Engaged Alumni Network

As one of the School’s most engaged alumni networks, we have chapters in cities across the country. Our chapters actively organize events, share job openings, and post news and relevant information through social media.

Joining the Wood Center

The Wood Center provides real estate alumni with regular opportunities to connect across the country and around the globe. We maintain a mailing list solely for the Wood Center which is comprised of alumni and friends of our program. Reminders and invitations to our annual real estate conference are sent through our mailing list.

Local Alumni Groups

Looking to connect locally with UNC real estate alumni? We have chapters in cities across the country. Our chapters often organize local events and host current MBA students on career treks which can foster relationships that will span your professional life. We have active chapters in New York City, Washington DC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, as well as here in Raleigh-Durham.  As a real estate alum, you can elect to join your local chapter by joining the Wood Center’s mailing list above.  Looking to start a new chapter?  Email us.

UNC Real Estate Online

The UNC Real Estate Alumni Network is a closed LinkedIn group that provides a platform to post interesting news, events and job opportunities.  The group is a great resource for local events and registration.  If you are a UNC graduate and a real estate professional, join our LinkedIn group and start networking!

Alumni Contributions - Fellowships

  • The Steven L. Bean MBA Fellowship
  • The Stephen M. Cumbie MBA Fellowship
  • The Dearborn Family MBA Fellowship in Real Estate
  • The David D. and Carol Ann Flanagan MBA Fellowship
  • The Randee and Dave Hartzell Excellence in Real Estate Fellowship
  • The Horey Family MBA Fellowship
  • The Michaux Family MBA Premier Fellowship for Real Estate Students
  • The F. Trammell Crow MBA Fellowship
  • The Patrick and Colleen Trask MBA Fellowship
  • The Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies Fellowships

The Wood Center Advisory Board

One of the hallmarks of our Center is our Wood Center Advisory Board. Members provide advice and counsel to the Director and Executive Director of the Wood Center, serve as ambassadors and advocates for the real estate program and help secure the private resources needed for the program to achieve its mission.

Wood Center Advisory Board

Wood Center Advisory Board Members

  • Steven Bean, Situs
  • David Benson, Morningstar Storage Centers
  • Charles Brindell Jr., Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Kim Bucklew, Alliance Residential
  • Ross Cowan Jr., Cowan Nakios
  • Stephen Cumbie, NVCommercial
  • Ryan Dearborn, Wood Partners
  • Jatin Desai, Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Mike Ecklund, Morningside Capital
  • Annie Evans Hirst, AMLI Development Company
  • Danion Fielding, Getty Realty Trust
  • Wes Fuller, Greystar
  • Eric Gaaserud, JP Morgan
  • Robert Greer
  • Kent Griffin, PHICAS Investors
  • Leo Horey, AvalonBay Communities Inc
  • Turner Inscoe, Cambridge Development Group Inc
  • Geordy Johnson, Johnson Development
  • Chris Keber, McCourt Global
  • Laine Kenan, Solution Property Group
  • Kirk Mobley, HEM Family Office
  • Kelly Nagel, AIMCO
  • Pete Otteni, Boston Properties
  • Roger Pratt, Elite International Investment Fund
  • Donna Preiss, Preiss Companies
  • Thomas Regnell, Chevy Chase Land
  • Kai Reynolds, JBG Smith
  • Caitlin Shelby, Wood Partners
  • Charles Sullivan, Global Logistic Properties
  • Robert Turner, The Brookdale Group
  • Stephen Van Dusen, Eastdil Secured
  • Paul Whyte, Credit Suisse
  • Leonard Wood, GLJ Partners