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Mark Grenga

President

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Mark graduated from the University of Virginia in 2015 before moving to New York City where he lived for six years. Prior to business school, Mark pursued a career in software sales, most recently serving as an Account Executive for the construction management technology firm, Procore Technologies. Outside of work, Mark is an avid marathon runner and Atlanta Braves fan. This summer, Mark will be interning with Alliance Residential in Charlotte.

Eliza Spratt

Executive Vice President

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Eliza is a Class of 2023 MBA Candidate concentrating in Real Estate. Prior to Kenan-Flagler, Eliza was in New York City working in merchandising for Burberry, traveling to London quarterly. Eliza grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee in Lexington, VA. In her free time, she enjoys running, pickle ball, and traveling.

Danny Hume

VP of Corporate Relations

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Danny graduated in 2016 with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia. Danny spent the past 5 years in Commercial Construction both in Nashville, TN and Richmond, VA with specializations in Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Commercial Office. As a Class of 2023 MBA Candidate, Danny is concentrating in Real Estate Development and will be interning as a Summer Associate with Crescent Communities in Charlotte, NC. In his free time, Danny enjoys various outdoor activities, traveling, live music, as well as spending time with his fiancé Amanda and dog Oliver – an American Foxhound rescue.

TR Clausen

VP of Corporate Relations

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T.R. grew up in Baton Rouge, LA and graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Building Science. Following graduation, T.R. moved to Washington DC and worked in construction project management for 5 years. T.R. has experience leading major multi-family residential, restaurant, and interiors projects. During his time building projects for developers, T.R. gained a newfound interest in real-estate, thus leading him to pursue his MBA at UNC Kenan-Flagler. He hopes to transition into a career in multifamily development following graduation. T.R. enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams (Geaux Tigers, Who Dat, & War Eagle), exploring different cuisines, and spending time with his wife & yellow lab.

Mary Elizabeth Russell

VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

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Mary Elizabeth is from Durham, NC and studied economics and religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Following her graduation in 2015, she began her career as a founding member of a boutique consulting firm that advises clients on cross-sector partnerships and social and environmental impact investments. Alongside her MBA, Mary Elizabeth is also a Master of City and Regional Planning candidate. This summer, she began working at the Development Finance Initiative, advising municipal governments on public-private development projects.

Zach Klein

VP of Finance

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Zach is from Voorhees in Southern New Jersey. Zach received his bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and studied Finance and Accounting. Prior to business school, Zach worked as REIT bond analyst at Fitch Ratings in NYC, focusing primarily on retail and net lease property types. This summer he will be interning at USAA Real Estate in San Antonio rotating between their Development and Capital Markets teams.

Harris Pharr

VP of Operations & Communications

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Originally from Columbia, SC, Harris studied Political Science and Business Administration at The Citadel.  Prior to business school, he worked for Conrex, a Single-Family Rental (SFR) investment platform focused on opportunities in the Southeast and Midwest United States.  This summer he will be interning in Wells Fargo’s REGAL (Real Estate, Gaming, Lodging and Leisure) investment banking group in New York City.

Alex Willingham

VP of Learning & Development

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Alex attended the University of Southern California and worked throughout the real estate industry in Los Angeles, CA prior to coming to UNC Kenan-Flagler. He has experience in real estate sales, asset/property management, and construction project management. In his most recent role prior to attending business school, Alex worked as an Assistant Project Manager on the Los Angeles Union Station project management team. Alex is excited to join the RE Club Board and give back to the community.

Lindsay Hall

VP of Learning & Development

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Originally from Atlanta, Lindsay graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014, majoring in Advertising and French. She lived in Washington, DC for three years after graduation, working in a digital marketing capacity for a multifamily real estate investment and property management company. She eventually moved down to Greensboro, NC, where she worked in a similar role for Bell Partners Inc. for three years. Lindsay enjoys spending time at her parents’ mountain house in Linville, NC at Grandfather Mountain, going to barre classes, and playing golf with her husband. This summer, she will be interning with Carter as a Summer Development Associate in Atlanta.

Jim Hillin

VP of Social

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Jim is originally from Nashville, TN and graduated from Auburn University. He spent four years working for Gresham Smith’s Corporate + Urban Design Studio, where he designed large mixed-use developments. While at Gresham, Jim found his passion for real estate and hopes to start a career in development upon graduation. In his free time, Jim is an avid golfer and tennis player.