The launch team and partners
bringing our vision to life.

Founding Partners

Crew Network

CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network is the premier business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. CREW Network members comprise nearly 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide and represent all disciplines of commercial real estate.

IREM Foundation

We believe that well managed real estate leads to thriving communities, and we value providing access to education and resources that assist those in the real estate management profession. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity and was established in 1977.

NMHC

NMHC is the place where the leaders of the apartment industry come together to guide their future success. With the industry’s most prominent and creative leaders at the helm, NMHC provides a forum for insight, advocacy and action that enable both members and the communities they build to thrive. More info: www.nmhc.org

Alabama Power Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation is committed to empowering communities, bridging the gaps of inequity and improving the quality of life for all Alabamians. Funded by shareholder dollars, the foundation provides philanthropic support to Alabama communities, nonprofits and educational institutions. Learn more at www.powerofgood.com.

Graham & Co

To give back to the communities in which we work. At Graham & CO we recognize that our overall community’s viability contributes to the viability of the community’s properties, businesses and/or investments. A rising tide does indeed lift all ships. Graham & CO and its employees continue to give back to help those in need, and contribute to the common good by volunteering time and energy and resources in support of a variety of community and social causes.

Launch Team

DEI Advisors

Dr. James E. King, Jr.

Dr. James E. King, Jr.

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Miles-Rose Professor of Leadership
The University of Alabama
Isaac McCoy

Isaac McCoy

Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship, and CIS
Stillman College

Admin

Grayson Glaze<br />
CPM, CCIM

Grayson Glaze
CPM, CCIM

Executive Director
ACRE
Helena Johnson

Helena Johnson

CORE Coordinator
ACRE

Programming

Michael Huckaby

Michael Huckaby

Chief Executive Officer
LifeRamp
Dr. Debbie Phillips Ph.D., CPM

Dr. Debbie Phillips Ph.D., CPM

President
The Quadrillion

Creative

Patrick Talley

Patrick Talley

MBA Account Executive
o2ideas
Christy Johnson

Christy Johnson

Marketing Consultant
o2ideas

Faculty Advisors

Amanda Ross Ph.D.

Amanda Ross Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
The University of Alabama
Parth Venkat Ph.D.

Parth Venkat Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance
The University of Alabama
Cherie Moman

Cherie Moman

Marketing Clinical Instructor
The University of Alabama

Governance

The REimagined committee of advisors will consist of up to 20 industry related professionals and take effect on Q1 2022.

Founding Partners will have a seat on the board, joining industry leaders such as:

  • National Association of Real Estate Brokers
  • National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
  • Asian Real Estate Association of America
Students Working

The University of Alabama's

Culverhouse College of Business and ACRE

The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business has been educating students and transforming business for more than 100 years with the overarching goal of developing highly respected business leaders to solve challenges of the global society. Culverhouse is a rapidly rising Top 50 U.S. business school with a Top 20 online MBA program.

The Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) is housed within the Culverhouse College of Business and provides national thought leadership and relevant resources in the areas of research, education and networking to enhance Alabama’s real estate industry. The heart of ACRE is advancing relationships by providing servant leadership with a passionate, adaptable and humble spirit. For additional information, visit acre.culverhouse.ua.edu.

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LifeRamp

LifeRamp prepares students and young professionals with on-demand life coaching, mentoring and market intelligence to help them “Be Their Best” on the path to fulfilling and successful futures. LifeRamp helps students build skills identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as key to career and organizational success, such as leadership, communication and global and multicultural fluency. For more information, visit www.liferamp360.com.

The Quadrillion

Debbie Phillips, president of The Quadrillion, is an entrepreneur and real estate professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. Debbie has a multi-faceted career managing diverse real estate assets, including developing world-class leadership development programs and talent management strategies. She was recognized in 2019 as a Woman of Influence in Real Estate by Globe Street and was awarded the first Real Estate Award of Excellence as a Certified Property Manager (CPM) in 2015 by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Debbie believes in the philosophy, “You can dream, build and create the most beautiful place in the world, but it takes PEOPLE to make the dream a reality.” Debbie’s mission is developing top-tier talent that adds value to an organization through increased employee engagement.

"Debbie's mission is developing top-tier talent that adds value to an organization through increased employee engagement."

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