NFDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Greg Margetich, The Margetich Group
Greg Margetich is Executive Chairman of NFDA and President of The Margetich Group, a subsidiary of Margetich Real Estate & Development, founded in 1977, is a commercial real estate investment & advisory company. Greg has a vast experience specializing in
investment sales, financing & management of commercial real estate properties including office, retail and industrial properties with a concentration in the acquisitions and dispositions of government-leased properties located throughout the United States.

Ron Kendall, Easterly REIT 
Ron Kendall is an Executive Board Member of NFDA and Executive Vice President, Easterly Government Properties. He heads up the government-relations function of a Real Estate Investment Trust focused on owning and developing properties leased to the federal government. Interacts with House and Senate members and staff, OMB, and GSA on public policy issues pertaining to federal real property. Serves as subject matter expert within the firm for Federal contracting, real property asset and portfolio management, and facility management, building security, leasing and construction issues.

Biz Brackett, UIRC
CEO/President, UIRC A licensed real estate broker since the 1980s, Mr. Brackett founded S.B. Brackett & Company in 1991, to offer brokerage services within Chicago’s industrial property market.  Soon thereafter, Mr. Brackett added environmental remediation and property management services to his firm’s capabilities, re-branding his company as Urban Investment Research Corporation (“UIRC”) in 1996.  UIRC’s principals began to purchase properties on their own account in 1995 which, over time, led to the primary refocusing of UIRC’s resources to the management of its internal portfolio, in addition to its third-party work.


Charles Chandler, Wrightwood Properties LL
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harles Chandler, President of Wrightwood properties LLC, founded the firm in 1999. Mr. Chandler previously served as Director of Public Sector Services for CB Richard Ellis, Inc., the world's largest real estate brokerage services firm and earlier as a real estate Contracting Officer for GSA in Washington, DC. The firm, or its key personnel have completed over 3,500,000 square feet of leases and sales of properties with Public Sector tenancy.


Diana Parks, Director at Large, 
Attorney-at-Law, Curran Legal Group 
Ms. Parks has experience in Federal procurement as in-house counsel for over a decade with the General Services Administration, and in the private sector where she has practiced law since 2006.  She founded Curran Legal Services Group, Inc. in 2006, where she has acted as managing partner and principal.  She advises on all aspects of Government contracts and Federal procurement law, with an emphasis on construction and leasing issues. Ms. Curran counsels clients engaged in Government contracting from the bidding stage through contract administration and claims issues. Admitted to the bar in 1991, she has over twenty years experience, and practices regularly before the GAO, the United States Court of Federal Claims on procurement and contracting related issues.

Theo Bell, Board Member, CEO/President, Epic Consulting
Theo Bell began his own corporate & federal real estate consulting practice, Epic Consulting, LLC, in 2011 after three years as Senior Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank in Washington, D.C. Epic Consulting offers "C-suite" and executive-level real estate, 

government affairs, business development and government contracting management 
services to commercial companies seeking to provide the federal government with commercial real estate leasing, design, construction and development services.

 

Marcy Owens Test, Board Member,Senior Vice President, CBRE, 
Federal Lessor Advisory Group 

As a Senior Vice President and member of the national CBRE practice Federal Lessor Advisory Group (FLAG), Marcy Owens Test is a Federal real estate expert. Her expertise lies in managing large and complex projects. She is sought out by many for technical knowledge in all aspects impacting Federal real estate including market trends, investment sales, due diligence, Federal lease construction, lease administration, leasing and relationship management. She has completed hundreds of Federal projects across the United States with a total volume of close to ten million square feet.

Norman Dong, Board Member, Managing Director, FD Stonewater 
Norman Dong is a Managing Director at FD Stonewater, a real estate brokerage, investment, development firm focusing on Federal, state, and commercial properties. As the Former Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service for GSA, Mr. Dong led one of the largest and most diversified public real estate organizations in the world. Mr. Dong managed the nationwide asset management, design, construction, leasing, building management and disposal of approximately 374 million square feet of government-owned and leased space. Additionally, Mr. Dong oversaw an annual budget of approximately $10 billion and a workforce of almost 6,000.

David Givner, Board Member, President, HPI Real Estate Services & Investments
David Givner is a Managing Director At HPI at HPI International based in Brooklyn, New York. David is an NFDA board member and Chapter director.

 


Bob Peck, Board Member Principal/Co-Leader, Govt Practice Area, Gensler 
Bob is a co-leader of the firm's Government & Defense practice. He served for eight years as Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service, responsible for design, construction, leasing, and management for more than 375 million square feet of space housing more than 1.1 million employees with an annual budget of more than $9 billion. He has been a land use attorney, commercial real estate mortgage banker and broker, and has also served as President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and Vice President for Public Affairs at the American Institute of Architects.


Mark Ritchie, Board Member, Principal, Gantry, Inc.
Mark Ritchie’s career in commercial real estate finance spans 30 years. Based in Los Angeles, he is a Principal of Gantry, Inc. (FMA Newmark Realty Capital). Gantry is the largest independent mortgage banking firm in the US; managing a portfolio of $18 BB in various debt/equity instruments for over 40 institutional capital sources, including several billion in government leased projects.

 

Kurt Stout, Board Member Executive Vice President, Government Solutions, Colliers International 
Kurt Stout leads the Colliers Government Solutions national practice group, overseeing its platform services including leasing, investment sales, finance, property management and project management. He is an active member of the government real estate community to the federal sector.

 

Chad Becker, Board Member, Principal | Arco Solutions
Chad began his career in Commercial Real Estate with the General Services Administration (GSA) and went on to spend 15 years with the Federal Government.  During his tenure with the Government, Chad held positions in Property Management, Asset Management, and concluded his career in Leasing where he served as an in-house broker for the U.S. Government.  It was during his role as an in-house broker that he began to see the great opportunities that existed for building owners and their brokers who sought deals with the Federal Government.



Fran Cowan, Board Member Vice President, NGP V
Ms. Cowan has over 30 years of real estate experience in research, development, leasing and finance. Ms. Cowan is responsible for sourcing potential acquisitions including developing and maintaining the acquisition pipeline for NGP. In addition, Ms. Cowan manages the GSA leasing process, working closely with GSA contracting officers and other government leasing officials. Prior to NGP, Ms. Cowan was the founder, owner and manager of a real estate consulting firm specializing in marketing, research and development-related services with nine years of experience in project development and finance in commercial real estate.


Dennis Eisen, P.h.D., Founder and Senior Fellow  

 

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