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Ryan Sheena


Ryan was born in Great Neck and is currently a junior at the Wisconsin School of Business, where he's triple majoring in finance, real estate, and information systems. He also proudly serves as the president of the Real Estate Private Equity Club. Growing up in the real estate industry, Ryan spent his high school summers shadowing various property managers and investment professionals. Most recently, he interned on SomeraRoad's Acquisitions team and previously worked as an Investment Summer Analyst at Nexus Equities. In his free time, Ryan enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and exploring sushi spots in NYC.


Jackson Trotter

Vice President

Jackson is a Junior at the Wisconsin School of Business, where he is double majoring in finance and Real Estate. He currently serves as a Vice President of the Real Estate Private Equity Club and the Treasurer for the UW Men’s Rugby Club. Jackson most recently interned with Slate Asset Management’s investments and asset management teams, and in prior summers, he worked in property management and Underwriting. In his free time, Jackson plays rugby for the UW Men’s Rugby Club and enjoys rock climbing.


Jack Halferty

Senior Advisor 

Jack is a senior from Aspen, Colorado. He is double majoring in Real Estate and Finance. Jack previously interned in Ascentris's Real Estate Private Equity group, and is currently looking at opportunities in Boston. Outside of his professional and academic interests, Jack loves to be around his friends and family doing a wide set of activities from skiing, hiking, or any general form of socializing.


Dr.  Mark Eppli

Club Advisor

Mark Eppli is Director of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his directorial role, Mark serves as the Facility Advisor for the Real Estate Private Equity Club.


Widely published in commercial real estate finance, development, and valuation, his research has been published in dozens of top-respected real estate journals. Dr. Eppli is co-author of two books: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process and Valuing the New Urbanism, both published by the Urban Land Institute. He is an independent board member for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago since 2012, and he is immediate past president of the nonprofit Real Estate Research Institute. Dr. Eppli was named a “Distinguished Fellow” by NAIOP, a national commercial real estate organization, recognizing him as a foremost real estate policy expert. He has also received awards from the Greater Washington Urban League and the Urban Land Institute for his efforts to attract minorities to the real estate profession.


Dr. Eppli earned his Ph.D., Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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