Faculty & Course Participants

Lawrence J. Colorito, Jr., Principal, MAI
Valbridge Property Advisors | Axial Advisory Group
Subject Area: Real Estate Valuation

Larry appraised or consulted on various forms of real estate in approximately 20 states since 1988, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family, subdivisions and vacant land. Featured assignments include Class A urban and suburban office buildings, regional malls, and major mixed use projects. Larry has a BS in Finance from Penn State and an MS in Real Estate & Construction Management from University of Denver.

John W. Lee
Professor of Law, College of William and Mary
Subject Area: Real Estate Transactions Law

With degrees from Georgetown University Law Center, University of Virginia School of Law, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, John joined the faculty in 1981. Dr. Lee clerked for Judge C. Moxley Featherston, U.S. Tax Court, Practiced law at Hirschler, Fleischer, Weinberg, Cox and Allen in Richmond, and has authored articles in the Virginia Tax Review, Tax Law Review, Tax Notes, and the Virginia, Texas, and Ohio Northern University law reviews. He has also served as an editor of the Virginia Tax Conference since 1973.

Daniel W. Aston, Partner
The Whitmore Group
Subject Area: Real Estate Development

Daniel W. Aston has over 30 years of experience in the real estate business. Aston graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Among many other accomplishments, in 2003, Dan joined Roseland Property Company, one of the largest urban housing developers in the nation. Dan is currently Partner at The Whitmore Group where he specializes in apartment development. He also diligently serves his community as a member of the executive committee of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.

John K. Hopke, RA, LEED AP - Principal
Hopke & Associates, Inc.
Subject Area: Architecture and City Planning

John serves as the lead designer on all projects, coordinating communications and workflow to ensure adherence to the owner's program and schedule through all phases of each project. A lifelong resident of the Williamsburg area, John established the firm in 1990, and has guided its growth into one of the area's most respected architectural practices. With a strong dedication to the character of local communities, he has acquired experience in a range of project types, with special emphasis on adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and projects with special contextual challenges.

Michael J. Seiler
K. Dane Brooksher Endowed Chair of Real Estate
Subject Area: Real Estate Finance & Investments

Dr. Michael J. Seiler is the K. Dane Brooksher Endowed Chair Professor of Real Estate and Finance at The College of William & Mary. Dr. Seiler is an internationally recognized behavioral real estate researcher whose studies have been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and Washington Post. Dr. Seiler has published over 100 research studies, has written several books, and serves as the editor of Real Estate Finance (REF) and the co-editor of Journal of Real Estate Literature (JREL). In 2009, Dr. Seiler received the William N. Kinnard Young Scholar Award, a national recognition for making significant contributions in his field. More recently, his work on strategic mortgage default and foreclosure contagion was awarded the Governor's Technology Award in the area of Modeling & Simulation.