Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate

Herb and Donna Weitzman with Roger Staubach at the 2018 JSOM Scholarship Breakfast
“A program that trains our future leaders offers the potential of reshaping the North Texas community in a positive way for decades to come.” — Herb Weitzman

The Naveen Jindal School of Management is honored and please to host the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate at The University of Texas at Dallas. Through a generous $3 million legacy gift from Herb and his wife, Donna, we are able to establish this new center of excellence devoted to real estate.

In particular, Herb and Donna’s generous donation provides more scholarships and financial assistance to qualified real estate students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. It will provide them excellent training, as well as the potential for internships, mentoring and career opportunities. More students will be able to participate in case competitions and attend real estate conferences nationwide.

We look forward to having you take one or more real estate classes at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Please consider joining us at the various Real Estate Club events.

Welcome to the Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management. The institute owes its existence to a $3 million legacy gift from longtime Texas commercial real estate businessman Herbert D. Weitzman and his wife, Donna. They wanted to support mentoring programs in real estate that would teach students to be entrepreneurial.

“I am such a supporter of bringing in young people out of college,” Weitzman has said. “That’s one of our purposes with being a partner with UT Dallas. I think there is phenomenal opportunity here. This university is a phenomenal asset to the city, and it was the right fit. It’s the right location at the right time with the right people leading it.”

Herb Weitzman is founder and executive chairman of Weitzman, which operates full-service commercial real estate offices in all of the major Texas markets of Austin, Houston and San Antonio, as well as Dallas-Fort Worth. He has worked in commercial real estate, specializing in retail, since 1960. The Dallas Morning News has dubbed him “Mr. Retail,” and he considers himself “a son of Dallas.”

The real estate programs in the Jindal School enjoy support from alumni, businesses, trade organizations and the surrounding communities. Being in the DFW Metroplex with over seven million residents, our students benefit from one of the top business environments in the country. Our five outstanding faculty members, with more than 175 years combined experience, are dedicated to advancing our students’ careers.

I would be remiss if I did not spotlight our Real Estate Club, a student-led organization. Any UT Dallas student may join the club. Members meet with UT Dallas alumni in the industry to develop professional networks and facilitate internships and full-time employment. Students may participate in real estate case competitions, field trips and projects, as well.

We encourage students, community friends and corporate supporters to get involved at the institute. Please email me to express your interest. I look forward to connecting with you.

Randall S. Guttery, PhD Director, Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate
Randall S. Guttery

Randall S. Guttery, PhD

Director of Real Estate


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Randall S. Guttery earned BBA degrees in finance and risk management at The University of Texas at Austin in 1982, a Master of Finance at Louisiana State University in 1991 and a PhD in finance at the University of Connecticut in 1994. He received the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College of Financial Services in 1985. He is clinical professor of real estate and director of real estate programs at The University of Texas at Dallas, which he joined in September 2011. Dr. Guttery has held a Louisiana real estate broker’s license since 1986. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he was the associate dean for graduate programs in the College of Business at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, from January 2007 to September 2011. Dr. Guttery was also professor of finance and real estate at UNT and served as its Certified Financial Planner program director for 16 years, where he had been since 1994.

Dr. Guttery has taught Real Estate Decision Making, Real Estate Principles and Investment Analysis, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Risk Management and Insurance, and Corporate Finance at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. He also teaches and consults extensively for industry, trade organizations and governments.

Dr. Guttery has published academic articles in Real Estate Economics, American Business Law Journal, The Journal of Real Estate Research, Real Estate Finance, The Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management, Institutional Investor’s Financial Consultant Journal, Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Reporter, The American Statistical Association Proceedings, The Journal of Property Finance, Journal of Insurance Issues, Mortgage Originator Magazine, The Valuer and Land Economist, Tierra Grande Journal, Real Estate Review and many professional journals. He has written a monograph on commercial real estate mortgages, has published a Real Estate Principles text for Prentice-Hall, has contributed chapters to several books and has co-authored a financial planning text with Dalton Publications.

Dr. Guttery serves as a special commissioner for the Denton County, Texas, District Court, where he hears cases related to eminent domain, on behalf of Judge Bonnie Robison. He is USA Today’s chat host on “Talk Today” when the topics are related to mortgages and/or refinancing decisions. He also offers refinancing advice on his website: RefinancingAdvice.com.

Dr. Guttery’s research has been featured in more than 100 print media and on several radio and television stations, such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, McCuistion on PBS, USA Today, Smart Money, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Orlando Sentinel, The Denver Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Business Journal, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Business Press, The Austin American-Statesman, The Houston Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, Real Times, The State Journal-Register (Springfield), Dayton Daily News, Crain’s Business, The News and Observer (Raleigh), The Des Moines Register, The Memphis Commercial Appeal, Asbury Park Press, The Fresno Bee, The Arizona Republic, Inman News Features, The Arizona Business Gazette, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Baton Rouge Business Report, CFP Today, The Chattanooga Times, The Kansas City Courier, The Greensboro News and Record, The Business Press, The Bozeman News and The Denton Record-Chronicle.

Julie Lynch

Julie Lynch

Associate Director of Real Estate


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Julie is the chief talent officer and principal of LYNOUS Talent Management. Over the last 20 years, she has developed a distinguished reputation as a real estate professional and adjunct professor teaching for the top real estate programs in the United States.

Her unique diverse career experience in commercial real estate, strong academic background, and forward-thinking approach to course development has been recognized by real estate industry associations. Julie has had many successes presenting at international, national and local real estate industry association conferences, delivering tremendous value to the association’s members.

Julie’s comprehensive career in real estate spans the entire development process, from market research, development, finance, brokerage and asset management to running a real estate company. During her career she has transacted over 10 billion dollars of commercial real estate. She has worked for well-known major national and regional companies in the real estate community, such as: Prudential Real Estate Investment Group, NationsBank, Provident Bank of Maryland, Spaulding & Slye (acquired by Jones Lang LaSalle), Oliver T. Carr Company (acquired by CarrAmerica), and REALM. In addition, Julie was a founding principal of her own real estate brokerage company in Maryland while teaching at Johns Hopkins University in the Master of Science in Real Estate and MBA programs before relocating to Dallas, Texas.

George DeCourcy

George DeCourcy, CPA

Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate


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George DeCourcy is a multidisciplined financial executive with 30 years of experience at public and private companies leading all facets of finance, legal, information technology and administration. Starting his career as a certified public accountant with a major accounting firm, he moved into the chief financial officer role for companies in the real estate and technology industries. DeCourcy has worked with entrepreneurial technology startups as well as large multinationals and has board-of-director experience with an SEC registrant. He founded a technology firm (now part of Intuit) and oversaw its development through profitability and sale. DeCourcy has spent most of his career in finance with negotiation experience including corporate debt financing, venture funding, joint ventures, IPOs, private equity, public bond issues, public equity issues and private investment in public enterprise structures. DeCourcy also has spoken at finance conferences, has authored articles on business and banking technology, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Methodist University before coming to UT Dallas.

Blake M. Hedgecock

Blake Hedgecock, JD

Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate


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Blake M. Hedgecock has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2000. Mr. Hedgecock spent the majority of his career in private practice resolving real estate-related disputes in state and federal courts across Texas. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters involving real property, including boundary disputes, trespass to try title claims, eminent domain/inverse condemnation/regulatory takings claims, landlord/tenant disputes, land use, lender liability, foreclosures, CMBS disputes, receivership applications, easements, partition suits and related matters. Currently, Mr. Hedgecock serves as Assistant District Counsel (Real Estate), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District. Mr. Hedgecock received a LL.M. (Real Property Development) from the University of Miami (FL) School of Law; J.D. from Texas A & M University School of Law f/k/a Texas Wesleyan University School of Law; and a B.B.A. (Real Estate) and M.S. (Real Estate Analysis) from the University of North Texas. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in Texas; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and Federal Circuits; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Brad Crumpecker

Brad Crumpecker, CPA, CCIM

Adjunct Lecturer, Real Estate


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Brad Crumpecker is a commercial real estate broker involved in buyer and tenant representation, asset acquisition and sales, and real estate advisory (consulting) services. Along with transactional brokerage activities, he works with clients on site selection, market analysis and a variety of other real estate and business-related issues. He holds the CCIM designation, which fewer than 6 percent of commercial real estate professionals achieve. He has an MBA from SMU and is a licensed CPA. He currently teaches “Real Estate Market Analysis and Investment” in the graduate program at The University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management and has taught finance at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.

Brad’s background includes writing, speaking and teaching, as well as extensive financial and marketing analysis for a variety of disciplines. He served as the 2014 president of the North Texas CCIM chapter, and has been active nationally with the CCIM Institute and locally in the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and Real Estate Professionals (NTCAR).

The Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate builds upon the Jindal School’s already successful undergraduate and graduate-level programs. The institute will provide resources, such as access to experts in the field who have worked with Herb Weitzman over the past 60 years and more case competition participation — to be expanded regionally and even nationally — further enhancing student experience.

Please click on one of the following links to learn more about our real estate programs.

Real Estate Spring 2021 Events
January 22, 2021 5:00 – 6:15 pm Welcome Back Event TEAMS
January 26, 2021 4:30 – 6:00 pm CCIM Networking Roundtable Event Zoom
February 2, 2021 11:30-am – 1:00 pm Land Development Event TEAMS
February 12, 2021 11:00 am – 12:15 pm February | Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series TEAMS
February 17, 2021 5:00 – 6:15 pm Conversation with Blue Ridge Industrial TEAMS
March 3, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 pm Real Estate Virtual Career Fair Handshake
March 12, 2021 11:00 am – 12:15 pm March| Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series TEAMS
March – TBD TBD Let’s Talk Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) TEAMS
March 26, 2021 6:00 – 7:15 pm Weitzman Property Tour – Discussing Office in 2021 TEAMS
April 2, 2021 11:00 am – 12:15 pm April | Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series TEAMS
April 10-April 11, 2021 1:00 – 5:00 pm ARGUS Workshop TEAMS
May 6, 2021 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Real Estate Symposium TEAMS
May 7, 2021 11:00 am – 12:15 pm May | Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series TEAMS
Spring 2021 Semester North Texas Food Bank Donation Drive TEAMS
Real Estate Club Events Printable Calendar

The Weitzman Institute for Real Estate and our students participate in several events annually. The following events will occur during the academic year:

  • Eight (8) Real Estate Club meetings (4 each Fall and Spring Semesters), held monthly
  • Numerous guest speakers in various real estate classes, including Herb Weitzman
  • A Career Management Center Real Estate Career Panel
  • A Real Estate Club Field Trip and Property Tour (Fall and Spring Semester)
  • Social activities with UT Dallas alumni working in the Real Estate industry
  • The Weitzman Institute for Real Estate case competition (undergraduate)
  • The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) case competition (undergraduate)
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) case competition (undergraduate)
  • CoreNet Global Academic Challenge (graduate)
  • The National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) case competition (graduate)

Past Events


Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series

Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series
March 12, 2021

The Born-to-Build leadership Roundtable features Herb Weitzman. Students received valuable career and investment advice. Participants discussed several chapters in Weitzman’s Born to Build book and were able to ask questions of Mr. Weitzman.

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Blue Ridge Industrial

Let’s Talk Private Equity with Blue Ridge Industrial
March 4, 2021

Born to Building Leadership Roundtable Series

Born to Building Leadership Roundtable Series
February 12, 2021

Herb Weitzman is participating in a 4-part event called the Born to Build Leadership Roundtable Series with 20 real estate students. The program is designed for students to connect with and gain career advice from someone with over 60 years in the industry.

Corporate Land Development with KDC

Corporate Land Development with KDC
February 2, 2021

Long-time corporate land development expert Bill Guthrey, Senior Vice President with KDC talked about what corporate real estate is, what a merchant builder does on a daily basis and his passion for land development.

Life of an Industrial Asset

Life of an Industrial Asset
January 26, 2021

CCIM members Bob Rice (President & Founder of Ironwood Realty Partners LLC), Jay Lucas (Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield), Tim Veler (Vice President, Transwestern), Jacqueline Byrd (Senior Portfolio Manager, Link Logistics Real Estate) and Allyson Yost (Associate Vice President, Colliers International) gave an in-depth interactive discussion about the life of an industrial asset. They discussed the different stages: Development, Leasing, Investment Sales and Property Management.

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Welcome Back Event

Welcome Back Event
January 22, 2021

Real Estate Club members and advisors introduced themselves to new and existing members. The Spring 2021 Calendar of Events was announced.


Argus Workshop
November 21-22, 2020

ARGUS Enterprise is the industry standard cash flow analysis software program used for underwriting and valuing commercial real estate. Many real estate companies prefer to hire individuals who have already been trained in ARGUS. With this in mind, the Real Estate Club at UT Dallas offered a training session to their members that is valued at $1,100 for only $50. Over the course of one weekend, the students logged on remotely and Professor Julie Lynch walked them through many different case studies. The students that completed the workshop in its entirety were able to add this important credential to their resume to help obtain an internship and/or job as a financial analyst.

Arden Pray

Arden Pray, VP Real Estate Club at UT Dallas, recognized by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women Network Foundation

Arden Pray, a business administration senior with real estate career aspirations, has been recognized by the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Foundation as one of 25 international collegiate female scholarship recipients. Pray will receive a $5,000 scholarship, an internship and other benefits.

Legacy West Virtual Property Tour
November 12, 2020

Rachel Chang, Property Marketing Manager, gave a virtual property tour Legacy West via Instagram. Hiep Vu, Student/Alumni Outreach & Community Service  Officer of The Real Estate Club at UTD, assisted Ms. Chang.

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Dive Deep into private equity

How to Obtain to Obtain a Career in Real Estate
UTD and UTA Real Estate Clubs

November 9, 2020

Julie Brand Lynch, Chief Talent Officer (LYNOUS Talent Management), Associate Professor of Practice (UTD), Associate Director of Real Estate Investment Management Programs and Associate Director of The Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate

Lynch’s unique and diverse career experience in commercial real estate, strong academic background and award winning forward-thinking approach gave participants advice on how to obtain a career in real estate.

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Dive Deep into private equity

Deep Dive into Private Equity with Stonelake Capital Partners
October 20, 2020

Coleman Brown (Partner) and Blake Wilson (Director of Investments) of Stonelake Capital Partners discussed real estate private equity as well as real world projects and insights on pursuing a career in private equity.

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Valuation Workshop
October 1, 2020

James Ray, Director of Acquisitions and Development, MetLife Investment Management discussed real estate valuation modeling – the cornerstone of commercial real estate.

Let's Talk Development

Let’s Talk Development
September 22, 2020

Dallas’ leading women in the commercial real estate industry and members of CREW Dallas discussed The Life Cycle of an Office Asset. Included the process of acquiring an office asset and why office assets are a topic of conversation during the COVID times.

Brenna Wadleigh, CEO & President (N3 Real Estate), Amber Rao, Vice President (KeyBank Real Estate Capital), Najdi Rafaty, Managing Principal (Linc Commercial Realty), Janice Peters, CCIM, Principal (Hudson Peters Commercial) and Christine Rathgeber, Construction Executive (Northeast and Dallas marketplaces).

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Getting the Job event flyer

Breaking into Commercial Real Estate
September 17, 2020

Behind the scene advice from the team reviewing your applications

Experts Panel: Allison Weiss, Founder & Principal, CRE Recruiting; D’Ann Davis, HR Director, Streetlights Residential; Elisha Bejsovec, Campus Recruiting Manager, CBRE; Jenn Cook, Learning & Development Manager, Crow Holdings

retail event flier

Webinar Series: Retail and Real Estate
September 2, 2020

Is Retail Too Big To Fail?

Experts Panel: Herbert D. Weitzman, Executive Chairman of Weitzman; Julie Lynch, Associate Professor of Practice in Finance, UT Dallas; Ray Hemmig, Chairman and Founder, Retail & Restaurant Growth Capital; Charles Haseman, Adjunct Professor and Consultant, UT Dallas Options

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Welcome back to school event

Virtual Welcome Back to School Event
August 25, 2020

Real Estate Club officers introductions and upcoming Fall 2020 events were discussed. Good news about members’ new jobs, internships and scholarships were celebrated. Prizes (Real Estate Club water bottles) were awarded to 5 members!

Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate sign on the UT Dallas campus.

NAIOP Texas Shoot-Out Case Competition
April 9, 2020


Ashish Bodas, Jacob Schoenleb, Michael A. Corley, Noah Harness, Raunaq Khosla, Julie Lynch – Case Writer

IREM participants

IREM (Institute for Real Estate Management) 2020 Case Competition
April 8, 2020

Undergraduate Team Wins Real Estate Competition Despite Pandemic Challenges. Pictured: Professor Julie Lynch, Cameron Lundberg, Jacob Sandler, Isis Vidal, Gabriela Hernandez, Henry Zang and Sameer Ahmed

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Ray Hemmig speaking at a Spring 2020 Real Estate Club event

Herbert D. Weitzman Executive Speaker Series: Ray Hemmig, Retail and Restaurant Growth Capital
March 5, 2020

Hemmig shared with students, alumni, faculty and staff insights into his 40+ year experience in executive and brand experience in retail and restaurant industries such as Ace Cash Express, Restoration Hardware, Grandy’s, On the Border, Buffet Partners, Hickory Farms of Ohio, Snappy Salads, and Party City.

Real Estate club roundtable discussions

Real Estate Networking Roundtable Event
February 25, 2020

CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Managers) professionals and Keller Williams agents led networking discussions at each roundtable.

Matthew Rosenfeld (Retail Tenant Representative), Blane O’Banion (Retail Landlord Representative), Tim Veler (Industrial Landlord Representative), Al Berry (Industrial Tenant Representative), Ida Hung (Keller Williams), Bill Pratt (Keller Williams), Adam Macias (Keller Williams), Godwin Tsui (Benchmark Mortgage) and Josue Cortez (Keller Williams).

Students gather at a Real Estate Club networking event

Real Estate Club and Gamma Iota Sigma Networking Event
February 13, 2020

Members of the students organizations hosted a joint networking event.


Weitzman sky house party tour, November 21, 2019

Real Estate Alumni and Real Estate Club at UT Dallas
SkyHouse, Frisco Station Property Tour

November 21, 2019

Members of The Real Estate Club and Alumni of UT Dallas toured the new 25 story high-rise apartment community SkyHouse overlooks The Star (Dallas Cowboys) and various retail, restaurants, parks, etc.

Real Estate Club and FLA (Financial Leadership Association) Joint Fall Mixer,October 30, 2019

Real Estate Club and FLA (Financial Leadership Association) Joint Fall Mixer
October 30, 2019

Faculty and students from both student organizations as well Real Estate and Financial industry professionals socialized at the American Tap Room located UT Dallas Northside.

Travelers Diversity & Inclusion Dinner, October 17, 2019

Travelers Diversity & Inclusion Dinner
October 17, 2019

Left to Right – Chris Noble, Dr. Randy Guttery, Hansford Johnson, Debra Richardson, Madison Johnson, Todd Overstreet, Michael Assels

Members of the Gamma Iota Sigma (an academic, insurance, risk management and actuarial science fraternity) and The Real Estate Club brought food from their own culture to share. Students from 20 countries were represented.

Real Estate and CCIM - Round table Conference, October 10, 2019

The Real Estate and CCIM presented a Roundtable Event of five (5) speakers with the CCIM designation (a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry)
October 10, 2019

James L. Gandy, former head of the Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC), Frisco, TX, JLG Investments, Inc. Brad Crumpecker, Broker, Robinson, Clay Team, Keller Williams Realty Daniel Zale, Senior Vice President, Guaranty Trust Pamela Spadaro, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Services, Bank of America Jaime Seiffert, Director, Ryan Inc. Consulting Services

Phil Romano, The MAD Entrepreneur, Making a Difference in the World, in Business and in Life, October 3, 2019

Phil Romano, The MAD Entrepreneur, Making a Difference in the World, in Business and in Life
October 3, 2019

Left to Right – Hiep Vu, Vivek Dodda, Amlan Mohapatra, Phil Romano, Lorenzo de Leon, Marcos Marcano and Dr. Randy Guttery

Read more about this event at the Inside Jindal News Center.

Private Equity Real Estate with Nate Leifeld and Michael Trapani of Blue Ridge Industrial

Private Equity Real Estate with Nate Leifeld and Michael Trapani of Blue Ridge Industrial
September 5, 2019

Retail, Multi-Family, Mixed Use Development and Capital Raising Employer Panel, 2019

Retail, Multi-Family, Mixed Use Development and Capital Raising Employer Panel
April 25, 2019

Left to Right – JT Prather (Myers The Home Buyers),
Scott Haire (Cardinal Capital Partners),
Michael Stern (EDGE Realty Partners) and
Bob Young (Weitzman (not shown)

West Plano Village Property Tour 
  , 2019

West Plano Village Property Tour
April 19, 2019

3300 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX
Hosted by Bob Young (Executive Managing Director of Weitzman)

Employer Panel, 2019

Employer Panel
March 28, 2019

Penni L. Nelson (Assistant Vice President, Risk Management, Hillwood Development Group, L.P.)
Janet Cady (CEO of FRST, LLC)
Stephen A. Scott (Vice President, CCIM/Land & Investments, Henry S. Miller Brokerage, LLC)
A joint venture with The Real Estate Club and Gamma Iota Sigma, a Risk Management student organization.

Employer Panel Crew Dallas, 2019

Employer Panel Sponsored by CREW DALLAS (Commercial Real Estate Women)
February 28, 2019

Janice Peters, Principal (Hudson Peters Commercial)
Laura Arnold, Senior Counsel (Johnson Pratt PLLC)
Amber Benoit, Credit Products Officer (BBVA Compass Bank)
Heather Mund, Marketing Coordinator (The Beck Group)
Bretley Roche, Assistant Property Manager (Granite Properties)


Granite Park Property Tour
  , 2018

Granite Park Property Tour
November 9, 2018

5601 Granite Parkway
Plano, TX

CCIM Panel, 2018

CCIM Panel
September 27, 2018

The CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation represents proven expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis. Designees are recognized as leading experts in commercial real estate.
Brad Crumpecker, Senior Director (KW Commercial)
S. Susan Self, Vice President (Ritter Dallas)
Scott C. Farber, Executive Managing Director (Cushman and Wakefield)
Giancarlo “GC” Carriero, Partner (Tricom Real Estate Group)
Madison Rust, Senior Valuation Associate (CBRE)
Ken Wimberly, Chief Visionary Officer (Keller Williams)

Industry Professional Alumni Panel Discussion, 2018

Industry Professional Alumni Panel Discussion
April 24, 2018

Chase Stone, Acquisitions Manager (Cawley Partners)
Edmund Lord, Senior Investment Associate (Diamond Realty Investments)
Jason Harris, Acquisition Intern (Westmount Realty Capital)
Molly Vaughan, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser (Dallas County Appraisal District)

Nathan Tschappler and Brianna Davis

January 30, 2018

Nathan Tschappler (American Capital Corp)
Brianna Davis (Sperry Commercial Real Estate)

The Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate works closely with myriad trade organizations and groups in the industry. Most have been financial supporters of students, too. Some supporters include the Corporate Real Estate Network (CoreNet), Ebby Halliday Real Estate, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), The Real Estate Council (TREC), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Richardson, Texas, Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Financial Executives Association (REFEA).

The institute promotes industry collaboration and productive relationships with businesses of all sizes. We provide our corporate colleagues with resources, opportunities and strategic partnerships that connect their companies to our world-class institution, faculty and students. Contact us to learn how you can engage with the institute.

Randall S. Guttery, PhD Director, Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate
Julie Lynch Associate Director, Real Estate Programs

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The Weitzman Institute works closely with the Jindal School’s Career Management Center to build and maintain mutual beneficially relationships with key real estate companies and organizations. Several dozen commercial and residential real estate firms have hired our students. Some would include:

  • Weitzman
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • 7-Eleven Real Estate
  • Bank of America
  • Granite Properties
  • Ebby Halliday
  • HFF
  • Transwestern
  • Freddie Mac
  • Republic Title
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Real Foundations
  • Swearingen
  • Twinrose Investments
  • Richardson (Texas) Economic Development Partnership
  • Integra Realty Resources
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Fannie Mae
  • Encore
  • CBRE
  • Behringer
  • Aimbridge Hospitality
  • NAI Robert Lynn
  • GE Capital
  • Berkshire Group
  • Tango Management Consulting
  • US Freedom Capital
  • Keller Williams
  • Mr. Cooper
  • MetroMarke
  • Citadel Partners
  • Gardner Capital
  • The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Lincoln Properties
  • Real Page Multi-Family Research
  • Wingstop Real Estate
  • FEMA
  • Coldwell Banker
  • Oncor Electric
  • USI
  • Cross Timbers Capital
  • Greysteel
  • Genesis Real Estate
  • G6 Hospitality, LLC
  • E Smith Advisors
  • Plains Capital Texas
  • Wells Fargo
  • New Western Acquisitions
  • Lennar Corporation
  • Westmount Realty Capital
  • Civitas Capital
  • Hicks Equity Partners
  • Sperry Commercial Real Estate
  • Brand Capital Partners
  • Best Western
  • Landmark Bank
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Retail Solutions
  • Bloomfield Homes
  • Merit Hill Capital
  • Texas Republic Bank
  • KOA Partners
  • JPI
  • Robinson Clay
  • KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • Solid Rock Group Asset Management
Randall S. Guttery

Randall S. Guttery, PhD

Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate


Julie Lynch

Julie Lynch

Associate Director
Herbert D. Weitzman Institute for Real Estate

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Debi Carter

Debi Carter, CCIM

Capstone Commercial Health Services

Bill Guthrey

Bill Guthrey

Senior Vice President/Partner
KDC Real Estate Development

Robert E. Young, Jr.

Robert E. Young, Jr.

Executive Managing Director

Jefflyn Williamson

Jefflyn Williamson

Jefflyn and Company Commercial Real Estate

Rebecca Tudor

Rebecca Tudor

Twinrose Investments

Jessica Warrior

Jessica Warrior, CPM

Director of Property Management
Granite Properties