real estate club Co-Presidents


Senior BBA, Ross school of business

Jordan is a senior BBA from Cleveland, Ohio. Although Jordan grew up in a real estate family, his passion for real estate and urban revitalization is completely organic. For the past four years, he has diligently worked alongside Ross MBAs to lead Michigan's Real Estate Club, and assisted with the successful merger of Michigan's Undergraduate and Graduate Real Estate Clubs as a sophomore.

Over his freshman and sophomore summers, Jordan held internships with Hemisphere Development in Cleveland, learning about the intricacies of brownfield redevelopment. Most recently, he worked as a Summer Associate for Thor Equities in New York City.

Outside of the Real Estate Club, Jordan is active around Michigan's campus. He was asked to become the first-ever Undergraduate teaching assistant for Adjunct Professor Peter Allen's Graduate-Level "Real Estate Essentials" course, taught every year to Graduate Students and Ross MBAs. Jordan founded Michigan's Yoga Club as a freshman and still remains its Chairman, helping the Club's Board oversee close to 120 paid members every semester. Jordan is also one of Bruce Springsteen's biggest fans, and is still waiting for Coach Jim Harbaugh to invite "The Boss" up for a Michigan Football halftime performance.

phillip trauer

mba candidate, ross school of business

Phillip Trauer is a multi-disciplinary leader with 6 years of experience applying skills in financial modeling, due diligence, transaction execution, and strategy development across private and public sectors. Phillip worked in cross functional roles in real estate finance and venture capital in Brazil, gaining exposure to the unique opportunities and challenges in emerging markets and developing a passion for creating enduring value through strategic thinking. Phillip has been involved in efforts to finance and/or develop over 40 properties and raise over US$700M at the property and corporate level.

Phillip is a second year MBA at the University of Michigan where he is focusing on business strategy, and finance. Phillip spent this past summer in New York City, first at Valor Capital, a Venture Capital Fund, followed by Citigroup, in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Chad Friedberg

junior bba, Ross School of business

Chad is a Sophomore BBA from Westchester, New York. Having spent much time in New York City growing up, Chad is fascinated with development and has a passion for real estate that stems from the tangible and direct impact it can have on individuals and communities when compared to other asset classes. He looks forward to expanding his knowledge and experience within the industry in the coming years.

Outside of the Michigan Real Estate Club, Chad is involved with the APEX Trading Club as well as LeaderX through the Sanger Leadership Center. In his free time, Chad enjoys running, playing basketball, and following both collegiate and NBA basketball.

Vice presidents

Daniel Weiner

Sophomore bba, Ross School of Business

Daniel was born and raised in San Diego, California, and is now a BBA Sophomore at the Ross School of Business.  He is the VP of Marketing for the Real Estate Club, as well as the VP of External Operations for the Alternative Investments Club.  Daniel is interested in all types of real estate and has experience interning with fix and flippers from the San Diego area, as well as with a company called Renovation Realty, which allows sellers to have their homes renovated before selling.  His favorite real estate book is Manny Khoshbin's "Contrarian Playbook" and has gained much of his knowledge about wholesaling, flipping, investment, and development through books.  Outside of school, Daniel enjoys playing soccer and football with friends on campus.