What's Next in Real Estate Speaker Series

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School presents “What's Next in Real Estate.”

This ongoing series focuses on challenges, uncertainties, or innovations in the real estate industry. Dean Alex Triantis will facilitate each event featuring distinguished Carey alumni and industry leaders.

Previous speakers

Jeff Olson portrait

Jeffrey Olson

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Urban Edge Properties

Jeffrey Olson is chief executive officer for Urban Edge Properties, an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust focused on managing, acquiring, developing, and redeveloping retail real estate in urban communities. Prior to joining Urban Edge Properties, Mr. Olson served as chief executive officer of Equity One, Inc., and was president of the Eastern and Western Regions of Kimco Realty Corporation. Mr. Olson is a Board Member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is chairman of the Real Estate Advisory Board at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where he earned a Master of Science in Real Estate. Jeff will discuss the state of the retail real estate markets including the recovery post-Covid and repurposing retail space into other uses.

Kunkun Callaghan

Kunkun Callaghan

Senior Vice President – Enterprise Business Technology Officer, Freddie Mac

Kunkun Callaghan is Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Business Technology Office at Freddie Mac. She leads Freddie Mac’s enterprise Agile transformation program, Modern Delivery, which is changing the way Freddie Mac teams work together to build and deliver capabilities and products.

Callaghan also drives the enterprise-wide Corporate Technologies and Development Factory and was named one of STEMConnector’s “100 Corporate Women Leaders in STEM.”

Michael Grazino

Michael Graziano

Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Michael Graziano is co-head of the Global Real Estate Investment Banking for Goldman Sachs & Co. and serves as a strategic advisor to a number of private and publicly traded real estate companies with regard to mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and general corporate finance matters.

He is also a member of the Investment Banking Division Executive Committee and a member of the Carey Business School’s Real Estate Advisory Board.

Lynn Hackney

Lynn Hackney

Principal, Community Three

Lynn Hackney leads Community Three’s acquisition, capital, and market research teams. She leverages her development and investment experience in urban condominium, multifamily, mixed-use, and townhome developments.

Since 2007, her firm Allyson Capital has managed real estate efforts with an average asset valuation of $50M primarily concentrated in Washington, D.C. with other investments in New York and Miami. Allyson Capital was acquired in 2018 as the financing arm of Community Three.