Berman lecture series

The Allan L. Berman Lecture explores issues impacting the real estate industry and related fields. The annual lecture honors the Berman family for their generosity and dedication to higher education and devotion to community. Allan L. Berman was a Baltimore-based real estate entrepreneur and diamond merchant, possessing a keen interest in real estate along with an intuitive talent for recognizing development opportunities. 

Past Speakers:

Women in Real Estate:

Elizabeth Cotter, Senior Vice President, Capital Markets at JBG SMITH
Jade Dai, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of GL Capital
Eleanor Tessier, Chief Credit Officer, Real Estate Finance at CIT Bank


David Lee, CFA is portfolio manager in the Equity Division of T. Rowe Price, and president of T. Rowe Price Real Estate Fund. Lee also serves on the school’s Real Estate Advisory Board, began his career as an engineer at IBM. Speaker at the 2018 Allan L. Berman Lecture.


Toby Bozzuto is president and CEO of the Bozzuto Group, a diversified, independently-operated family business real estate company celebrated for our developments, construction, property management and homebuilding.


Parris Glendening served as Governor of the State of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. Glendening currently serves as president of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute and is an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.