Real Estate Investment
Management Advisory Council
The following advisors are participating in the development of this year's Real Estate Investment Management program.
Advisory Council Chairman
Chuck Niswonger has over 30 years of successful leadership experience in technology-related roles that range from operating his own consulting company (www.nicenets.com) to directing the IT strategy of a real estate investment management firm to manufacturing and technology-enabled education. Chuck has also been the chair of the Realcomm Investment Management (IM) Advisory Council for the last ten years, managing content selection for the conference educational sessions, IM forums, workshops and webinars.
Advisory Council Members
Sondra Ashmore, Ph.D. recently joined Principal Global Investor's Real Estate Group as the Assistant Director of IT. Prior to joining The Principal Financial Group, she spent 13 years at IBM working on storage solutions for cloud, big data and software defined environments. Her first book, “Introduction to Agile Methods” will be released in July of this year.
Fred Schmidt is a Director and Development Manager for TIAA-CREF. He manages the Business Process Automation team in the Private Real Estate & Alternative Investments area of IT, spanning asset classes in real estate, private equity, commercial mortgages, private debt and alternative investments including real assets in natural resources, energy and infrastructure. Fred also manages the Commercial Mortgage Tools Modernization initiative at TIAA.