Meet Our Team
Carl L. Goertemoeller is the Executive Director of the UC Real Estate Center.
Mr. Goertemoeller currently serves as Principal and Founder of CLG Real Estate Advisory, advising numerous clients including Alliance Bernstein, Hines, The Irvine Companies, Kemper Development Company and multiple hedge funds on a variety of strategic retail real estate matters including valuation analysis, asset redevelopment and location strategies.
Mr. Goertemoeller currently serves on the Asset Committee of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) in addition to serving on the boards for the local chapters of NAIOP and Urban Land Institute (ULI).
From May of 2016 to July of 2019, Mr. Goertemoeller was Chief Business Development Officer at Viking Partners, a private equity real estate investment firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio, focused on the acquisition and value maximization of retail, office and flex real estate throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States.
In March of 2016, Mr. Goertemoeller retired after a sixteen-year career at Macy’s, Inc., most recently serving for seven years as Senior Vice President of Real Estate, where he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of both Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s corporate-wide real estate program, including retail assets, offices and warehouse/distribution center facilities.
Prior to joining Macy’s, Mr. Goertemoeller was Vice President of Development at Simon Property Group, a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development. Mr. Goertemoeller spent fifteen years with the company, holding numerous development positions within both the regional mall and open-air center divisions. Before joining Simon Property Group, Mr. Goertemoeller held Research and Financial Analyst positions at both Federated Department Stores and General Electric Corporation.
Mr. Goertemoeller was elected to the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2010 and served on its Executive Board from 2013 to 2016. He previously served on the Board of Executive Advisors in Real Estate for the University of Cincinnati, the Board of Directors of the Downtown Cincinnati Improvement District and Board of Directors of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc.
Mr. Goertemoeller graduated from the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business and received his Masters of Business Administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Eunjee Kwon is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sogang University, Korea, and Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Kwon’s research focuses on urban and real estate economics. Particularly, her research agenda explores the socio-demographic implications of the system of the cities and the relevant policies, such as transportation, land use, housing, and education. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics and her research won several awards including dissertation Award, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (2020); Research Awards, Lusk Center for Real Estate (2019); Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2018).
Dr. Kwon has also collaborated with various research institutions and government bodies, including the World Bank, the Center for Economic Social Research (CESR), the City of Los Angeles, and the Lusk Real Estate Center at the University of Southern California. Her work has been featured in the LA Times and the Academic Times. She serves as a co-organizer of the Online Spatial and Urban Seminar (OSUS), hosted by Urban Economics Association.
Edward Hudson is Manager, Alternative Profit and Partnerships at the Kroger Co.
Ed currently works in a Team creating alternate sources of revenue out of the Company’s real estate holdings as well as new lines of business particularly in customer transportation. Between 2013 and 2019 Ed served as Senior Director of Corporate Research with offices in Portland, Oregon and Cincinnati, Ohio. He supervised a staff engaged in market research and analytics. Prior to Corporate Research, he served as a Senior Director of Loyalty and Insights for Kroger until 2013.
Ed joined Kroger in 1979 as a Real Estate Attorney. Since 1984 he’s held Real Estate positions, including Senior Real Estate Manager, for Kroger’s Nashville, Columbus and Michigan divisions, and Director of Real Estate for Ralphs and Food 4 Less in Los Angeles, California. Ed joined the Corporate Real Estate Office in 2008 before being transferred to the Loyalty Department in 2010.
Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Cincinnati. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Lindner College of Business at the University teaching Real Estate Development and Real Estate Law.
Ed is currently a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the UC Economics Center and a Board Member for the ICSC’s North American Research Task Force and received the BH Kroger Award for Community Service. Last Fall he appeared at the LA Auto Show as a featured panelist.
Melissa Johnson is an economic and real estate development specialist with a 24-year track record of improving community assets for the growth and attraction of private investment. She is an experienced leader in the execution of development strategy in the Cincinnati region. Focused on organizational leadership, underwriting, entitlements, strategy and comprehensive aspects of the development process, Melissa works to build and grow relationships with community, developers, and end users to further cultivate opportunity throughout a variety of sectors. Her depth of experience in development of urban sites allows her to leverage her economic development expertise and position organizations to be leaders in the communities they serve.
Melissa’s experience includes developing and implementing strategic initiatives to ensure effective and efficient operations, management of large-scale urban assets, capital planning and management of diversified funding mechanisms, active practice of economic inclusion, leading community engagement efforts, negotiating complex, multi-party real estate transactions, promoting organizational successes and strategic learnings through public speaking, and collaborating with local jurisdictions to align development and community goals.
Melissa holds a BA in Urban & Regional Planning and a BA in Geography from Miami University and is a Certified Project Manager through Xavier University.
She serves on the Greater Ohio Policy Center Board, Duke Energy Advisory Council, Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zones Board, and Cincinnati Dress For Success Development Committee.
Chuck Schroer, an attorney with over forty years of experience, has negotiated, documented and closed numerous complex commercial real estate transactions for the benefit of clients and the community at large. He has represented national and regional developers, department stores, public agencies, national chain store operators, multinational corporations, and family-owned businesses in implementing their business and public interest strategies, both in the domestic United States as well as in Europe, Asia and the Far East. His practice has involved a myriad of real estate matters, often requiring the leadership and coordination of team-based solutions. Representative matters have included purchase and sale agreements for single asset real estate as well as portfolios, financing, commercial leasing, incentive agreements, and reciprocal easement and operating agreements for mixed-use projects.
Chuck recently elected Retired Member status with Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he was an equity member for over thirty years and a member of its Real Estate Practice Group. During his tenure with the firm, he also served as general counsel to the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority from 1996 to 2002. He continues to be recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2009-2021. He also served on the Advisory Board for the Georgetown University Law Center Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute from 2014 through 2019, presenting each year to seminar participants on various aspects of commercial leasing. He has been a long-time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, having frequently presented at its regional and national law conferences.
Chuck is passionate about historic preservation, having been a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Preservation Association for eighteen years and twice serving as its President. He was integrally involved in the preservation and restoration of the Walnut Hills Bell Tower, the nationally acclaimed Rauh House in Woodlawn, Ohio, Pinecroft (the estate of Powel Crosley) located on the west side of Cincinnati, and the Harlan Hubbard studio located in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He has documented a number of façade and conservation easements.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Corporation for Findlay Market. He is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class XXVII.
Chuck is a licensed attorney in both Ohio and Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Saint Louis University.