MEET THE 2019-20 REAL ESTATE SOCIETY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Here to guide, inspire and support your pursuit of a career in real estate.
ISAIAH CHARLES '20
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.
LAUREN CLASSON '20
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.
SHANNON BERGEN '20
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.
MARIANNE SHAMOON '20
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.
HANNAH SCHRAEGER '20
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.
NICHOLAS TOFFOLI '20
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.
GRANT MIDSTOKKE '20
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
JACQUELINE GREULICH '85
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.
PROFESSOR JOHN DEMAS, ESQ.
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.