Commercial Track Speakers    
September 28 | 8:00am – 4:30pm ET

BRIAN BAILEY, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Brian Bailey is a Subject Matter Expert in the Supervision, Regulation, & Credit Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for providing thought leadership and monitoring emerging trends in commercial real estate. He provides guidance on CRE industry dynamics, valuation, operation, and finance issues. Brian has been actively involved as a lead Wholesale reviewer in the annual stress test and capital review (CCAR & HCR) conducted on the nation’s largest financial institutions. Brian has been requested to share his thoughts on commercial real estate at hundreds of venues including the Federal Reserve System, multiple U.S. Federal Agencies, many universities such as the Wharton School, industry conferences, and syndicated radio.

Brian has extensive experience, spanning both the public and private sectors, with commercial real estate valuation, transaction, development, and financial issues. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Brian spent 15 years in various real estate industry positions. He was employed by the private equity firm Tavistock Group to oversee real estate finance and acquisitions. Before joining Tavistock, Brian was the Director of Real Estate Finance for Flagler Development Group, Florida’s largest commercial real estate developer. Brian’s experience includes working for EY (Ernst & Young), where he was an executive. Prior to joining E&Y, Brian founded and operated an industrial development company that specialized in the acquisition, development, and refurbishment of industrial properties. Prior to that, Brian got his start in commercial real estate as a local market appraiser.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Mercer University, Brian earned an MBA degree with concentrations in Real Estate and Finance from the University of Florida. He also attained the CCIM & CRE designations.



Ryan is a Senior Managing Director in the Carolinas office of JLL Capital Markets, Americas. He joined JLL as part of the HFF acquisition and is primarily responsible for investment sales advisory transactions throughout the Carolinas region. Ryan is a co-leader of JLL’s National Office Group, he has completed more than $8 billion in commercial real estate transactions during his career.

Ryan started at HFF in July 2014. Before that, he was an executive vice president with CBRE in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office from 2012 to 2014, and the Charlotte office for 14 years prior to that time from 1998 to 2012. During his time with CBRE, Ryan was recognized by the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR) as the No. 1 Overall Market Producer for seven consecutive years from 2005 to 2011. While in Washington D.C., he was a Top 15 Producer for the firm both years he was in the market and was a Top 200 Producer in CBRE’s Americas region for six of nine years between 2005 and 2013. While at HFF, Ryan earned this designation again in both 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.



STEVE JOHNSON, Newmark Valuation & Advisory
Steve Johnson, MAI, joined Newmark Valuation & Advisory in 2018 and currently serves as executive vice president. In this role, Steve is responsible for business development; continuing to provide outstanding service to clients, and overseeing a team of appraisers both locally in Southern California and nationally for the self-storage specialty practice.

Steve is also the national practice co-leader for the Valuation & Advisory’s Self Storage specialty practice. He oversees a team of 25 experts whose innovative, consulting-driven approach provides best-in-class valuation and consulting services for the asset class.

Since beginning his career in valuation in 2004, Steve has worked with clients on a wide variety of property types. Steve joined Newmark from Integra Realty Resources, where he most recently served as a senior managing director in Pasadena, CA. Prior to Integra, Steve began his career with Charles “Ray” Wilson & Associates.

Steve has the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a certified general appraiser in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, Florida, and Georgia. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.



Adam Johnston is Senior Director, Collateral Risk & Project Management at NewRez/Caliber Home Loans, a leading national multi-channel mortgage lender and servicer.  In this role, he is responsible for collateral risk policy and enterprise property risk and valuation risk oversight. In addition, he supports the Risk organization with business project management leadership of cross-functional business projects.  Prior to his role at NewRez, Adam served as Director of Operations & Chief Appraiser of a global mortgage insurance company.  He managed the appraisal review department and led the credit fraud investigation teams, enterprise process improvement teams, and enterprise business project management. In addition to his 30 years of appraisal experience, Mr. Johnston is a former police officer and served in the United States Marine Corps. 

A Certified Residential Appraiser in multiple states, Mr. Johnston is a designated member of the Appraisal Institute, with the SRA and AI-RRS designations. Beyond his professional appraisal experience, he holds the PMP designation from the Project Management Institute, the CSM and CSPO designations from Scrum Alliance, and obtained a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt designation in process improvement. 

Mr. Johnston served eight years on the Board of Trustees of The Appraisal Foundation and was the 2018 Chair.  The Appraisal Foundation is a not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Qualifications. 



Edward Martinez holds the title of Director, Industry Solutions at CoreLogic. Edward started with Marshall and Swift in 1993 and worked with the late Joe Marshall and Frank Swift, where he managed the Technical Support department working closely with Assessors and Appraisers across the United States and Canada. This led to becoming a Marshall and Swift trainer and subject matter expert on the Cost Approach where he helped to design and deliver Marshall and Swift Certified curriculums for Assessors and Appraisers that have been AQB and IDECC approved. Edward has also authored several blogs for CoreLogic on Insurance as well as the Cost Approach. Today, Edward continues conducting best practice training sessions and works as an advisor to companies looking to maximize their skill and knowledge of Marshall and Swift in a cost valuation, he is also a frequent speaker and presenter at IAAO conferences and has been a IDECC Certified Distance Education Instructor.



Chuck McShane joined CoStar in March 2021 as the Director of Market Analytics for the Carolinas and Coastal Georgia. Prior to joining CoStar, Chuck led the economic research team at the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance and Charlotte Chamber, where he developed industry studies and supported relocation and expansion projects. His research has been featured in the Charlotte Business Journal, National Observer, and New York Times. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from UNC Charlotte and is based in Charlotte.



GERALD QUATTLEBAUM, Flagship Healthcare Properties
Mr. Quattlebaum is the executive vice president of acquisitions for Flagship Healthcare Properties. In this role, Gerald oversees all aspects of the firm’s acquisition group including sourcing, screening, managing the analytical and due diligence functions, legal documentation, and closing of all acquired assets on behalf of the firm.

Gerald brings more than 27 years of commercial real estate experience primarily in the areas of project development, leasing, and client relations. He has spent the past 20 years focused solely on healthcare real estate, both on de novo development projects as well as existing medical portfolios. Prior to joining Flagship Healthcare Properties, Gerald was vice president of development & leasing with Lendlease Healthcare Development (formerly DASCO Companies) where he was responsible for the development and leasing of over 2 million square feet of outpatient facilities on a national platform.



MARK VITNER, Piedmont Crescent Capital
After spending the past 30 years as managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo’s Corporate and Investment Bank, Mark Vitner recently founded Piedmont Crescent Capital. At his new firm, Mark provides analysis of the macroeconomy to clients located throughout the country and writes a series of reports on the US economy, local economies, small businesses, and residential and commercial real estate. Originally from Atlanta, Mark earned a BBA in economics from the University of Georgia, an MBA from the University of North Florida, and completed further graduate work in economics at the University of Florida. Mark is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and completed the NABE Advanced Training in Economics Program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a member of NABE’s inaugural Certified Business Economist class.

Mark is active in the community, co-founding the Charlotte NABE chapter and serving as board chair for the Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community. Mark also chaired the Economic Advisory Council for the California Chamber of Commerce for several years and currently serves on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists for the Commonwealth of Virginia. His commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and many other publications. Mark also makes frequent guest appearances on CNBC and other major networks.



MELISSA ZEVALLOS, Newmark Valuation & Advisory
Melissa Kramer Zevallos, MAI, joined Newmark Valuation & Advisory in 2017 as a Vice President in the Southeast Region with over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate. Melissa has substantial expertise in office, retail, industrial, self-storage, vacant land, and multifamily valuation.

Prior to Newmark, Melissa served as an Associate Director with Integra Realty Resources – Atlanta for two years in Georgia. Prior to Integra, Melissa worked as Director with NPV Advisors on the East Coast for eight years, which included New Jersey, New York, Washington, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

Melissa has the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a real estate appraiser in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Melissa earned a Master of Science degree in real estate from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.