George Ratiu is director of Quantitative
& Commercial Research with the
National Association of REALTORS® in
Washington, D.C. where he produces
the Commercial Real Estate Outlook—a
quarterly forecast of core property
sector fundamentals. He manages a
research portfolio focused on macroeconomic trends, commercial real
estate, and global investments. Ratiu
provides economic and industry insights in publications and keynote
presentations across the U.S.
Amanda Marsh is the founder of
Buzzmaestro LLC, a business writing
firm based in New York. She has over
a decade’s experience in commercial
real estate journalism and is a regular contributor to publications such
as Bisnow, Commercial Property
Executive, Multi-Housing News, and Real
Estate Weekly. She earned her B. A. in
Communication and Media Studies from
Fordham University and is a member of
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
New York, as well as a member of CREW
Network’s editorial and marketing committee.
Deborah Mickler, SIOR, CCIM, has been a
part of the Colliers International Central
Florida team since 1998. Through her
financial background, analytical, and
interpersonal skills, Deborah has been
an asset to her clients, helping them to
reach and exceed their real estate goals.
John Salustri, editor-in-chief of Salustri
Content Solutions, is among the most
recognized journalists in commercial
real estate for the last 25 years, as editor of Real Estate Forum and as editor of
GlobeSt.com. John is currently engaged
in freelance writing assignments. He
can be reached at salustri@optonline.
net or 917-912-0038.
Kristi Svec Simmons, SIOR, is a partner
with AQUILA Commercial, LLC in Austin,
Texas. Kristi has focused on office and
industrial tenant representation for
over 13 years. She is a member of the
Independent Brokers Group (IBG) as well
as the Young Professionals Committee
(YPC) and currently serves as the president of the Austin SIOR Chapter.
Erin Stackley monitors and analyzes
federal legislative developments affecting the field of commercial real estate,
and lobbies the U.S. Congress to make
sure that their interests are addressed.
Prior to joining NAR, she worked for
the House of Representatives and had
a legal fellowship with the National
Federation of Independent Business