Miami Herbert Real Estate Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

Miami Herbert Real Estate Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

By UM News

Miami Herbert Real Estate Advisory Council Welcomes New Members

By UM News

Sonny Kalsi and Zach Witkoff were added to the Miami Herbert Business School Real Estate Advisory Council.

With 34 members including Kalsi and Witkoff, the Real Estate Advisory Council includes prominent real estate industry leaders from South Florida and across the country including Sandeep Mathrani of WeWork, Armando Codina of Codina Partners and more.

The Council advises the School on the development of its real estate programs.

Bringing in over two decades of real estate and finance experience is Sonny Kalsi. Based in New York City, Kalsi is the co-CEO of BentallGreenOak, a global real estate investment and management platform with 24 offices worldwide and over 1,300 employees. He has also been listed as one of the “30 Most Influential” people in private equity real estate globally by Private Equity Real Estate magazine.

Kalsi brings years of experience and knowledge he can share with Miami Herbert students, as well as internship opportunities with his firm.

“I am incredibly honored to be a member of the Miami Herbert Real Estate Program Advisory Council,” said Sonny Kalsi. “South Florida is a high-growth area, and the University of Miami will be a big beneficiary. I look forward to working with the council, faculty, and most importantly the students to help the program grow and thrive in such an exciting environment.”

Returning to his roots is Miami Herbert Business School alumnus, Zach Witkoff.

“I love the incredible, hardworking teachers who are the backbone of the Miami Herbert Real Estate Program,” said Zach Witkoff, Executive Vice President of The Witkoff Group, LLC.

Formerly based in New York, the family firm is relocating to Miami where they will be embarking on a new journey with important projects in South Florida. As Zach continues to flourish in the industry, he plans to offer current students with employment and internship opportunities.

Miami Herbert Business School benefits from the guidance of different advisory councils like the Real Estate Advisory Council and the Dean's Advisory Committee. These advisory councils provide an external perspective while offering input on the School’s strategic direction and overall objectives. Council members like Kalsi and Witkoff are a vital link to the broader business community and serve as advisors and advocates for Miami Herbert Leadership.