University of San Diego School of Business Real Estate Society

(619) 260-7619

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, San Diego County 92110

©2019 University of San Diego School of Business Real Estate Society.


Here to guide, inspire and support your pursuit of a career in real estate.




Claire Hunn '20 was born and raised in Orange County, California.  Claire is a senior at the University of San Diego and is the current president of the Real Estate Society. Prior to transferring to the University in the 2018, she was enrolled at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Claire transferred to the USD School of Business to pursue an undergraduate degree in real estate. She is currently completing her commercial real estate license and plans to earn her Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) in the future. Claire quickly got involved in the Real Estate Society and was excited to lead the organization. She secured a highly sought after summer internship with First Republic Bank and focused her efforts on learning the systems and structures that support commercial real estate lending. Claire plans to remain in Southern California after graduation and remain active as an alumnus.



Isaiah Charles is a senior at the University of San Diego School of Business and is majoring in real estate. He was exposed to real estate at a young age through the construction firm that his father ran. Witnessing his father's role, Isaiah learned quickly that hard work and sacrifice are critical to achieving success and accomplishing goals. He is also inspired by traveling abroad and intends to pursue a future career which takes advantage of his international experience. Isaiah currently serves as president of the Real Estate Society and is working to obtain his California salesperson real estate license. Over the summer, Isaiah worked with Strata Equity Group, Inc in La Jolla, California. His future plans are to create an international development firm.


Vice President, Events

Lauren Classon is a senior at the University of San Diego School of Business, studying both real estate and finance. She grew up in a small town in Northern California where both of her parents practice residential real estate. Lauren was inspired to pursue real estate after witnessing the passion her parents have for the industry. Her father is a contractor and her mother is a property manager. Lauren finds the real estate industry to be a competitive, yet uplifting culture. Currently, she works at Interwest Capital, a real estate investment firm, and is part of the acquisitions team. Lauren enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially while traveling.


Vice President, Events

Shannon Bergen is a senior at the University of San Diego School of Business. She is pursuing a double major in real estate and finance as well as a minor in marketing. Shannon grew up in the Bay Area of California and later moved to Carmel, CA prior to middle school. She hopes to stay in Southern California after graduating from USD. Shannon's father works in commercial brokerage, so she is excited to follow her father's footsteps by pursuing a career in real estate. Shannon enjoys the fast-paced environment of the industry. She is currently employed at McKinley Partners, where she spearheads market analysis for the company. As vice president of events for the Real Estate Society,  Shannon is responsible for organizing various events for USD real estate students to network with industry professionals and to better understand the San Diego real estate market. Shannon enjoys staying busy with social events, fitness activities, friends, family and she has a passion for nutrition.


Vice President, Marketing

Marianne Shamoon is a senior at the University of San Diego School of Business. She has lived in San Diego since five years old. Marianne transferred to USD in 2017 and is pursuing a double major in business administration and real estate. She plans to also attain a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) and possibly a law degree. Marianne is currently employed as a teller at Chase Bank. She hopes to ultimately land a position within commercial real estate, either within finance, planning and development or commercial real estate law. Full of ideas and inspiration from the ever developing city around her, Marianne realizes that change is a great thing as it makes way for an even better and brighter future. She is very excited to be actively engaged with the real Estate Society and the San Diego real estate community at large. Aside from being a member the Real Estate Society at USD, Marianne is actively involved in a sorority on campus and is looking to get serve on the Pi Beta Phi executive board in the semesters to come. Marianne enjoys spending time with her family and close friends and living life to the absolute fullest. 


Vice President, Marketing

Hannah Schraeger was born and raised in San Diego, California. Prior to transferring to the University of San Diego in 2018 as a junior, Hannah attended Texas Christian University, where she studied business and competed on the TCU Division 1 Beach Volleyball team. Hannah was awarded the Big 10 Commissioner’s Student Athlete Award while at TCU. Hannah is a real estate major, minoring in marketing. Hannah has benefited greatly from the Real Estate Society and says enjoys working closely with the Real Estate Society faculty and team of professionals. Hannah plans to pursue a commercial real estate development career upon graduating from USD. Hannah was recently selected to the CBRE Sales Internship program began working at CBRE over the summer. In addition to the Real Estate Society, Hannah also serves as the finance treasurer for the University of San Diego Sales Club.


Vice President, Industry Relations

Alex Baracchini is senior at the University of San Diego. He is double majoring in real estate and finance. Alex was a member on the winning 2019 NAIOP University Challenge team. He has interned for Mataas Partners, Interwest Capital and is currently interning for Ryan Companies. Alex was born in San Diego and attended Torrey Pines High School. Prior to coming to USD, Alex played division II golf for Bentley University in Boston, before transferring to USD. Upon arriving at USD, he was very happy to find the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and to have joined the Real Estate Society. Alex has a passion for acquisitions and development within the real estate industry. He plans on staying in San Diego after graduation and plans to join and be active in the Real Estate Alumni Association (REAA).

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Vice President, Industry Relations

Nicolas Toffoli is a senior at the University of San Diego. He grew up in Orange County, California. Nicolas is pursuing a double major in real estate and finance in conjunction with a minor in economics. He was exposed to the real estate industry at a very young age because of his father’s work with various single-family developers. He has fond memories watching his father's projects go through construction when they were transformed from dirt to fully built homes; he enjoyed seeing the final outcome. Nicholas aspires to combine his love for numbers with real estate and pursue a career in development, just like his father.  Currently, Nicolas interns at JPI where he works on the acquisition and development team. He loves his internship thus far and hopes to continue at the company. In his free time, Nicholas enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking and road tripping. He looks forward to taking on this new role on the Real Estate Society and to facilitating a wide-range of industry contacts for his fellow student members.


Vice President, Membership

Ali Valiahdi is a senior at the University of San Diego. He is double majoring in finance and real estate. Ali is a native San Diegan and currently works at Miramar Sport Cars, handling finance and sales. Ali looks forward to getting more involved with commercial real estate. His goal as vice president of membership is to bring in new faces to the organization, help students make new connections with industry professionals and share with fellow students the vast number of opportunities the real estate program has to offer. Outside of the Real Estate Society, Ali spends his time participating in sports, including basketball, football and tennis.


Vice President, Membership

Grant Midstokke is from Orange County, California. Grant's interest in real estate stems from his exposure to residential real estate through his family. Grant transferred to University of San Diego from Orange Coast College, a local community college, where he earned a national championship in collegiate rowing. Grant has chosen to pursue a degree in real estate. After college, he plans to join the world of commercial real estate, but for now, he just trying to get the most out of his two years at USD


Advisor, Real Estate Society

Jacqueline Greulich is the associate director of real estate student and career services at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate. She is responsible for connecting undergraduate and graduate real estate students with professionals within the commercial and residential real estate industry. Jacqueline oversees the coordination of student mentorships, internships and career placement initiatives. She brings more than 20 years of experience within the commercial real estate industry, including positions with Westcore Properties and Burnham Real Estate (now Cushman & Wakefield). Jacqueline is an alumna of USD and Lead San Diego 2001, and is a recipient of the TWIN YWCA award.


Faculty Advisor

Professor John C. Demas, Esq. brings accounting, tax, legal and real estate experience into both the School of Business’ accountancy and real estate programs. Professor Demas teaches graduate federal tax research and undergraduate law and real estate courses and unique perspective spans accounting positions in the hospitality industry, due diligence for roll-up mergers and expert witness testimony for commercial escrow matters. His current estate planning practice is The Demas Law Firm. Demas’ applied research interests focus on pedagogy, tax, real estate and sustainability.