Real Estate Committee

The Real Estate Committee assists the board through oversight and stewardship of real estate matters including identifying and analyzing real estate gift opportunities, and making recommendations about real estate and mortgages for investment purposes. In addition, the committee makes recommendations to the board regarding the directors to be appointed by the foundation to the board of Terrapin Development Company, LLC (“TDC”). 

The board has delegated authority to the committee to: make recommendations about the appropriateness of real estate gifts given to the foundation by donors; review and assess real estate needs of the University of Maryland, College Park, with university staff and legal counsel regarding significant legal and regulatory matters that involve real estate transactions and/or development on campus; provide input and advice regarding the mission and direction of TDC from time to time;  and make recommendations to the committee on trustees regarding the directors to be appointed by the foundation to the board of TDC.

It is preferred that the members of the committee have a background in the legal, financial, or real estate industries.  

Daniel I. `Dan` Millman`84
Chair, Real Estate Committee
Principal & COO
Turner Impact Capital LLC
Murray P. Abrams `83
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Capital One Financial
Sharon L. Akers `78
Vice President, Corporate Relations
St. John Properties
Mark T. Ciardi `83
Co-Founder, President & CEO
Select Films
Ryan L. Dearborn `90
Board Member & Retired CEO
Wood Partners
Richard M. Finkelstein `72
Partner
Ascend Properties
Brendan Iribe `01
Former Vice President & Co-Founder
Oculus
Michael E. Johnson `76
President
UrbanCore Development, LLC
Kevin A. Plank `96
Founder, Executive Chairman & Brand Chief
Under Armour, Inc.

Staff

Cynthia Allen
Vice President, CFO & Treasurer, University of Maryland College Park Foundation
Associate Vice President of Finance & Operations
callen11@umd.edu
301-955-1264