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Real Estate Lab

Hosted by the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center, Real Estate Labs are roundtable discussions with top real estate professionals from around the country. All students are invited to join.

Tucker White

Principle White Buffalo Partners

SFEBB 3180

Tucker White has successfully facilitated the sale or purchase of over 6.5 million sq. ft. of office, retail and industrial investment property with a transaction value of more than $1 billion. This experience has proven to be a valuable asset when determining what makes a good investment opportunity and has helped identify potential obstacles. With extensive experience in working with both institutional and private investors, Tucker brings a unique perspective and sophistication to CRE investing in Utah.

Tuckeris the founder of White Buffalo Partners, a real estate investment firm focusing on acquiring under-managed and under-leased commercial properties – office, retail, self-storage and industrial – and bring them to above-market standards with proper capital investments and leasing/management strategies that ensure long-term occupancy stability and strong rental growth.

Tucker is a CCIM designee and currently serves on the Utah chapter board along with being active in ULI, ICSC and NAIOP.

Tucker received a Master’s in Business Administration from Westminster College and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah.

Known as a thought leader in the industry, Tucker has participated as a NAIOP/CCIM symposium presenter, CCIM RealCon presenter and lectured at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.

Ben Bradley

Get Space Self Storage

SFEBB 3180

About Ben Bradley:

Co-Founder & Principal
Company Name
Get Space
Dates Employed 2014 – Present
Employment Duration 5 yrs
Location United States

Development Director
Company Name
Self-Storage Consulting Group
Dates Employed 2013 – 2014
Employment Duration 1 yr

Self Storage Specialist
Company Name
Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce Real Estate Solutions
Dates Employed 2012 – 2013
Employment Duration 1 yr
Location Greater Salt Lake City Area

Utah Real Estate Challenge Director
Company Name
University of Utah
Dates Employed 2011 – 2012
Employment Duration 1 yr
Location University of Utah

Development Intern
Company Name
Gardner Company
Dates Employed 2010
Employment Duration less than a year
Location Greater Salt Lake City Area

Jason Smith

Terraform Development

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About Jason Smith:

Jason joined TerraForm at the end of 2013. He directs the initial phases of TerraForm’s net lease projects, including business development, pro-forma analysis, site selection, tenant relations, contract negotiations and leasing. He also oversees the firm’s operational strategy and TerraForm’s in-house property management company. Jason utilizes superb organizational skills to manage projects efficiently and keep them moving forward. His tenacity and dedication ensure that all options are considered and even tough deals make it to the finish line.

Prior to his time with TerraForm, Jason gained significant transactional experience working in corporate services with NAI. His advisory and consulting background was developed with Deloitte’s real estate consulting practice in Washington D.C.

Jason received his bachelor of science in accounting from Brigham Young University where he graduated in magna cum laude. He also received a master of business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Chicago.

Jason enjoys Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, mountain biking and snowboarding. He loves spending time with his wife and four children in the outdoors hiking and camping.

Jake Wood 

JF Capital

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About Jake Wood:

Jake Wood has over 15 years of experience in real estate investment, brokerage, finance, and development.  He currently oversees acquisitions and development for the JF Properties multi-family development division.  As a part of his duties, Jake has spearheaded the community projects and affordable housing initiative.  Within this capacity, Jake and the JF team have partnered with the industry’s best lenders, investors, property managers, and builders to assemble, entitle, finance, and build active projects with a combined count of approximately 500 affordable apartment units and development budgets totaling over $100MM.

Prior to joining JF Capital, Jake served as the managing partner of Nicholas Wood, a specialty real estate services company with headquarters in Durham, NC.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Boyd Martin

DR Horton

SFEBB 3180

About Boyd Martin:

Company Name DR Horton Homes
Total Duration 18 yrs

TitleDivision President – Utah
Dates Employed2001 – Present
Employment Duration 18 yrs
1,000 homes sales/year

TitleDivision President – Utah & Idaho
Dates Employed Jun 2008 – Jun 2012
Employment Duration 4 yrs 1 month
Location Utah & Idaho

VP of Operations
Company Name
Hubble Homes Idaho
Dates Employed2000 – 2001
Employment Duration 1 yr
Location Boise, Idaho Area
650+ Homes per year

General Manager
Company Name
Salisbury Homes
Dates Employed Sep 1998 – Dec 2000
Employment Duration 2 yrs 4 mos
500+ Homes per year

Eli Mills

CBRE

SFEBB 3180

About Eli Mills:

Eli Mills has over 24 years of real estate experience. During this time he has been involved in the successful execution of more than 350 transactions and advised on numerous others totaling several billion dollars. Eli has represented and advised many of the largest real estate investors in the United States. As a member of the CBRE Investment Sales Group, he is able to access the

world’s leading investment sales platform. This allows Eli the unique ability to connect aggressive capital sources from around the globe with investment opportunities in Utah.

Eli joined CBRE’s Investment Properties professionals in September of 2010. Prior to joining CBRE, he was one of the founding principles of NAI Utah Commercial Real Estate Inc. (now Newmark Grubb Acres) and was on the leadership board of NAI Global’s Investment Council.

In 1997 Eli received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Only 6% of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry.

Eli earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and a dual MBA from Columbia University and The University of California, Berkley. Eli and his wife Rachel have been married for

21 years and have 6 children.

Walt Plumb

Plumb Real Estate

SFEBB 3180

Mark Murdock

Gardner Company

SFEBB 3180

About Mark Murdock:

400 West 90 South, Suite360 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 915 – 1822
mark@gardnercompany.net

Experience 

Gardner Company
VP Development
2013 – Today
Salt Lake City

  •  View 72 – Two Million sq. ft. office park in Midvale, UT
  •  FLSmidth Office Park, 167,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold -$26,000,000
  •  Vivint Office Park, 227,000 sq. ft. of office in Provo Utah – $42,000,000
  •  Central 72 Townhomes, 224 units located in Midvale, UT
  •  www.gardnercompany.net

Ivory Development
Project Manager
Entitlement and Development Construction
2004 – 2007
Salt Lake City, UT

  • ° Responsible for controlling 20 million dollars in contracts
  • ° Managed a 60 million dollar bond line
  • ° Solved issues with contractors, subcontractors, engineering, and city officials
  • ° Presented new projects for city entitlements
  • ° Oversaw bid and contractor selection for new developments

 Education

2007 – 2008
Columbia University New York, NY
MSRED, Finance and Development, May 2008
Selected: Project Manager for Longwood finance case study Member: Entrepreneurs’ Club

2000 – 2005
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
B.S., Civil Engineering
B.A., Spanish Minor
Elected: University of Utah Engineering Assembly Representative Accomplishments: Passed Fundaments of Engineering Exam – EIT

Additional Information

  • ° Member: United Way Young Leaders
  • ° Member: Guadalupe School Board
  • ° Computer Skills: Adobe Suite,AutoCAD, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word
  • ° Volunteer: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Chile (1997 – 1999)
  • ° Interests: Road and Mountain Biking, Traveling, Wakeboarding, Architecture, Tennis

Brad Holmes

Larry H Miller Company

SFEBB 3180

Tom Lewis

Pennbridge Capital

SFEBB 3180

About Tom Lewis:

Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of Pennbridge Capital and one of the firm’s principals.  Prior to starting Pennbridge Capital, Mr. Lewis was a Vice President with W.P. Carey & Co., LLC, a real estate investment firm headquartered in New York City and the largest provider of sale-leaseback financing in the nation.  While at W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis was responsible for asset dispositions, lease and debt workouts, analyzing/underwriting the credit profile of potential tenants, property financing, tenant bankruptcy workouts, lease restructuring, and asset re-leasing for more than one and a half billion dollars of assets under management.  Additionally, Mr. Lewis dealt with complex environmental issues, negotiating redevelopment plans for obsolete assets, and structuring and implementing financial and operational covenants.  Prior to his experience with W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Lewis was educated at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Lewis is a licensed real estate broker in Utah.

Tucker White

Principal-White Buffalo Partners

SFEBB 3180

Tucker White has successfully facilitated the sale or purchase of over 6.5 million sq. ft. of office, retail and industrial investment property with a transaction value of more than $1 billion. This experience has proven to be a valuable asset when determining what makes a good investment opportunity and has helped identify potential obstacles. With extensive experience in working with both institutional and private investors, Tucker brings a unique perspective and sophistication to CRE investing in Utah.

Tuckeris the founder of White Buffalo Partners, a real estate investment firm focusing on acquiring under-managed and under-leased commercial properties – office, retail, self-storage and industrial – and bring them to above-market standards with proper capital investments and leasing/management strategies that ensure long-term occupancy stability and strong rental growth.

Tucker is a CCIM designee and currently serves on the Utah chapter board along with being active in ULI, ICSC and NAIOP.

Tucker received a Master’s in Business Administration from Westminster College and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah.

Known as a thought leader in the industry, Tucker has participated as a NAIOP/CCIM symposium presenter, CCIM RealCon presenter and lectured at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.

Tucker White

Principal-White Buffalo Partners

SFEBB 3180

Tucker White has successfully facilitated the sale or purchase of over 6.5 million sq. ft. of office, retail and industrial investment property with a transaction value of more than $1 billion. This experience has proven to be a valuable asset when determining what makes a good investment opportunity and has helped identify potential obstacles. With extensive experience in working with both institutional and private investors, Tucker brings a unique perspective and sophistication to CRE investing in Utah.

Tuckeris the founder of White Buffalo Partners, a real estate investment firm focusing on acquiring under-managed and under-leased commercial properties – office, retail, self-storage and industrial – and bring them to above-market standards with proper capital investments and leasing/management strategies that ensure long-term occupancy stability and strong rental growth.

Tucker is a CCIM designee and currently serves on the Utah chapter board along with being active in ULI, ICSC and NAIOP.

Tucker received a Master’s in Business Administration from Westminster College and a Masters in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah.

Known as a thought leader in the industry, Tucker has participated as a NAIOP/CCIM symposium presenter, CCIM RealCon presenter and lectured at the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business.