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Jeff Haynes

partner, Boyle Investment company

As a Partner in Boyle Investment Company’s Nashville office, Haynes oversees Boyle’s office real estate projects in Nashville, including property development, management, sales, and leasing.

Haynes has been in the commercial real estate business for over thirty years, sixteen of which were with the Trammell Crow Company. Haynes and Phil Fawcett opened the Boyle Nashville office in November 2001, with no business on the books and no other employees. Haynes has been responsible for the development of over 1.2 million square feet of office and retail facilities, including headquarters for several Nashville based companies, and over 2 million square feet of property in the planning and development stages. Haynes is also known for his extensive attention to detail and excellence in real estate development, and in collaboration with the Boyle Nashville team, has received high accolades and numerous awards for Meridian Cool Springs, Boyle’s mixed-use development in Franklin, TN.

Haynes was also selected by Vanderbilt University to serve as an adjunct professor at the prestigious Owen School of Business for a Real Estate Development and Investment course from 2006-2011. Haynes holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.


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Devin Murphy

Principal & CFO, Phillips Edison & Co.

Mr. Murphy is a Principal and Chief Financial Officer of Phillips Edison & Company, a real estate investment management firm with over $7 billion in assets under management. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.  He began his real estate career in 1986 when he joined the real estate group at Morgan Stanley as an Associate.

Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley in June 2009, Mr. Murphy was a managing partner of Coventry Real Estate Advisors, a real estate private equity firm which sponsors institutional investment funds that acquire and develop retail properties. Since its inception, Coventry has invested over $2.5 billion in retail assets. Prior to joining Coventry, Mr. Murphy served as global head of real estate investment banking for Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.  At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Murphy ran a team of over 100 professionals located in eight offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Mr. Murphy’s Deutsche Bank team was recognized as an industry leader and under his management executed over 500 separate transactions on behalf of clients representing total transaction volume exceeding $400 billion. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Murphy was with Morgan Stanley for 15 years. He held a number of senior positions at Morgan Stanley including co-head of U.S. real estate investment banking and head of the private capital markets group, or PCM. PCM is the team at Morgan Stanley responsible for raising equity capital for Morgan Stanley’s real estate private equity funds as well as private equity capital on behalf of clients. During the time that Mr. Murphy ran PCM, the team raised in excess of $5 billion of equity capital.

Mr. Murphy served on the investment committee of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds from 1994 until his departure in 2004. During his tenure on the investment committee, the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds invested over $6.5 billion of equity capital globally in transactions with a total transaction value in excess of $35 billion.

Mr. Murphy is an advisory director of Hawkeye Partners, a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, and of Trigate Capital, a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Murphy is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Pension Real Estate Association and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). He received a bachelor of arts with Honors from the College of William and Mary and a master of business administration from the University of Michigan.


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Doug Winshall

Co-founder, ClearRock Properties

Doug Winshall is the co-founder of ClearRock Properties.  ClearRock owns and operates office properties in the Northeastern U.S. with a focus on urban and suburban acquisitions across the risk spectrum in New York, Washington and Boston.  Doug’s expertise includes acquisitions, development, asset management, leasing, property management and construction management.  ClearRock’s extensive network of relationships, local operating knowledge and integrity have been hallmarks of the principals’ success in adding value to office properties across cycles and markets.  Since inception in 2009, ClearRock’s projects have totaled over 2 million square feet across 15 buildings.

Prior to co-founding ClearRock Properties, Doug was a Partner at Taconic Investment Partners where he was responsible for its office portfolio and three major development projects.  In 2007, as head of Greenstreet Real Estate Partners, Doug led the acquisition of seven properties comprised of office, flex, retail and land - totaling $175 million.  Before that, Doug established Trizec Properties’ first office in New York. For 10 years, from 1997 until the $9 billion acquisition of Trizec by Brookfield and Blackstone in 2006, Doug served as Executive Vice President of Trizec and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s activities in the Eastern Region (a total of 16 million square feet).  From 1991 to 1996, Doug was a Vice President at Swig, Weiler & Arnow, one of New York’s largest family-owned commercial real estate owner/operators. He joined that company after five years working with John Dowling in commercial brokerage at Cushman & Wakefield.

Doug received an MBA from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston University. He has served on the Board of Governors of The Real Estate Board of New York and was Co-Chairman of the Bryant Park Business Improvement District. Doug and his wife, Wendi, are currently active with the Pleasantville Cottage School, a not-for-profit residential treatment center for emotionally troubled youngsters.


Peter Allen

Adjunct lecturer of real estate, University of Michigan

With over 35 years of experience as an Ann Arbor area real estate developer and consultant, founder of Peter Allen & Associates in 1975 and University of Michigan educator, Peter Allen is known for his passion to make Ann Arbor one of the best cities in the world. His zeal for Ann Arbor is fueled partly by his direct involvement with his teaching thousands of students the basic tenets of lively downtowns since 1981. His students, who come from around the world, give him a sneak peak into market forces shaping our buildings, downtowns, and “sense of place,” essential to quality, people-oriented, “third place” development.

As an adjunct faculty member since 1981 at the University of Michigan and a working real estate professional, Peter has a unique perspective on the complexities of walkable urbanity. Additionally, Peter has chaired or founded numerous local and regional conferences highlighting public policy issues relating to development, multi-model transit options, and the local quality of life.

Peter believes it is important to stay involved in the local community, and he finds that the following memberships serve a vital role in the City of Ann Arbor.