Real Estate Leaders Discuss Market Fundamentals and Leadership Through Crisis

Sponsored by the Real Estate Affinity

Real Estate is a field which experiences business cycles and leaders must always keep track of how the markets perform under various conditions. How do different types of real estate perform in various market cycles and what effect does it have on business and individual stakeholders? How do market fundamentals remain constant and in what ways do they change through periods of economic growth and recession? Join our panel of real estate experts as they discuss the challenges and strengths inherent in each real estate types —retail, multifamily, residential, industrial, and office. Finally, in this time of unprecedented global crisis, what role does leadership play in how real estate businesses survive and thrive.

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Katherine Pinkard (Business '14), President, Pinkard Properties

Representing the fourth generation of Pinkards in the commercial real estate industry as the Co-Founder and President of Pinkard Properties, Ms. Pinkard oversees the commercial real estate services firm, providing property management, development, project management, and advisory services. Since founding the company in 2012, she has worked with clients ranging from local real estate owners and developers, to publicly-traded REITs, as well as large public companies, public institutions, and government agencies to manage and consult on an array of assignments. Ms. Pinkard has a particular passion for blockchain technology and currently serves on the advisory board of blockchain startup Abstract Tokenization. Ms. Pinkard holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and a BA from Georgetown University.  Ms. Pinkard currently serves as a member of the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where she chairs the Philanthropy Committee.

Gene Parker (Business '97), Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Greenberg Gibbons Commercial

Mr. Parker oversees strategic operations, leasing and asset management activities for Greenberg Gibbons’ portfolio of 5.5 million square feet of existing and new development. He serves on GGC’s Board and also oversees accounting, IT, and HR. Prior to joining Greenberg Gibbons, Mr. Parker spent 26 years at Continental Realty Corporation (CRC), serving as President for the last 10 of those years. Mr. Parker is currently a member of the boards of directors for Chevy Chase Land Company and Royco Properties, both based in the Washington, D.C., area. Mr. Parker is also a consultant and advisor with Rosso Commercial based in Annapolis, MD.  He is also a graduate faculty member at Georgetown and John Hopkins Universities, teaching all aspects of commercial real estate. A former U.S. Marine, Mr. Parker is also a volunteer firefighter and EMT.  He has a Bachelor of Arts from Towson University, an M.S. in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland. Mr. Parker also holds real estate broker licenses in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Jade Dai (Business '18), Partner, GL Capital LLC
Jade Dai manages finances for GL Capital. As the controller of the company, Jade manages investor relations, secures investments, and works with CPA teams for tax strategy on all existing properties. GL Capital has more than 90 investors, including individuals, family offices and private equity institutions. Prior, Jade was the co-founder of Zoom Venture Partners, investing in early- to mid-stage companies with high potential for exponential growth. Jade’s team provides financial and intellectual support to boost their value. Jade is also founder of Elite Education, an education company, supporting high school and college students through homestay support, internship opportunities, mentoring, consulting, personal growth programs, leadership coaching and summer programs. Jade is also president of World Youth Value Society, where Jade’s team runs various youth charity and educational programs in China, Kenya and the United States.

Andrew Hinton (Business '17), Partner, GL Capital LLC

Andrew Hinton manages operations, development, and sales for GL Capital. Andrew supervises construction and renovations for GL Capital’s existing portfolio and new acquisitions. Andrew also oversees property management functions including leasing, maintenance, and tenant communications. Finally, Andrew leads efforts for disposition of existing assets as well as runs his own residential sales business with Keller Williams. Prior, Andrew earned a Master of Art in design at Maryland Institute College of Art and Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Andrew specialized in marketing during his business school career. Andrew also worked as a mentor for out of school youth in North Philadelphia. Andrew also worked to develop affordable technologies for developing communities around the world. One enterprise commercialized greenhouse technology in rural Kenya and South Africa.

 Event Date
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Start Time: 4:00pm
End Time: 5:30pm

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