Small-Scale Development Council (SSDC)

Mission

The mission of the Small-Scale Development Council (SSDC) is to inform its members of topics which are relevant, timely and provide clear take-home value via unfiltered presentations fostered by a culture of trust, respect and confidence.

SSDC’s membership is drawn from the spectrum of entrepreneurial real estate investment, who are generally not limited to one specific property type and generally focused on loosely defined “smaller” projects.  The Council’s members include developers, investors, brokers (leasing and capital), capital sources (debt and equity) and service providers (lawyers, architects, etc). The council strives to maintain a membership that is diverse in experience and background, as we believe this accurately reflects the universe of participants and most importantly, that each member can learn from every other member.

SSDC members take it upon themselves to offer candid advice and mentorship, regardless of each counterparty’s stature in the industry, in order to perpetuate the historically strong bonds between members of the SSDC community.

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Interest Areas

  • The development or redevelopment of, or investment in, the universe of real estate property types
  • Focused on the participants active in such transactions detailing the lifecycle of such investments
  • Presentation of topics relevant to entrepreneurial real estate investment firms

Members

Small-Scale Development Council (Black Flight)

John E. McNellis

Chair
Principal
McNellis Partners, LLC
Palo Alto
CA
United States

Cynthia Wilusz Lovell

Assistant Chair
Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo
San Francisco
CA
United States

Scott E. Shapiro

Vice Chair - Membership
Managing Director
Eagle Rock Ventures LLC
Seattle
WA
United States

Morgan Collins

Vice Chair
Associate, Development & Acquisitions
Collins Enterprises, LLC
Old Greenwich
CT
United States

Stuart I. Ackerberg

Ex Officio
Chief Executive Officer
The Ackerberg Group
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Wayne Brander

Member
Executive Vice President
US Bank
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Thomas Burton

Member
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Investment Officer
Alex. Brown Realty, Inc.
Baltimore
MD
United States

Elizabeth A. Cowles

Member
Chairman
Cowles Company
Spokane
WA
United States

Brian J. Cullen

Member
Founder
Keane Enterprises, Inc.
Ashburn
VA
United States

James M. Curtin

Member
Managing Director
HFF
Dallas
TX
United States

James J. Curtis, III

Member
Managing Partner
Bristol Group, Inc.
San Francisco
CA
United States

Douglas M. Etkin

Member
Principal
Etkin Management LLC
Royal Oak
MI
United States

Matthew Faupel

Member
President
Faupel Ventures, Inc.
Jackson
WY
United States

Lev Gershman

Member
Managing Partner
Tideline Partners
San Diego
CA
United States

Adam Hartzell

Member
Principal
Hartzell Properties
Seattle
WA
United States

Robert E. Hughes, Jr.

Member
Chairman
Hughes Development Corporation
Greenville
SC
United States

Ogden Hunnewell

Member
Partner
Nordblom Company
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States

Sam James Isaacson

Member
Managing Director
JCR Capital
Denver
CO
United States

Michael C. Jackson

Member
Principal
Wynne/Jackson, Inc.
Dallas
TX
United States

Duff (Jonathan) Janus

Member
Director, Investments
Alexander & Baldwin
Kaneohe
HI
United States

Carl Koelbel

Member
VP
Koelbel and Company
Denver
CO
United States

Curt M Kremer

Member
George Oliver LLC
Phoenix
AZ
United States

Christopher W. Kurz

Member
President & CEO
Linden Associates, Inc.
Baltimore
MD
United States

James S. Lee

Member
Senior Principal
Kensington Realty Advisors, Inc.
Chicago
IL
United States

Richard Mann

Member
Principal
FD Stonewater
Arlington
VA
United States

George M. Marcus

Member
Chairman
Marcus & Millichap
Palo Alto
CA
United States

Martin A. Mayer

Member
President & CEO
Stirling Properties LLC
Covington
LA
United States

Adam L Miller

Member
Principal
Balboa Retail Partners, LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Jody Y. Moody

Member
The Mathews Company
Nashville
TN
United States

Kenneth C. Oswald

Member
Oswald Company, Inc.
Cincinnati
OH
United States

Sandler Passman

Member
John B. Levy & Company, Inc.
Richmond
VA
United States

Dante V. Petrocchi

Member
Principal
Allegiant Development Company
Sacramento
CA
United States

Darren Powderly, CCIM

Member
VP, Business Development, Co-Founder
CrowdStreet, Inc.
Portland
OR
United States

Lat H. Purser

Member
President
Lat Purser & Associates, Inc.
Charlotte
NC
United States

Brad M. Rable

Member
Director of Investments
Paragon Commercial Group
El Segundo
CA
United States

Jennifer Raymond

Member
President
JPR Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Bellaire
TX
United States

Kimberly J. Roberts, CCIM

Member
President
Alexander + Roberts Development, Inc.
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Scott Shepherd

Member
Managing Partner
Archbell Capital, LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Jerry C. Smith, Jr.

Member
President
Citrine Advisors
Oakland
CA
United States

Justin Smith

Member
Managing Director
Long Wharf Capital LLC
Boston
MA
United States

Robert J. Thiergartner

Member
President
Davis Partners
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Brad Vogelsmeier

Member
Director of Development
Milhaus Development
Indianapolis
IN
United States

Stuart M. Wyeth, III

Member
Partner / Co-Founder
Pintail Capital Partners
Greenville
SC
United States

Small-Scale Development Council (Blue Flight)

Michele Wheeler

Chair
President & COO
Jackson-Shaw
Dallas
TX
United States

Jim Dillavou

Assistant Chair
Principal
Paragon Commercial Group
El Segundo
CA
United States

Ryan Leong

Vice Chair
Principal
SRM Development, LLC
Spokane
WA
United States

Jeffrey N. Trenton

Vice Chair
President
Proficiency Capital LLC
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Ashley Weinstein-Carnes

Vice Chair
Attorney
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Berkeley
CA
United States

Michael T. Schueler

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
President
Schueler Group, Inc.
Lebanon
OH
United States

Mary M. Hager

Ex Officio
Co-Founder
Thackeray Partners
Dallas
TX
United States

Eric B. Larson

Ex Officio
President / CEO
Larson Realty Corp
Detroit
MI
United States

F. Bogue Wallin

Ex Officio
Principal
Blue Wall Real Estate
Greenville
SC
United States

John W. Alexander

Member
President
Mallard Creek Capital Partners, Inc.
Charlotte
NC
United States

Dennis Allen

Member
Managing Partner
Urban One
Portland
OR
United States

Quincy Allen

Member
Managing Partner
Arc Capital Partners
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Brian Bischoff

Member
Senior Vice President
Chief Partners LP
Dallas
TX
United States

Richard B. Broder

Member
President
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Detroit
MI
United States

Don Broderick

Member
Market Manager
TCF Bank
Centennial
CO
United States

John S. Brownlee

Member
Senior Managing Director
HFF
Lucas
TX
United States

Christine Camp

Member
Avalon Development Company LLC
Honolulu
HI
United States

Frank T. Clark, CCIM, LEED AP

Member
Director of Strategy and Development
Stahl Construction Company
Minneapolis
MN
United States

D. Eric Cress

Member
Principal
Urban Development + Partners
Portland
OR
United States

Peter B. Cushman

Member
Partner
Oakwood Real Estate Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Patrick Devereaux

Member
Denver
CO
United States

Grant Ehat

Member
Willard Retail
Chevy Chase
MD
United States

Christopher Joseph Ferrari

Member
President
Ferrari Development Inc.
Baton Rouge
LA
United States

Daniela Gastner

Member
Managing Director
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
PA
United States

Daniel Goldberg

Member
Principal
Long Market Property Partners
San Francisco
CA
United States

Gabriel F. Grant

Member
Principal
Spectrum Development Solutions LLC.
Seattle
WA
United States

Justin J. Hakimian

Member
Partner
Almanac Realty Investors
New York
NY
United States

Michael A. Halperin

Member
Senior Vice President
Contrarian Capital Management, LLC
Greenwich
CT
United States

Scott L. Hobby

Member
Block One Ventures
Jacksonville
FL
United States

Amanda Janzen

Member
Schafer Richardson
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Daniel Wilson Karcher

Member
Senior Vice President
Davis Partners
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Paul W. Krueger

Member
Development Manager
Worthe Real Estate Group
Encino
CA
United States

James E. Maurin

Member
Founder and Past Chairman
Stirling Properties LLC
Covington
LA
United States

Thomas M. McCahill

Member
Managing Principal
EverWest Real Estate Partners
Littleton
CO
United States

John D. Menne

Member
Pasadena
CA
United States

Christopher F. Meyer

Member
Partner
Parkwood Business Properties
Coeur D Alene
ID
United States

Paxton Edwards Motheral

Member
Cassco Development Co.
Fort Worth
TX
United States

Ted A. Murray

Member
Colliers International US
Kansas City
MO
United States

Stephen P. Navarro

Member
President and CEO
The Furman Co.
Greenville
SC
United States

Jeffrey K. Nickell

Member
Partner
Davenport Partners
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Tim Pettit

Member
CFO
TRC
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Mandy Pope

Member
Assistant Director, Lecturer
The University of Texas At Austin
Austin
TX
United States

Michael S. Powers

Member
Partner
McNellis Partners, LLC
Palo Alto
CA
United States

Lat W. Purser, III

Member
CEO/Chairman
Lat Purser & Associates, Inc.
Charlotte
NC
United States

Alex J. Rose

Member
Senior Vice President, Development
Continental Development Corporation
El Segundo
CA
United States

Richard Schaupp

Member
Managing Director
Clarion Partners LLC
New York
NY
United States

Aaron J. Schlagel

Member
Vice President - Development, Midwest Region
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Kansas City
MO
United States

Bill Shown

Member
Managing Director, Real Estate
Silver Ventures, Inc.
San Antonio
TX
United States

Paul Stein

Member
Managing Partner
SKS Partners, LLC
San Francisco
CA
United States

Hamid Tabib

Member
Principal
Siguler Guff & Company, LP
New York
NY
United States

Cyndi Thomas

Member
Partner
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Denver
CO
United States

David A. Twardock

Member
DT Captial
Chicago
IL
United States

Steve Vinson

Member
Principal
Magnolia Development Company
Raleigh
NC
United States

Jason Winkler

Member
CEO/Owner
INDUSTRY Denver
Denver
CO
United States

Small-Scale Development Council (Gold Flight)

Brad W. Beelaert

Chair
Principal
WHI Real Estate Partners L.P.
Charlotte
NC
United States

Jason K. Check

Assistant Chair
Managing Director
Raintree Partners
Laguna Niguel
CA
United States

Kendrick V. Grimes

Vice Chair - Membership
Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group
Charleston
SC
United States

Pierce Lancaster

Vice Chair - Foundation Ambassador
Managing Partner
Third & Urban
Atlanta
GA
United States

Robert Mathews, III

Ex Officio
President
The Mathews Company
Nashville
TN
United States

David M. Adelman

Member
Principal
AREA Real Estate, LLC
San Antonio
TX
United States

Barrie Bloom

Member
Senior Vice President
GEM Realty Capital
Chicago
IL
United States

William D. Bowness

Member
Chairman
Wilbow Group Pty., Ltd.
SOUTH YARRA
VIC
Australia

Brad W. Calbert

Member
Colliers International US
Denver
CO
United States

Dan M. Chandler, III

Member
Executive Vice President, Investments
Regency Centers
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Taylor O. Chess

Member
President Development
Peterson Companies
Fairfax
VA
United States

Art Collins

Member
President
Collins Enterprises, LLC
Old Greenwich
CT
United States

Sunil Devarakonda

Member
Director - Investments
Childress Klein
Charlotte
NC
United States

Drew Dolan

Member
President
Titan Development
Albuquerque
NM
United States

Patricia A. Earnest

Member
Chief Investment Officer
Roadside Development, LLC
Washington
DC
United States

Joseph Gessner

Member
Managing Director
BMO Harris
Milwaukee
WI
United States

Brown Gill, IV

Member
Gill Properties
Memphis
TN
United States

Todd Glass

Member
Managing Director, Investments
Humphreys Capital
Oklahoma City
OK
United States

James W. Granbery

Member
CEO/Chairman
H.G. Hill Realty Company, LLC
Nashville
TN
United States

Miller Harper

Member
East West Partners
Charleston
SC
United States

Trinity Hart

Member
Vice President and Principal
Deylen Realty Development
Indianapolis
IN
United States

David A. Hilliard

Member
President
Symphony Development
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Phillip R. Hughes

Member
President
Hughes Investments, Inc.
Greenville
SC
United States

Welden Johnston

Member
Vice President
Highland Resources, Inc.
Charleston
SC
United States

Craig S. Kaufman

Member
Kaufman Capital Partners
Atlanta
GA
United States

V. Michael Komppa

Member
President
Corum Real Estate Group, Inc.
Denver
CO
United States

Quentin W. Kuhrau

Member
CEO / Chairman of the Board
Unico Properties LLC
Seattle
WA
United States

Jeffrey S. LaPour

Member
Owner/ President
LaPour Partners
Las Vegas
NV
United States

Richard J. Leider

Member
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Anvil Builders Inc
San Francisco
CA
United States

Gary M. Linhart

Member
Founding Partner
ViaWest Group
Phoenix
AZ
United States

David A. Lodwick

Member
CFO Southwest Division
Alliance Residential Company
Phoenix
AZ
United States

Ken Aidan Lowney

Member
President
Lowney Architecture
Oakland
CA
United States

Ramsey March

Member
Managing Director & Partner
Stream Realty Partners
Dallas
TX
United States

Mary Beth McCormick

Member
Ohio State University
Columbus
OH
United States

Aria Mehrabi, PhD

Member
Principal
Pacific Star Capital
Miami
FL
United States

Howard Paster

Member
President
Paster Properties
St. Louis Park
MN
United States

Carl Perrone

Member
Transcon Development Company
Scottsdale
AZ
United States

John Reynolds

Member
The W.W. Reynolds Companies
Boulder
CO
United States

Shlomi Ronen

Member
Managing Principal
Dekel Capital
Los Angeles
CA
United States

Christopher K. Saltis

Member
Vice President
True North Management Group
White Plains
NY
United States

Eric Samek

Member
Los Angeles
CA
United States

William A. Shubin

Member
Principal
Shubin Nadal Realty Investors
Newport Beach
CA
United States

C. Fielder Shurling, CFA

Member
Principal - Investments
Regent Partners
Atlanta
GA
United States

Pete Stone

Member
Managing Partner
Trinity Real Estate, Inc
Seattle
WA
United States

Thomas Nicholas Trkla

Member
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC
Beverly
MA
United States

Bill Vanderstraaten

Member
Chief Partners LP
Dallas
TX
United States

Todd W. Vender

Member
Managing Partner
Blackbird Investments
Winnetka
IL
United States

Leo Wiener

Member
President - Ackerman Retail
Ackerman & Co.
Atlanta
GA
United States

Alex Wong

Member
Partner
Red Oak Investments, LLC
Irvine
CA
United States

Small-Scale Development Council (Silver Flight)

David S. Christensen

Chair
Managing Partner
Milestone Holdings, LLC
Danville
CA
United States

Isaac H. Manning

Assistant Chair
President
Trinity Works
Fort Worth
TX
United States

Brandon Blaser

Vice Chair
Salt Lake City
UT
United States

David C. Cacciapaglia

Vice Chair
Principal
Metropolitan Pacific Real Estate Group
Santa Monica
CA
United States

Jeremy C. Stephenson

Vice Chair
President
Milhaus
Indianapolis
IN
United States

Samuel Ankin

Member
Managing Principal
Northpond Partners, LLC
Chicago
IL
United States

Wendi Elizabeth Baker

Member
Harmonie Park Development
Los Gatos
CA
United States

Kirk Billings

Member
Pope & Land Enterprises, Inc.
Atlanta
GA
United States

Andrew Blake

Member
Managing Partner
Presidio Interests
Fort Worth
TX
United States

James Jay Brooks

Member
CEO
Fischer Properties
Boulder
CO
United States

Hafsa Burt, AIA

Member
President
HB+A Architects
Castro Valley
CA
United States

David J. Butler

Member
Managing Partner
Argosy Real Estate Partners
Orinda
CA
United States

David B. Chandler

Member
Managing Director-Finance
Faison
Charlotte
NC
United States

Charles L. Cunniffe, FAIA

Member
Principal
Charles Cunniffe Architects
Aspen
CO
United States

Jacqueline Davis

Member
Director, Northern California
View, Inc.
San Francisco
CA
United States

David M. Durning, CFA

Member
CEO
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Chicago
IL
United States

Charley Freericks

Member
Catellus
Tempe
AZ
United States

Rosalind E. Gorin

Member
President & CEO
H.N. Gorin, Inc.
Boston
MA
United States

Jason Hines

Member
Vice President
Overton Moore Properties
Playa Vista
CA
United States

Matthew B. Jacobs

Member
BLDG Partners, LLC
Beverly Hills
CA
United States

Kellie Jenks

Member
TRC Capital Partners
Houston
TX
United States

David L. Johnson

Member
President
Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners
Denver
CO
United States

Patrick Johnson

Member
Vice President - Financial Services
Regency Centers
Atlantic Beach
FL
United States

I. Michael Kasser

Member
President
Holualoa Companies
Tucson
AZ
United States

James A. Ketai

Member
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Bedrock Detroit
Detroit
MI
United States

Daniel R. Levitt

Member
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Jonathan Lipsky

Member
Executive Director
Serta Capital
La Jolla
CA
United States

Mark LoPatin

Member
President
LoPatin & Co.
Farmington Hills
MI
United States

Kevin MacKenzie

Member
Executive Managing Director
HFF
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Korb Maxwell, II

Member
Shareholder
Polsinelli
Kansas City
MO
United States

Robert B. Muravez

Member
Senior Vice President
Umpqua Bank
Portland
OR
United States

Daniel Parolek

Member
Founding Principal
Opticos Design, Inc.
Berkeley
CA
United States

Robert M. Pinkard

Member
Principal
The Pinkard Group
Washington
DC
United States

Christopher Porto

Member
President & CEO
Smart Growth, Inc.
Oakland
CA
United States

William T. Puckett

Member
Transwestern
Austin
TX
United States

R. Steve Qualkinbush

Member
Partner
Q2
Northbrook
IL
United States

Vincent Reyna

Member
Senior Principal - Investments
Pennybacker Capital
Austin
TX
United States

William W. Reynolds

Member
Boulder
CO
United States

Frank Ricks

Member
Principal
Looney Ricks Kiss
Memphis
TN
United States

Scott Schoenherr

Member
Director of Development
Rafanelli and Nahas LLP
Lafayette
CA
United States

James S. Smith

Member
Managing Principal
Kensington Realty Advisors, Inc.
Chicago
IL
United States

James Spitzer, Jr., Esq.

Member
Partner
Holland & Knight, LLP
New York
NY
United States

Charlotte Sturgis

Member
Managing Director, Head of Construction
Rose Associates, Inc.
New York
NY
United States

John Scott Trotter

Member
Charter Properties, Inc.
Charlotte
NC
United States

Jason Ward

Member
President
Landmark Enterprises, Inc.
Mount Pleasant
SC
United States

Jaidev Watumull

Member
President
Watumull Properties Corp.
Honolulu
HI
United States

Clint L. Wynn

Member
Vice President - Acquisitions & Development
Hixon Properties, Inc.
San Antonio
TX
United States