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Carl Goertemoeller

Executive Director, UC Real Estate Center

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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. 

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Michael Eriksen

Academic Director, UC Real Estate Center, Associate Professor of Real Estate

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Michael Eriksen is Academic Director of the UC Real Estate Center and Associate Professor of Real Estate at the University of Cincinnati. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Biology from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. He was previously on the faculty at the University of Georgia and Texas Tech University. 

Dr. Eriksen’s research focuses on low-income housing markets, and he has worked on projects concerning the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, housing vouchers, home safety modifications, and homeownership assistance grants.  That research has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Urban Economics, and Real Estate Economics. His work on fall prevention among the elderly won the 2014 Best Paper on Senior Housing Award sponsored by the National Investment Center for Senior Housing. 

Michael is currently on the Board of Directors of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) and Co-Chair of the Association’s 2019 and 2010 National Conference. He has also received financial support for his research from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His research has also been featured or referenced in the Wall Street Journal, Frontline, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Money Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Moneywatch. He has also presented his research at the Congressional Budget Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Government Accountability Office, Urban Institute, American Enterprise Institute, AARP Foundation, and Fannie Mae.  

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Eunjee Kwon

Assistant Professor

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.

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Edward L. Hudson

Adjunct Instructor

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.

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Melissa S. Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

Melissa Johnson is Executive Vice President at The Port–Cincinnati.

Melissa serves as an economic development and urban real estate specialist with a 22-year track record of public-sector leadership in improving land assets for redevelopment and the attraction of private investment. She is responsible for defining and executing The Port’s Industrial Revitalization Strategy, a key component of its board-driven Strategic Vision 2022. Under this strategy, The Port is working to acquire and facilitate the redevelopment of 500-acres of urban industrial property that will attract advanced manufacturing operations and create jobs. With a focus on brownfield redevelopment and environmental stewardship of strategic real estate, Melissa works with manufacturing companies and regional economic development partners to ready sites for development including assemblage, demolition, remediation, and site certification.

She is responsible for driving large-scale regeneration of industrial sites to attract next-generation manufacturing to Hamilton County, coordinating incentive packages with regional partners, and managing The Port’s Patient Capital Note program, a site reclamation fund seeded by private social impact investment. Melissa coordinates the promotion of assets for targeted industry clusters, including aerospace, polymers, automotive, and food processing.

Melissa has worked as a member of The Port’s development finance team, where she marketed The Port’s public finance programs and technical assistance services to real estate developers, brokers, accounting firms, incentives consultants, municipalities and other key economic development corporations to identify and vet suitable projects. Melissa serves as program director for the Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone (GCFTZ), the federal grantee of Zones 46 & 47 in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Melissa is a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 42, the Urban Land Institute, CREW Greater Cincinnati, the UC Real Estate Roundtable, and is a member of the Business Courier’s 2015 Forty Under 40 class. She serves on the boards of NAIOP Cincinnati, the European American Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Ohio Workforce Investment Board, and is an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati teaching real estate.

Melissa holds a BA in Urban and Regional Planning and a BA in Geography from Miami University. She has also earned certification as a project manager through Xavier’s Leadership Center and is an adjunct instructor of Real Estate Principles at the University of Cincinnati.

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Bill Kernitz

Adjunct Instructor

Bill has over 38 years of experience in Real Estate Analysis in the private sector. He has served in senior research positions at Macy’s and Sears and has also held positions at Management Horizons, the May Department Stores Company, and the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Bill specializes in quantitative analysis and the use of geographic information systems (GIS). He received his Master of Arts in Geography from Miami University in 1983 and his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Wittenberg University in 1981.

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Chad Munitz

Adjunct Instructor

Since 2015 Chad Munitz has served as the Vice President of Towne Properties, which is a 60-year-old family-owned full service real estate development and management company headquarters in Cincinnati with operations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina. Towne Properties cares for over 1.5 million square feet of commercial space, 15,000 apartments and 130,000 HOA and COA units throughout the Towne development footprint. Towne's team of over 900 employees has set unmatched standards for property management and operations with over 300,000 residents at $1.5 billion in property value in our care each day.

Chad has a unique breadth of responsibilities at Towne Properties, stretching from multi-family real estate development and acquisitions to companywide operational leadership where he is driving continuous improvements by transforming the company operating enterprise systems to elevate efficiency and effectiveness. He sets the priorities and overall strategic direction for all development projects and drives strategic business and operational priorities at Towne Properties.

Prior to working at Towne Properties, Chad was the Executive Vice President at 3CDC for over 9 years where oversaw real estate development and property operations. Chad has also served as the Development Director for the City of Cincinnati and worked for the Ohio Department of Development.

Chad graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Information Systems, is a native of New Philadelphia, Ohio and currently resides in the City of Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside with his wife and daughter.Replace this text component with your accordion's content.

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Charles Schroer

Adjunct Instructor

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.

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Megan Roberts

Program Coordinator

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Jeanne Harmeyer

Executive Staff Assistant

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