Advisory Board

V. Michael Komppa, is the Founder and President of Corum Real Estate Group, located in Denver, CO. The firm is a diversified group of talented and experienced professionals with a vision to become active participants in a variety of real estate product types. Mr. Komppa became his career with a Denver-based engineering and construction firm. After earning a Master’s Degree in Real Estate at The University of Wisconsin , he spent seven years as a mortgage banker. In 1982, Mr. Komppa entered the development business as the Colorado partner of a Texas-based real estate firm. In 1986, Mr. Komppa formed Corum Real Estate Group. The firm has been involved in commercial office, warehouse and apartment properties in the Colorado and Chicago area markets.V. Michael Komppa can be reach at or 303-796-2000. The Corum Real Estate website is:

Ken Danter is the Founder and President of The Danter Company, located in Columbus, Ohio., since its inception in 1970. Ken’s sills in marketing and real estate research have merged with organizational and project management and planning to develop a professional team of analysts. At The Danter Company, Ken has pioneered methodologies unique to the real estate research industry, particularly the Effective Market Area and the 100% Data Base, on which all Danter Company studies are based. These methodologies, developed specifically to determine market feasibility, provide a more solid foundation upon which to base market decisions than methodologies based on analyses of selected comparables.Ken Danter can be reached at: or 614-221-9096. The Danter Company’s website is:

Frank Gallinelli is the Founder and President of RealData, a real estate financial software firm located in Southport, Connecticut. In 1981 he stumbled on a real estate opportunity that was too complex for existing calculation technology so he set out to create his own. He succeeded and the income property analysis spreadsheet program he invented soon caught the imagination of associates at his real estate office. From that effort, RealData was born. Frank is a Yale graduate and has written a pair of “how-to” books, “What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow” and “Insider Secrets to Financing Your Real Estate Investments.” Frank is also a teacher at Columbia University in the Master of Science in Real Estate Development Program.Frank Gallinelli can be reached at: or 800-899-6060. The RealData website is:

William (Bill) Tyler is a Senior Vice President of CBRE, Capital Markets in the Atlanta, GA office. Mr. Tylers broad experience and focus includes structured finance, joint ventures, construction, bridge and permanent financing. Mr. Tyler pursues opportunities in all property types and sizes and maintain strong relationships in the ever-changing insurance company, conduit and specialty finance communities.William Tyler can be reached at: or 404-923-1575. The CBRE website is:

Ewoud Swaak is the Founder and President of U.S. Operations for Westplan Investors, a Dutch real estate investment firm located in Atlanta, GA. Before moving to the U.S., Mr. Swaak structured and developed real estate projected in The Netherlands. Westplan Investors has been involved as equity partner in over $2B of real estate. Mr. Swaak obtained his Master Degree in Real Estate from Georgia State University and is currently the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for Georgia and South Carolina.Ewoud Swaak can be reached at: or 770-390-9378. The Westplan Investor website is:

Charles J. O’Brien III, AIA is President of Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects, a 50 person design firm located in Atlanta, GA. Mr. O’Brien also serves as the Lead Designer Principal. The firm creates award-winning projects in architectural, interior design and graphic design throughout the U.S. Mr. O’Brien received his Architecture degree from The Ohio State University and holds architectural registrations in 19 states.Charles J. O’Brien III can be reached at: or 770-569-1706. Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects website is:

Allen Cymrot is the Founder and Chairman of Cymrot Realty Advisors, located in Mountain View, CA. The firm is a principal investor in income properties and angel investor in startup companies with real estate needs. Mr. Cymrot was the former CEO of three national investment companies and has overseen the acquisition and management of over $3 billion of investment properties. Mr. Cymrot was the former Chairman and Director of the National Multi Housing Council and as Chairman instituted committees for Strategic Planning, Political Action, Legislation, and Rent Control. He was one of the first real estate executives to testify before both houses of Congress; lectured at leading trade associations and universities including Stanford University, Columbia, The University of Chicago, Georgia Tech, Southern Methodist University and Northwestern University. Mr. Cymrot has authored and published two highly recommended books on real estate investment and has authored over 100 real estate investment articles.Allen Cymrot can be reached at: or 650-714-5788.

Andrew C. Shovers is a partner with the Real Estate Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLC located in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include: strip shopping centers leases, franchise-related leases, zoning matters, hotels and extended stay motels. He also has special expertise in representing various lenders in loan workouts and foreclosures.Andrew Shovers can be reached at: or 404-815-3544. Gambrell & Russell’s website is:

Barb O’Steen is Director of Real Estate for Greystar’s Atlanta, GA office. Barbara oversees property operations in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and Pensacola, Fl. Her portfolio consists of 13,025 units in 37 properties.Barbara O’Steen has be reached at: or 703-512-3000. Greystar’s website is:

Jeffrey A. Davis is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Cambridge Realty Capital Companies, located in Chicago, IL. Cambridge is one of the nation’s leading senior housing/healthcare financiers with more than 350 closed senior housing/healthcare debt and equity transactions totaling more than $3 billion since 1990. Cambridge has a regional office in Los Angeles, and correspondent relationships in several other U.S. cities. Mr. Davis has a Masters Degree in Real Estate from The University of Wisconsin.Jeffrey A. Davis can be reached at: or 312-357-1601. Cambridge’s website is:

Michael Feiner is President and Chief Executive Officer of Feiner Enterprises, located in Denver, CO. This firm concentrates in investments and advisory services to the real estate industry, including mortgage finance and derivative financial products. Previously, Mr. Feiner was President and Chief Executive Office of Asset Investors, Inc, on of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts. Mr. Feiner was also Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for MDC Holdings, Inc. and Executive Vice President for U.S. Realty Investments.

Katy Breazeale, CPA is a Principal in the Reznick Group’s Transactions Advisory Group, located in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Breazeale has over 15 years of diversified transaction experience with many different types of properties and developments, such as affordable housing, conventional multifamily, senior housing, commercial and mixed use developments, re-development, and historic properties. Her core competencies include structuring and financial analysis of multiple, complex real estate properties that are typically formed to take advantage of the tax benefits provided by the Internal Revenue Code such as the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Historic Rehabilitation Credit.Katy Breazeale can be reached at: or 404-497-8882. Reznick Group’s website is: