Executive board

Rebecca L. Palmer

President

Rebecca is a third-year graduate student pursuing a dual Master of Architecture and MBA. She has broad experience working on large and small scale architectural projects - including higher education, community facilities, recreation and hospitality. Her passion for Architecture and Real Estate lies in the ability to create a positive influence on the surrounding community through the built environment. Rebecca continues to pursue growth in leadership through her involvement in various organizations, including: Goldie Scholar and mentor (“Big Sister”) in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Upon graduation, Rebecca will apply her dual degree experience to become a remarkable leader in the design/development industry.

Aana Tsakiris

Vice President (Internal/Programs)

Aana is a Senior studying Finance and Economics with a concentration in Real Estate. Her passion for the industry has developed as she has indulged in different aspects of the field such as institutional investment banking, asset management, and retail leasing. Aana is motivated by the emerging trends and evolving technologies that lead to growth in Real Estate.

Alexandros Rellos

Vice President (External/Publicity)

Alexandros is a senior studying civil engineering with a construction management concentration.  He is also very interested in both corporate and real estate finance and has taken coursework and read books on both.  Alex plans on going to work in the industry upon graduating this year in a project management role for a construction company to learn as much as he can about how projects are built on time and under budget.  He wants to use this experience to launch a career as a real estate developer, shaping communities and skylines with his vision for the built environment.

Clarissa A. Tarandy

Secretary (Membership Coordinator)

Hello! I am a senior studying Finance. This is my second year in Rho Epsilon, and it has presented so many opportunities which led me to become more outgoing as a woman in business through networking at luncheons, engaging in meetings, and much more. I have made more connections with real estate professionals than I could ever imagine on my own, and I am excited about what this final year will bring! 

Jack Wells

Treasurer (Finance Coordinator)

Jack is a Senior pursuing a degree in Economics. His experience in securities analysis led him to develop a deep interest in commercial real estate, primarily as investments properties. Last summer he interned at a local building company in their real estate department and helped in the acquisition of a multi-million dollar building.

Artem Konotopskiy

Executive Coordinator

Art is a first-year graduate student pursuing master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Civil Engineering (M.Eng.) with concentrations in Real Estate and Construction Project Management, respectively. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and has three years of construction project management experience with the federal government, where he worked with interdisciplinary teams to plan, design, and execute projects valued at over $90 million. His experience in construction has led him to develop an interest in real estate finance and development. Outside of school, Art enjoys swimming, tennis, and traveling.

Patrick M. Page

MBA Liaison

Patrick is a first-year graduate student pursuing a joint degree in Master of Civil Engineering and MBA. He brings extensive project management experience from numerous roles leading interdisciplinary teams in the Coast Guard. Specifically serving as a Design and Construction Project Manager for civil engineering projects valued in the millions in support of Coast Guard units and their missions.

Aatif Zubair

Relations and Media Executive

Aatif is a graduate student pursuing MS in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Construction Management. He is passionate about joining the real estate industry and wants to be a part of developing large scale commercial and residential complexes. 

Alp Balcay

Events Coordinator

Alp is a senior doing Civil Engineering with a major in Construction Management and Geotechnical Engineering. He will be joining Global Leaders of Construction Mangement (GLCM) program offered by the Civil engineering department starting in Fall 2020. 

Austin M. Triplett

Finance Liaison

I am a Senior studying Finance. I have a strong interest in real estate investments and hope to join a private equity firm after graduation in May. Last summer I interned at State Farm in the Real Estate and Mortgages Investment Group, which allowed me to gain an understanding of the large scale commercial mortgages. I currently am interning at Fairlawn Capital, a small real estate private equity firm.

Matthaios Aravosis

Civil Egnineering Liaison

Matthaios is a senior in civil engineering with a focus in construction management and sustainability. He was introduced civil engineering through his father, an architect, and switched to real estate development when he was no longer satisfied as a contractor. With a particular interest in pre-construction and construction operations, Matthaios hopes to head a development consultancy firm of his own one day.

Robert J. Sullivan

Social Media Coordinator

Robby is a senior studying Economics while engaged in other business-related fields, including real estate. He will be taking the GMAT exam during the Spring 2020 semester with the intent to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration. He will gain applicable skills in the workforce to utilize for his MBA degree, and complete this alongside working for a corporation. With a diverse background of experiences, he holds a strong interest in real estate development.

Zachary K. Poe

Economics Liaison

Zach is a senior in Economics and will be graduating in May 2020

Brianna K. Karis

Law Liaison

Bria is a third-year graduate student pursuing a joint JD/MBA. Most recently, she was an Anderson Fellow at Prairie State Legal Services and has reviewed, narrated, and recorded audio versions of legal and business articles for Probate & Property Magazine, RPTE eReport, and CoreNet Global’s the Leader.

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