HREAO Board of Directors...


Comprised of alumni real estate professionals of various Harvard schools, the national Alumni Board of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization (HREAO) provides overall leadership and guidance to support all HREAO activities, students' educational and career goals, alumni programming, and provides a vital connection

between the University and the real estate professional industry.

DJ Van Keuren 

DJ Van Keuren is the current President of HREAO and one of the initial founders of the SIG in 2009.  Named as one of Family Capitals Top 10 U.S. Family Office Real Estate Professionals, one of Trusted Insight's Top 30 Real Estate Investors at a Family Office, and founder of the Family Office Real Estate Institute, Mr. Van Keuren is the Co-Managing Member for Evergreen Property Partners.  D.J. has held senior management positions in real estate at several prominent single-family offices. Among them are The Hayman Family (Giorgio Perfume/Giorgio Beverly Hills & Discuss Dental), the Arsenault Family office (Mountain High Yogurt), and acting as the President of real estate for a family member of an owner of an MLB team.  Mr. Van Keuren is a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, a frequent writer for Forbes on family office real estate investing, author of "Real Estate Investing for Family Offices," founder of The Family Office Real Estate Insitute, President of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization, and a frequent speaker at family office conferences around the world. In addition, DJ was a Family Wealth Alliance finalist for its Best In Industry Awards for Thought Leadership and Special Industry Contributions awards. He has been published in Forbes, Family Office Elite, Real Asset Advisor, National Real Estate Investor, and Private Wealth and mentioned in The New York Times, PERE, National Real Estate Investor, and Trusted Insight, among others. Mr. Van Keuren is a past editorial board member for Real Asset Advisor Magazine, a prior Board Member for the Real Estate Academic Initiative at Harvard, and one of the founders and current President of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization.  D.J. received his Master's Degree from Harvard University in Management and Finance, attended graduate studies in Real Estate from the NYU Schack Real Estate Institute, and received his B.A. from Ball State University as part of the universities Div IA baseball team.

Eamon Lorincz

Eamon Lorincz is the lead transactional counsel for the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, a combined housing authority and housing financing authority with an active pipeline of over a billion dollars of development and rehabilitation transactions, and has primary responsibility for legal matters relating to HOC’s real estate transactions.  Mr. Lorincz has over ten years of experience in commercial real estate representing investors, developers and lenders with a focus on real estate equity investments and loan financing, affordable housing, tax credits, public-private partnerships and joint ventures.  In this capacity, he has negotiated, structured and closed billions of dollars in commercial real estate financing and investment.  Prior to joining HOC, Mr. Lorincz worked at a boutique affordable housing law firm and at a large international law firm.  Mr. Lorincz holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in International Relations and Environmental Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.  Eamon has served as a panelist, guest lecturer and author on commercial real estate finance and affordable housing topics.   

Greg Cullen

Greg Cullen is the president and founder of the Harvard Investment Group (HIG) and has extensive investment banking and venture capital experience. Founded in 1995, HIG has made direct investments and provided consulting services to start-ups and business ventures. Since its inception, HIG and Mr. Cullen have been the lead investor in dozens of transactions with a combined value of approximately $100 million.  Prior to founding HIG, Mr. Cullen served as Vice President for ING Capital Corporation, a Dutch investment bank, which made direct equity and debt investments. While at ING, Mr. Cullen led numerous transactions totaling over $215 million. Prior to ING, he was an Assistant Vice President for Citicorp. He spent two years underwriting and evaluating the risk of potential new deals. He also spent another two years in the Workout Group.  Mr. Cullen earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School and received a BS (Magna Cum Laude) in Mechanical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.  

Evan Linkner

Evan Linkner is at the Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group in New York City. Founded in 1926, with offices in New York, Boston, and Miami, Ackman-Ziff (AZ) is considered the nation’s preeminent real estate capital advisory firm. Since joining AZ, Evan has been involved in structuring and placing over a billion dollars of equity and debt capital on behalf of its institutional client base. Previously, Evan was the Managing Partner of a contrarian real estate opportunity fund, where he led the fund’s strategy and investment activities. Earlier, Evan was the Vice President of Acquisitions for a respected Midwest real estate investment firm. As Vice President, Evan was responsible for originating, structuring, financing, repositioning, and exiting distressed real estate assets. Evan’s experience also includes developing securitization packages for a merchant bank and venture capital valuation analysis for the Zell-Lurie CVP.  Evan is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board for Real Estate Academic Initiative (REAI) at Harvard University, a member of the Board of Directors for the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization, a member of the Investment Committee for the Youth Renewal Fund, and the lecturer for the Capital Markets section of the Exploratory Course in Real Estate at Harvard.  Evan holds two Master’s Degrees from Harvard University where he studied finance and real estate. Evan additionally has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. Evan has received numerous awards and honors including the Marshal Award for graduating first in his class at Harvard.

Douglas Koch

Douglas Koch, MAI, AICP created Advisory Affiliates, LLC based on his 37 years of experience in the housing, real estate and community development finance industries to provide clients with a broader set of expert advisory services across key disciplines needed to analyze and successfully complete complex real estate and investment fund transactions.  Doug consults in transaction and fund level due diligence, sponsor reviews, social impact finance, and organizational advisory and disposition services. Doug has deep experience in transactional advisory and disposition services including individual or property portfolio analysis, market positioning, and modeling potential partnership interest transfers. Clients include major investors, for-profit and non-profit financial intermediaries, and development companies from across the nation; as well as government agencies. Doug was the Director Real Estate Consulting at Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC, a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, a partner at Boston Financial Group & created and led Cushman & Wakefield's Affordable Housing Group and Housing Advisors. His three decades of experience includes real estate transaction and advisory services as a principal and as a consultant, investment advisory services, organizational consulting, community development finance consulting, and governmental and agency work. His consulting experience includes assignments in communities within 46 states.  Doug was the first chairperson of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, co-wrote the Appraisal Institute's seminar on Appraising Affordable Housing, and is a proponent of social impact investing in affordable housing/community development sector. 

Claude Lancome, Esq. (Emeritus)

Claude Lancome has over 30 years of experience in construction management, claims analysis, insurance, labor agreements, negotiating, and contracting — for construction projects ranging in size from $500,000 to over $4.5 billion.  In addition to his role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Lancome also serves as in-house counsel of Coast and Harbor Associates.  He is certified by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as a mediator and arbitrator and has extensive experience working as an arbitrator for AAA on construction projects.  A graduate of the Harvard Law School '69 and a member of the Boston Bar Association, Claude Lancome serves as a member of the energy and infrastructure committee of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, chair of the professional development/corporate real estate network for the International Facility Management Association of Boston, and chair of the regional outreach committee of the Urban Land Institute, Boston/New England Council.  He is also a member of the Tufts Medical Center and Children's Floating Hospital's boards of governors and serves on the quality of care committee at Tufts Medical Center. 

Jonathan Twombly (Emeritus)

Jonathan D. Twombly, Esq., is the founder and President of Two Bridges Asset Management LLC, located in New York City. Two Bridges serve its investors by identifying opportunities in multifamily real estate, structuring acquisitions, operating acquired assets during the holding period, and finally exiting them. It focuses exclusively on B and C class MFRE properties in smaller markets in the fast-growing southeastern United States. Straddling the Northeast and the Southeast, Two Bridges is uniquely positioned to bring its investors opportunities they would otherwise be unable to access.  Though he took a career detour through Big Law, Jonathan has had a lifelong love of real estate, sparked by a childhood spent visiting buildings with his father, a prominent architectural historian, and by his experience working side-by-side with his father to restore an 1810 farmhouse outside New York City. Jonathan's childhood weekends were spent doing demolition, installing wiring and plumbing, hanging sheetrock, finishing floors, and painting.  Jonathan graduated from Harvard College ('91) and from Columbia Law School. Before founding Two Bridges, he spent over a decade in various American Lawyer Top 100 firms, focusing on commercial litigation, hospitality, and real estate matters. Jonathan has spent a significant part of his adult life in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.



Macy Leung (Emeritus)

Macy is the Senior Director of Housing Development and develops large-scale Affordable Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area for formerly, at-risk, and chronically homeless individuals.   She is committed to the bettering of individual's lives and to advance the community through real estate development and economic advisory.  With over 15 years of professional experience in architecture, private equity, land use economics, and development, Macy has worked extensively with both public and private sectors and has a proven track record for successfully working on many complex economics and development projects.  Macy had previously served as a Senior Associate at a large regional Affordable Housing Firm, on its CDFI/Affordable Housing Equity Fund that focused on acquisition, development, and disposition in the West Coast, and led the firm’s Legislative Policy Group. She had also served as the Executive Vice President for a real estate private debt/equity fund, and financed mixed-use, creative office, and hotel development, and managed all firm and project activities.  Prior to that, as a Senior Economist, she evaluated and completed many comprehensive and complex economic analysis reports for the public and private sectors, including fiscal and economic impacts of land-use changes and projects, labor force and industries analyses, Housing Elements, General Plan and Specific Plan, financial evaluation, and Long-Range City and County-wide economic policies and economic development strategies.  She began her career in architecture and had worked on large-scale institutional and commercial projects.  

Macy is appointed and serves on a local City's Design Review Board, and serves on the ULI Steering Committee, was a past Vice-Chair of the National Historic Trust/ULI Historic Preservation Summit, and was selected as Urban Land Institute "Who's Next under 35" national award recipient in 2013.  Macy serves as an advisory board member of the Community Energy Service Corporation, Homeownership SF, AIA LA Homeless Housing Committee, Sacramento Steps Forward, and a past board member on Green World Health Net.‚Äč  She had lectured at the GSD and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on Affordable Housing Design and Development.  She graduated from the GSD ('11) in with a Master in Design Studies in Housing and Urbanization (Real Estate Finance and Development Concentration) as the elected Class Marshall and was the MDesS Class President, and has a Master in Architecture and a BA. in Economics.  In her spare time, she loves spending time with her dog Miya and her family.