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Chris Nesbitt, Broker, MSRE Candidate Chris grew up and went to undergraduate university on the East Coast of the United States and has lived and studied abroad. He will be representing The University of San Diego in California at MIPIM this year as a Candidate of the Master of Science in Real Estate Program. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Texas, is a member of the Urban Land Institute and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and enjoys sailboat racing.4 Articles

Rocio Budetta is a Master of Science in Real Estate candidate at the University of San Diego. Her experience includes working in real estate development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Previously, she worked in the financial sector in Washington, DC. She received her BA in International Studies from the University of Miami.4 Articles

Franco Faraudo has an MBA in entrepreneurship and has worked with companies on their branding and content strategy. He has worked in real estate as an agent, manager, and investor. He writes about the intersection between the physical and digital world and is a co-founder of Propmodo.3 Articles

Judge Ryan is a graduate student in the MSRE program at the University of San Diego. He received his B.A. from Brown University in 2014 studying Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations. He is excited to attend his first MIPIM conference with Dr. Norm Miller and colleagues from the MSRE program.3 Articles

Kurt Luedtke graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2014 with a B.S. in Business Administration and immediately relocated to Hong Kong and began working for the commodity trading firm Noble Group. He remained in Asia with Noble until May 2017 and then began a transition into real estate as a current graduate student in the University of San Diego's Masters in Real Estate program.  Kurt is fascinated with real estate development, acquisition, value add and asset management in emerging economies and endeavors to continue his career on the international stage after graduation in May 2018.3 Articles

Benjamin J. Butler ( is a Futurist, Writer, and Catalyst, a resident of Hong Kong who is frequently on the road measuring the pulse of the global economy and society. He recently founded the Emerging Future Institute and writes for Dow Theory Letters, one of the oldest independent financial newsletters in the United States.3 Articles

Rodney Bruce ( is born and raised in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with a minor in Business from Northern Arizona University. After his undergraduate studies, Mr. Bruce spent the last several years in project management developing a professional career in the construction management industry having worked on large pubic improvement and commercial construction projects. Mr. Bruce is currently pursuing his MBA/MSRE, at the University of San Diego, where after he plans to establish himself as a professional real estate developer.3 Articles

Antony Slumbers has been a software development and technology strategist in commercial real estate since 1995. Now, he consults and works with real estate boards on Transformation, Technology and Innovation. A well-known speaker in property, he is a globally recognised expert on PropTech, and #SpaceAsAService. For more go to or talk to him on Twitter @antonyslumbers3 Articles

Shain Shapiro, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Sound Diplomacy. Sound Diplomacy is the leading global advisor on growing music and night time economies in cities and places. He is also the co-founder of Music Cities Convention, the world’s largest event bringing together the music industry with city planners, developers, policy makers and executives.3 Articles

Frank Karako is an MSRE Candidate at the University of San Diego School of Business.3 Articles

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