Features Real Estate

Alison McCullough-Butchart – Qualico

Born in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, Alison McCullough-Butchart initially took the traditional route to becoming a lawyer—receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1997 and then, two years later, her Master of Law from The Queen’s University of Belfast. While obtaining her master’s, McCullough-Butchart attended the University of Manitoba in Canada as a visiting graduate […]

Ryan J. Kretschmer – Walton Global Holdings

Georgia’s population is growing over 14 percent annually while its housing supply lags, so there’s ample opportunity for a company to thrive while making up the difference. First things first, that means acquiring the land on which to build, which Walton Global Holdings does. Then, it sells that real estate to homebuilders with which it […]

Juliana Bastianello Baldin – GTIS Partners

It was a good match: Juliana Bastianello Baldin was helping clients understand Brazil’s complex legal system, while GTIS, one of her clients and a real estate investment firm, was trying to expand into the country. Now, as Baldin celebrates a decade at GTIS and manages its legal team in Brazil, she can also reflect on […]

Ty Patton – McCurdy Auction LLC

If you were to bet on how many attorneys double as auctioneers, what would be the number? A few dozen? Is it in the hundreds? As both general counsel and auctioneer for McCurdy Auction LLC of Wichita, Kansas, Ty Patton thinks he may be the only one—at least for a little longer. As he chatted […]

Stephen Ifeduba – Washington Prime Group

Rumors of the shopping mall’s death may have been exaggerated, Forbes magazine reporting last spring how brick-and-mortar sales have been growing 3 percent each year since 2016, less than e-commerce growth but still above the rate of inflation. The shrewd mall operators intent on making their premises destination centers, there will be more attractions for […]

Macie Hawkes – eXp Realty, LLC

How does a real estate company grow to an eye-popping 65,000 agents across 17 countries in a little over a decade? eXp Realty’s Macie Hawkes says it pays to be well-versed in technology. Since she joined the company as its first general counsel in 2017, it’s become one of the fastest growing real estate technology […]

James Slinkman – Advocate Aurora Health

In negotiating real estate, James Slinkman doesn’t wait until the last minute. He starts discussions several months, or sometimes a few years, ahead of time when renewing a lease for Advocate Aurora Health. This gives him more leverage to set the terms because the landlord will know he’s not in a rush or under pressure. […]

Diane Hornquist – Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.

The age-old adage advises us—businesses or individuals—to consider three important aspects of real estate before investing: location, location and location. However, as Diane Hornquist can attest, location is one piece of the complex real estate investment puzzle. Aspects such as cost and contracts, as well as wildcards—like, say, a global pandemic—all need to be considered. […]

Charles Barber – George Washington University

Real estate is all about location. Still, being just a few blocks from the White House comes with as many challenges as it does opportunities. As interim vice president and general counsel for George Washington University, Charles Barber navigates strict district regulations and zoning policies as he helps the university grow. The university has employed […]

Chelsea Wardrop – Arcadia Management Group

It almost never happens, but for Chelsea Wardrop it did: She made the University of Utah’s women’s basketball team as a walk-on. Nothing was guaranteed save for hard work, summer camps, endless drills and doing whatever was needed for the team—even if it meant riding the bench during her freshman year and exuding a positive […]

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