Past Real Estate Advisory Council Members
Gary W. Day, '01
Principal, DB Capital Management
Gary Day is co-founder of DB Capital Management, a boutique investment firm based in Rockville, MD. DB Capital Management houses its offices in the Wire Hardware Store, a historic landmark dating back to 1895. Mr. Day also works with both public and private sectors to foster the Rockville community's economic growth as a member of the board of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. He has two young children.
Robert (Bobby) Lipnick, MBA '06
Investor, South Decatur Inc.
Robert Lipnick is both a graduate of the Kogod School of Business (MBA '06) and an adjunct professor with the school. A LEED accredited professional, Dr. Lipnick is a real estate investor with Washington, D.C. South Decatur Inc. and a physician formerly specializing in rheumatology, the treatment of diseases that affect joints and connective tissue.
Rod Lawrence, MBA '89
Partner, JBG Companies
Mr. Lawrence works as a Partner at JBG, an investment and development real estate firm in the Washington metro area. Mr. Lawrence has over 20 years of experience at JBG in all areas of commercial real estate investment and development. He started working at JBG after receiving an internship there as a MBA student at Kogod. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the National Board of Directors of NAIOP and is the Vice Chair for the Sustainable Development Committee. He received his BA in Economics from The College of William and Mary.
John Katkish, P '08
President, First Management Group Inc.
Professor Katkish is an executive-in-residence in the Finance Department, and teaches finance and real estate courses at the Kogod School of Business. He is the Founder and President of the asset management firm First Management Group Inc., where he is responsible for the direct supervision of all client real estate and investment accounts totaling over $1 billion. Mr. Katkish has extensive experience in acquisitions, dispositions, property management, building development, lease portfolio management, debt placement and restructuring. In the past, he has worked with various firms on arranging financing and site acquisition, identifying and directing regulatory approval process and managing project completion. He received his MBA from New York University.
Berkeley (Berk) M. Shervin, Jr., '88
President & Owner, The Wilkes Company
Berkeley M. Shervin is President, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner of The Wilkes Company, a commercial real estate development company in Washington, D.C. He has been actively engaged in the site selection, acquisition, development and management of commercial real estate development projects for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Shervin has also served as chief executive officer and director of a number of affiliated companies. Mr. Shervin is a director of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the U.S. Green Building Council. Mr. Shervin is a graduate of American University's College of Arts and Sciences ('88).