residential uses. Other
                     notable projects include a plan for a neo-traditional community integrated with the new
                     University of California – Merced, and the Athletic Facilities Master Plan for the United
                     States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Robert earned a B.A. in Government and
                     Urban Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1993 and a Masters in Urban Planning
from the University of Michigan in 1995.

Arnold Cho – MRED (Full-time)
Since 2002, Arnold has worked as a marketing associate at Fannie Mae in Pasadena.
At Fannie Mae, Arnold managed the overall relationship with the firm’s largest account.
He analyzed and developed solutions to this lender’s funding and securitization needs.
In addition, he structured and negotiated complex risk based guarantee fee pricing
structures with this major player in the mortgage industry. Prior to joining Fannie Mae,
Arnold worked in management consulting for the capital markets group at IBM and
BearingPoint. Arnold also has experience working in fixed income derivative analytics at
Wells Fargo Bank. Arnold earned a bachelors degree in Economics from the University
of California, Berkeley in 1993 and a Masters of Business Administration from Carnegie
Mellon University in 1999.

                       Caroline T. Choe – MRED (Full-time)
                       Since 2002, Caroline Choe has been working at Putnam Investments as an
                       Investment Associate, covering domestic and international financial stocks in the
                       Global Equity Research department. During her time at Putnam, she has researched
                       and valued mostly large cap stocks in subsectors such as consumer finance, brokers,
                       banks, asset managers, government sponsored entities, and trading companies.
                       Caroline has also worked on the valuation of IPOs, such as China Life and Shinsei. In
                       addition, Caroline has been working for Choe Financial, a family real estate company,
                       mainly focusing on projects in market analyses, land acquisition, and property
                       management. Caroline earned bachelors’ degrees in Business Administration with a
                       concentration in Finance, Economics, and Spanish from Carnegie Mellon University in

Eric W. Clapp – MBA/MRED (Full-time/First year)
Prior to enrolling at USC Eric interned with Buchanan Street Partners’ Investment
Management team. While at Buchanan Eric assisted with underwriting multiple
transactions and built template excel models for each of the types of transactions
Buchanan underwrites. Prior to Buchanan, Eric worked with Metropolitan Venture
Partners for a year in Los Angeles. Eric began his career by spending three years as
an analyst with Salomon Smith Barney and Banc of America Securities covering the
Energy sector and was subsequently promoted to Associate where he specialized in
Mergers & Acquisitions for Salomon Smith Barney in Sydney, Australia and Los
Angeles. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce, concentrating in Finance, from
the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
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Brett E. Dallas—MBA/MRED (Full-time/First-year)
Since February 2002, Brett has been working as a financial analyst with
Citibank/Citicorp Investment Services in Santa Monica, California. During his time with
the company, he has developed a strong foundation in finance, working closely with
people and products throughout the financial services industry. His primary
responsibility is to establish lucrative relationships with individuals as well as institutional
investors. He analyzes each client’s existing portfolio, restructures his/her portfolio as
necessary, and then manages that client’s account. Brett holds both a Series 7 and a
Series 66 license, and he is currently working toward his real estate broker’s license. He
earned his bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurial Business from the University of
Southern California in 2001.

                     Tasmin A. De Beers – MRED (Full-time)
                     A contemporary artist, designer and builder. The proprietor of Enviro-Logic, Malibu CA.
                     prior to enrolling at USC. He developed, designed and built custom “green” homes. With
                     particular emphasis given to solar, wind, hydro and other innovative developmental ideas
                     slated to enhance environmental soundness and grid free homes. Supervised all phases
                     of construction. Designed and manufactured solar turbine heating and electrical system
                     that produced 98% of heating and electrical needs. Reduced water consumption by 80%
                     by site-specific gray water and recovery systems. Homes were certified by the American
                     Lung Association as clean homes. Previously he has been the proprietor of
                     DiveVersions. A SCUBA retail chain in four states. A partner in “Food for Thought”
                     which developed theme restaurants in New York, NY. A productivity management
                     consultant and proprietor of Telesis Designs in Manhattan. Tasmin earned a bachelors
degree in Fine Arts from the University of Southern California in 2001.

                         Jeffrey Enes - MRED (Part-time)
                         Since July 2000, Jeff has worked for Webcor Builders as part of their Interior
                         Construction Group. While with Webcor, Jeff has estimated and managed construction
                         work on a range of projects including office, restaurant, student housing, condominium,
                         apartment, and hotel construction in the San Francisco Bay Area. He currently is a
                         project manager for Webcor’s self-perform work in doors, frames, hardware, cabinetry,
                         and millwork in Southern California. Prior to Webcor, Jeff worked for the China Basin
                         Ballpark Company, an affiliate company of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club, on
                         the construction of Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco. Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree
                         in History from the University of Notre Dame in 1996.

Mark H. Evans – MRED (Full-time)
Since 1996, Mark has been working for his own company managing and acquiring
properties for major and independent petroleum companies throughout Texas. His
business includes researching and analyzing title documents, lease and purchase
negotiations for mineral rights, acquisition of surface locations, contract administration
and analysis, and production analyzation. However, since 2002, Mark has shifted his
focus to real estate development. As co-founder of a real estate development
company, Mark is now focused on the development of residential subdivisions, strip
retail centers, and small industrial parks. Mark earned a bachelor’s degree in
Economics and Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College in 1998.
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                       Dean Farmer - MRED (Full-time)
                       Dean has over 20 years of worldwide professional experience in winning and executing
                       complex network contracts. Recently he started his own engineering consulting
                       business to various industries to implement difficult and interactive communication
                       networks for improved operational efficiency. Services encompass total product life
                       cycle from concept to operations with clients including start-ups in telecommunications
                       and asset tracking based businesses, in addition to established clients such as
                       Northrop Grumman, Mission Research Corp., and CDI Corporation. His goal is to
                       develop and market “smart buildings” using advanced network technologies within the
                       global real estate industry. Prior to being a consultant, Dean held senior level positions
                       at Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Rockwell International, and Hughes
                       Corporation. His last position was director of sales and programs for worldwide
regional / national network operators with responsibility for profit and loss on ~$300M / year. He was awarded
the US Air Force’s highest civilian award for technical excellence in 1990. In the late 1980’s, he helped
develop residential properties in Lake Havasu as an investor. He has a BS and MS in engineering from USC
and a MBA from Pepperdine University.

Darren Freedman - MRED (Full-time)
Darren will graduate from UCLA with honors in June 2004. He will earn a bachelor’s
degree in Business-Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. Last fall, Darren
served as a Teaching Assistant and Research Aid for a course titled Law and Ethics.
This past summer, Darren spent time at the London School of Economics, studying
Strategic Management and Game Theory. During his time at UCLA, Darren worked for
a variety of financial institutions including Merrill Lynch. At Merrill Lynch, Darren
analyzed the historical performance of selected mutual funds and developed a model
for mutual fund research. He also worked for the Ezralow Company as a Real-Estate
Development Intern. Upon completion of the MRED program, Darren hopes to also
obtain a Juris Doctorate. Darren has been actively involved with his family in the
Real-Estate industry and desires to pursue a career in Real-Estate Law and
Development upon completion of his studies.

Reed Garwood – MBA/MRED (Full-time/First-year)
Since 1999, Reed worked as a Project Manager for Bovis Lend Lease (BLL) in the construction of high-rise
condominiums and hotels including the $54 million, 23-story Watermark Condominiums in San Francisco; the
$35 million, 7-story Santana Row Hotel Valencia in San Jose; the $250 million, 42-story Four Seasons Hotel &
Residences in San Francisco; and the $80 million, 42-story Park Avenue Condominiums in Atlanta. At BLL,
Reed controlled schedule and cost, managed BLL staff, negotiated buyout of major subcontractors, and led
MEPF design teams through permitting. Prior to BLL, Reed conducted retirement seminars and financial
planning as a Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch in Atlanta. Reed earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering
degree from Georgia Tech in 1995.

Evan Grobecker – MRED (Full-time)
Since July 2001, Evan has worked as an analyst and associate at CommonWealth
Partners (CWP), a vertically integrated real estate company involved in virtually all
elements of commercial real estate – investment, development, asset management,
property management and leasing. As the asset management associate for CWP’s
Southern California portfolio, Evan helped oversee approximately 2.3 million square
feet of Class “A” office space. His primary responsibility was to maximize asset value
through the supervision of leasing activity and strategy; the direction of on-site property
management operations; the review of an annual appraisal process; the resolution of
tenant and other building specific litigation issues; budget approval; strategic planning;
and, overall market analysis. Evan earned a bachelor’s degree in History with a minor
in Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001.
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Leekyung Han – MRED (Full-time)
Leekyung has been working at architecture firms in Europe, Korea and Boston since 1998. Her
responsibilities at architecture firms ranged from schematic design of Takeo Kikuchi Flagship shop in Tokyo,
Japan to construction administration of 60,000 sf. Commercial in Massachusetts. She has also had her own
adventure in residential real estate market such as a purchase/re-sell a property after renovation. During the
process, Leekyung obtained a real estate sales’ license in Massachusetts and worked at Prudential Prime
Reality at Jamaica Plain. She is currently working on Tennessee Aquarium project at Chermayeff, Sollogub
and Poole, Inc. in Boston. Leekyung’s educational background is: B.S in Architecture at University of
Michigan. 1994; Swiss Federal Technical Institute, Zurich. 1997 (exchange program); and M. Arch at Harvard
University, 1998.

                       Jonathan Hayes – MBA/MRED (Full-time/First-year)
                       Since August 2004, Jonathan has been in the full-time MBA program in the Marshall
                       School of Business at USC. From 1997-2000, and again from 2001-2002, he was a
                       consultant with Healthcare Financial Solutions in Oakland, CA. As a consultant,
                       Jonathan prepared financial feasibility studies for healthcare facility development and
                       investment projects. From 2000-2001, Jonathan was the Client Relationship Manager
                       for E-Color, Inc., a software development firm located in San Francisco. Additionally,
                       Jonathan has experience in renovating and remodeling residential properties. Jonathan
                       graduated with High Honors from Michigan State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s
                       degree in Business Administration.

Ron J. Insalaco – MRED (Part-time)
Since 1995, Ron has worked as a self-employed real estate broker and investor
specializing in multi-family properties. He is currently developing several condominium
projects and single family homes in the Glendale/Burbank area. From 1998 thru 2002,
Ron worked as a panel attorney in Los Angeles County Children’s Court where he was
charged with protecting the rights of parents in the child welfare system. Since 1982,
Ron has been employed as a police officer with the City of Glendale. Currently, he is a
sergeant assigned to the detective division. Ron earned a bachelor’s degree from
Pepperdine University, School of Business and Management, in 1987 and a Juris
Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School in 1991.

                    Andrew Kaplan – MRED (Full-time)
                    Since 1999, Andrew has worked as a management consultant, doing corporate
                    strategy and business development for clients primarily in media and entertainment.
                    He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, which later became IBM Business
                    Consulting Services, and then as an independent consultant. His clients have
                    included Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Fox Filmed
                    Entertainment, Technicolor, Lagardere, and Levi-Strauss. He has specialized in
                    strategy formulation, competitive analysis, and business model development.
                    Previously, Andrew worked as a travel writer for the Let’s Go and Frommer’s series of
                    guidebooks. Covering cities such as Belgrade, Bucharest, Izmir, and Zagreb, he
                    became passionate about the nature of each, how they functioned, and how they
                    came to be. Andrew earned an A.B. in Russian History and Literature from Harvard in
1992 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1999.

Nick Kavayiotidis – MRED (Full-time)
Nick began his career as a research analyst in the investor relations department of First
Union, now Wachovia, marketing First Union’s stock to institutional investors and
research analysts. After leaving First Union in 2000, Nick became Chief Financial
Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Ergo-Rehab, Inc. where he led the expansion of
its S.F. Bay Area physical therapy clinics. During this period, Nick also performed
property management and leasing duties for four medical office buildings in Fremont,
California. In 2003, Nick formed TriAxis Properties, LLC, a real estate services firm,
specializing in medical office development. Nick is a licensed real estate broker and
member of the Bay East Association of Realtors. He earned a bachelors degree in
Analytical Finance and Accounting, Magna Cum Laude and Beta Gamma Sigma from
Wake Forest University in 1999.
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                    Nancy Lainer - MPL/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
                    In 2003, Nancy moved from New York City to enroll in the full-time MPL program at
                    USC. Her professional background is in marketing and operations. For the past few
                    years, Nancy was a freelance consultant providing marketing and business strategies
                    to entrepreneurial companies. From April 2000 to February 2001, Nancy was the
                    Eastern Marketing Manager for BroadbandSports, an online sports media company.
                    From November 1998 to April 2000, she worked at Nars Cosmetics, Inc., a global
                    prestige cosmetics line. At Nars Cosmetics, Inc., Nancy started as Manager, Vendor &
                    Client Relations and was quickly promoted to Director, Manufacturing & Product
                    Development, where she was responsible for financial operations, sales projections,
                    production, and distribution. From September 1997 to October 1998, Nancy worked for
                    Major League Soccer, L.L.C. in Corporate Marketing, on sponsorships and new
business. Nancy graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in History & Literature in June

Jack M.Y. Lee - MRED (Part-time)
Jack is currently working as Co-Developer, Investor’s Representative, and Principal in
the Murrieta Spectrum Power Center project which is due to break ground in June
2004. The Murrieta Spectrum is slated as a 200,000 sq ft power center with national
and regional anchors and shop tenants. Jack is currently also developing 2 acres of
commercial property in Perris, California, and researching the development potential of
15 acres in Lake Elsinore, California. Jack is also currently Vice President of Rose
Valley Management, and is looking to incorporate a more regional property
management company. Jack is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and a
California Real Estate Broker. Jack has practiced coverage insurance litigation at two
major Washington D.C. law firms, Anderson Kill & Olick LLP and Dickstein, Shapiro,
Morin & Oshinsky LLP. Jack graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree in 1996 from
UC San Diego in Political Science and History of East Asia and a JD from the Georgetown University Law
Center in 2000.

                      Evan Meyer – MRED (Part-time)
                      After earning his bachelors degree in Economics from the University of California,
                      Berkeley in 1999, Evan immediately became involved in the West Los Angeles real
                      estate market as a commercial broker with Insignia/ESG. Beginning as a research
                      analyst and quickly transitioning into office leasing and investment sales, Evan was
                      chosen by the Los Angeles Business Journal as the “Top Rookie Broker in Los Angeles.”
                      Following the acquisition of Insignia/ESG by CB Richard Ellis in 2003, Evan joined
                      Madison Partners where he continues to represent tenants, landlords, and investors in
                      negotiating lease agreements, letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements.
                      Additionally, Evan spent summers interning for both commercial and residential real
                      estate firms and participated in the Career Discovery program at Harvard University’s
                      Graduate School of Design.

Dusan Miletich – MBA/MRED (Full-time/First-year)
Since 1998, Dusan has co-owned and managed a small real estate development and
holding company. Miletich-Jones Land Company, and its subsidiaries entities,
specializes in the acquisition, development, management and holding of retail and
industrial real estate. In addition to the executive and operational responsibilities of a
small business owner, Dusan has been involved in almost every aspect of the real
estate development and ownership process, from entitlements to leasing and
management. Dusan earned a bachelor’s degree in American Literature & Culture
from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002, and a Master of Construction
Management degree from the University of Southern California in 2004.
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                     Ned Miller – MRED (Full-time)
                     Since 2000, Ned has worked as a Project Manager and Foreman for high-end custom
                     builders in Austin and San Francisco. From 1998-2000 Ned was Project Manager at
                     Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI), a non-profit revolving fund and developer dedicated
                     to saving endangered historic properties in Boston. At HBI, Ned was responsible for
                     property and construction management for commercial and residential properties. In
                     these roles Ned procured maintenance and construction services, negotiated and drafted
                     leases, compiled cash flow statements and budgets, oversaw construction, and
                     performed market research. In addition, Ned developed pro forma financial analysis and
                     feasibility studies and acquired and administered grants for historic preservation projects.
                      Ned earned a Bachelor’s degree in City Planning from Cornell University in 1995 and a
                     Diploma in Historic Preservation Carpentry from the North Bennet Street School in 1998.

Clinton W. Myers - MRED (Full-time)
Since 2001 Clinton has been working for CC Myers Inc. During this time Clinton has
been involved in a two-year rotation program that has brought him through Contract
Administration and Project Management. He worked in the bay area on both approaches
to the new Carquinez and Benicia bridges. Currently, Clinton is working in the Estimating
department, where he prepares cost estimates for prospective projects that range from
five million to four hundred million dollars. Over the past year Clinton has devoted much
of his energy to the evolution of the company by heading up a committee charged with,
“Changing how the company does business.” Clinton was awarded for these efforts by
being named to the Board of Directors of C.C. Myers Inc. Prior to 2001, he worked with
Winchester Properties and Myers Homes to help redesign a subdivision during the
planning stages, and also helped pursue a major construction claim. Recently, Clinton
has earned a Certificate in Construction Management through University of California, Davis. Clinton is an
active Sigma Chi alumnus from Washington University in Saint Louis where he graduated with Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, Operations Manufacturing Management and

                     Craig Oram – MRED (Full-time)
                     From 1995, Craig worked for Andersen Worldwide LLP, becoming a director in the New
                     York office of Andersen Corporate Finance LLC, a middle market investment banking
                     boutique serving a spectrum of private and global 1000 companies. Craig’s principal
                     area of work was merger and acquisition transactions between $15 million to $300
                     million, as well as providing specialized corporate finance advice. Upon the closure of
                     Andersen in May 2002, Craig formed his own consulting practice to continue to serve
                     clients with whom he worked with at Andersen, and recently completed a transaction on
                     a $110 million revenue distribution company. In March 2003, Craig undertook an
                     additional role as Business Development Director in North America for EMS-Global Ltd,
                     a leading supplier of network software to global telecommunication companies. Craig
earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Auckland University, New Zealand, and a Masters degree in
Economics and Finance with first class honors from Auckland University, New Zealand in 1995.

Constantine Papanicolaou – MBA/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
Constantine is a full time MBA student in the Marshall School of Business. Prior to
attending USC, Constantine worked as a Supply Chain Software Engineer at where he led the development of a web based inventory management
application. In addition, he focused on upgrading legacy systems that had been built
rapidly and with little foresight during the company’s expansion in the late 90’s.
Previously, Constantine worked as a Software Engineer with a startup firm called
FairAir that created a web based exchange for transferable airline tickets. Constantine
earned a BA in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in
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                      Leland Parnagian – (Full-Time)
                      After graduating from the Accounting Program at USC in 2001, Leland was hired by
                      Deloitte & Touche LLP to work within their tax function. Prior to beginning full time,
                      Deloitte sponsored Leland to return to USC and receive his Masters of Business
                      Taxation degree. While at Deloitte from 2002-2004, Leland focused primarily on
                      gaining a strong foundation in Real Estate Taxation, during this time he saw the value
                      tax planning provides to those in the real estate industry. Working with a number of
                      Los Angeles’ most prominent developers he was exposed to numerous 1031
                      transactions, REIT structures, and cost segregation studies.

Josh Peters – MBA/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
In August 2003, Josh started the full-time MBA program at USC’s Marshall School of
Business. Prior to enrolment at USC he was a Project Manager for a General
Contractor (James G. Davis Construction) in the Washington, D.C. area. During his
five years with Davis Construction, he was responsible for the management of the
construction process for multi-million dollar commercial buildings. He has personally
managed the construction of over $150 million in assorted commercial real estate
projects in the Washington D.C. area. Most recently he successfully completed a
$110 million, 1 million square feet corporate headquarters for Capital One in McLean,
Virginia. In 1998 Josh graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a
bachelors degree Architectural Engineering specializing in Construction

                       Jon Pharris—MRED (Full-time)
                       Since October 2002, Jon has been an industrial real estate broker at Lee &
                       Associates—Newport Beach Inc., specializing in selling and leasing industrial buildings
                       in south and mid Orange County, particularly the John Wayne Airport Area. Prior to
                       joining Lee & Associates, Jon worked at Lytle Development Company as the assistant
                       project manager for the refinancing and stabilization of a 182,000 square feet grocery
                       anchored retail center in Northridge, CA. Jon’s senior thesis at Princeton University, It
                       Keeps Going and Going and Going: The Development of the Los Angeles Basin Post
                       World-War Two, focused on the development of Los Angeles County from 1945-1965,
                       Orange County from 1966-1994, and the Inland Empire from 1995-2002. Jon earned a
                       bachelor’s degree in History from Princeton University in 2002.

Maximilian Polyak – MBA/MRED (Part-time/First-year)
In January 2000, Max founded Pike Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company
based in Pennsylvania and San Diego that develops drugs and devices for the organ
transplant field. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the company whose third
year revenues exceed $14 million. In March 2003, Max founded The Poli Group, an
emerging real estate development company based in Del Mar, CA. From March 1995 to
January 2000, Max served as Chief of Research in the Department of Transplant
Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia-Cornell Medical Center in New
York. He holds eight patents related to organ transplant immunology and has published
over twenty articles. Max earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the
University of Southern California in 1992, and a master’s degree in International
Relations from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1994.

                        Andrew P. Richards – MBA/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
                        In Fall 2003 Andrew began the Full-time MBA Program at the Marshall School of
                        Business. Prior to his enrollment at USC, Andrew was employed at Deutsche Bank in
                        Frankfurt, Germany as a project manager in the controlling department. One of his
                        more recent projects involved the implementation of a complex real estate resource
                        management system for Deutsche Bank’s Private Client Asset Management Division.
                        Preceding his experience in Frankfurt, Andrew worked for Deutsche Bank in New
                        York as an IT Systems Analyst and Program Developer. Andrew graduated from New
                        York University in 1998 with a B.S. in Finance and International Business. He is
                        currently co-director of the Marshall Ethics Committee and Vice President of
                        Technology on the Graduate Real Estate Association.
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                       John Ruthven – MBA/MRED (Full-time/Second-year)
                       Since August 2003, John has been a student in the full-time MBA program at USC’s
                       Marshall School of Business. Prior to enrolling at USC, John worked as an architect in
                       offices both in Michigan and Illinois. In May of 2000, John began work for
                       Fanning/Howey Associates, a recent start-up office with a focus on higher education
                       projects in Michigan. A year later he took a job with Perkins & Will, a large international
                       firm with its headquarters in Chicago. There he worked on different project types both
                       foreign and domestic, including higher education, K-12 schools, healthcare,
                       science/lab, and government buildings. John graduated from University of Michigan in
                       2000 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture.

Julian Siaw – MRED (Full-time)
From 2002-2004, Julian worked as a Financial Analyst at WebEx Communications in
San Jose, California to budget, analyze, and forecast financial models. From 2000-
2001, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at SG Cowen Securities in San
Francisco, CA to raise over $500 MM in convertible notes offering, initial and follow-on
offerings for technology companies. From 1999-2000, he worked as a Real Estate
Investment Banking Analyst at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco, CA to
analyze the financial strength of clients and their tenants, while modeling complex
deals and structures. Julian earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a dual
concentration in Finance and Accounting from The Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania in 1999.

                     Adam Sinclair - MBA/MRED (Part-time/Second-year)
                     Since 2003, Adam has been working for Americal Management, a family-run real estate
                     development company, while pursuing his MBA at night in USC’s Marshall School of
                     Business. At Americal, he is part of a management team developing retail and
                     residential properties primarily in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Americal, Adam was an
                     Equities Trader for Heartland Securities for 2 years, and a User Interface Designer for
                     QUIQ, a web-based customer service startup for 1 year. Adam also worked 3.5 years
                     for Accenture, doing systems integration consulting for financial services clients in New
                     York. Since dedicating himself to the Real Estate industry, which brings together his
                     design, problem-solving, and financial talents, Adam has competed classes at New
                     York University’s Real Estate Institute, and is an active member of the Urban Land
                     Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Graduate Real Estate
Association at USC. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Columbia University in

Tyson Skillings – MRED (Full-time)
Since March 2000, Tyson worked for Rockwood Capital Corporation in San Francisco,
CA as Assistant Vice President. Rockwood is a boutique equity firm specializing in
value-added real estate investments. His primary focus was asset management and
creating return-oriented strategies for those assets located in Northern California,
Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. In addition, he was responsible for all aspects associated
with leading his team through dispositions for his respective assets. Tyson’s
responsibilities included managing joint venture relationships; negotiating leases, letters
of intent and purchase agreements; and making formal recommendations to the
Investment Committee. From 1997 to 2000, Tyson worked for E&Y Kenneth Leventhal’s
Real Estate Group where he performed construction cost audit, loan underwriting and
appraisal work. Tyson earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the
University of Notre Dame in 1996.
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                    Michael Thomas – MRED (Full-time)
                    Most recently, Michael worked as an Underwriter and Head of Analytics for Newman
                    and Associates, a subsidiary of GMAC Commercial Mortgage, in Denver, CO. At
                    Newman & Associates, Michael worked primarily on structuring bridge and mezzanine
                    financing for commercial real estate transactions within Newman’s Structured Products
                    Group which specializes in boutique real estate investment banking. From 2001-2003,
                    Michael gained development experience working as a Senior Analyst along side the
                    Executive V.P. of Development at AIG Baker, a national shopping center developer
                    based in Birmingham, AL. From 1998-2001, Michael worked as a Senior Consultant
                    within CB Richard Ellis’ Financial Consulting Group in Phoenix, AZ and Atlanta, GA. At
                    CB Richard Ellis, Michael provided real estate financial analyses and analytical
                    consulting services to both internal and external clients regarding investment, lease,
and mortgage assignments. Michael earned a bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Georgia in

                       Shawn Wei – MRED (Part-time)
                       Shawn is a Management Consulting Professional with over seven years of experience
                       within public and private companies from Fortune 50 to startups across the US,
                       Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with clients to assess their corporate
                       strategies and determine how to optimally leverage technology to help attain corporate
                       goals. In addition to his consulting experience, Shawn has also founded two
                       companies and invested in real estate. He is currently looking to further expand his
                       knowledge in the real estate arena. Shawn earned a bachelor of science degree in
                       Civil Engineering and a bachelor of arts degree in Economics, both from the University
                       of California, Los Angeles in 1996.

Kristi Sue Wilcken – MRED (Full-time)
Since 2003, Kristi Sue has worked at Tegra Healthcare Properties, a division of the
Boyer Company; located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently, she negotiates lease
renewals in existing medical office buildings developed by Tegra. Additionally, she has
been involved in marketing development services to national clients and has facilitated
the development of medical office buildings and surgery centers in over 25 locations
nationwide. Prior to working in the field of real estate development, she was an
instructor for the LDS Church Educational System. In 1998 Kristi Sue completed a
Bachelor’s Degree in Family Sciences at Brigham Young University.

                        Brian Wong – MRED (Full-time)
                        From 2000 – 2004, Brian worked as a Manager in Accenture’s Strategy Workgroup, a
                        global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. In
                        this capacity, Brian assisted Fortune 500 corporations in tackling their strategic and
                        operational issues. His primary responsibilities included conducting market and
                        financial analysis, diagnosing internal client operations, leading and managing multi-
                        disciplinary teams, and communicating recommendations to client executive
                        management. Prior to Accenture, Brian worked as a Fixed Income Analyst at Wilshire
                        Associates, a Santa Monica, California based investment advisory firm. Brian earned
                        his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, majoring in Business
                        Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies in 1998.
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                     Forrest C. Wylder - MBA/MRED (Full-time/First-year)
                     Since 1984, Forrest has worked as a senior broker in the North Orange County office of
                     CB Richard Ellis. He has been involved in all aspects of commercial brokerage
                     including Tenant Representation (lease and sales), Landlord Representation (single
                     buildings to major business parks), Land Sales, Investment Sales, etc. In 1997, he
                     began a transition from specializing in Industrial/ R & D product to Office product. In
                     2000, Forrest joined the premiere Office Landlord/Corporate Team in Orange County.
                     Since 1998, the team has completed 803 transactions totaling 11 million square feet and
                     $1.2 billion in total consideration. His experiences with them have included: asset
                     repositioning and disposition (renovation, releasing, expanding or relocating tenants to
                     maximize value), alternative use analysis, strategic leasing, sale-leasebacks, strategic
                     corporate relocations (sale of underutilized, overvalued, or obsolete facilities to
acquisition of new facility). He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of
Southern California.

Michael Yao – MBA/MRED (Part-time/First-year)
Since 2002, Mike has been working as a sales manager with the Pepsi Bottling Group in
Los Angeles. His primary focus in this role has been developing volume growth in retail
accounts located in urban areas. Mike worked as a corporate recruiter from 2000 –
2002 for Bradley-Morris, Inc., one of the SBA’s top 50 small businesses in America in
2001. In this position, Mike worked with Fortune 500 clients from various industries.
Prior to this, he served as a Captain in the United States Army. As a Regular Army
Armor Officer, Mike was primarily assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in Ft. Hood, TX.
Mike was a ‘Distinguished Military Graduate’ from Indiana University where he also
earned Bachelor degrees in History and Criminal Justice.

Wen Yeh – MRED (Full-time)
Wen received his California Real Estate Broker's license in 2002 and has worked as an
independent real estate broker to date. During this time, he has closed over $58 million
in transactions in the Northern and Southern California regions, focusing on multi-
family investments. Wen has represented numerous public REITs and private
investment partnerships in negotiating letters of intent and purchase and sale
contracts, as well as conducting financial analysis of multi-family investment properties.
Previously Wen worked as a Senior Associate at KC Venture Group, a Santa Monica,
California based Private Equity/Venture Capital firm and Hedge Fund, where he
performed financial analysis and valuation modeling. Wen earned a bachelor’s degree
in Physiological Science from the University at California, Los Angeles in 1997.

                         Kristen Young – MRED (Full-time)
                         Kristen has worked as an auditor for Ernst & Young LLP (E&Y) since 1999, focusing
                         primarily on clients of the E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group in recent years.
                         During her time at E&Y, Kristen gained exposure to the real estate industry by serving
                         a variety of clients including commercial property, multi-family property, land
                         development, hospitality, and real estate investment firms. Kristen earned bachelors
                         degrees in Accounting and Business Administration (with an emphasis in Information
                         Systems) from the University of Southern California in1999, and a Master of Science
                         in Accounting from the University of Virginia in 2000 (Masters concurrently with
                         working at E&Y).
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Babak Ziai - MRED (Part-time)
Babak is a Real Estate Analyst for Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group where he is a
member of the acquisitions, development and asset management teams. His
responsibilities include proforma financial analysis and underwriting of commercial
acquisitions and development projects, valuation of existing properties under
ownership and market research for potential acquisitions. From 2002-2004, Babak
worked as an Associate at Standard and Poor's Corporate Value Consulting in Los
Angeles, where he performed business enterprise, equity and intangible asset
valuations for clients in the consumer products and services industries. Babak’s
valuations were provided for buy-side and sell-side advisory and financial reporting
purposes. Babak earned a bachelor's degree with Honors in Business Economics
from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2002.

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