Officers | Real Estate Organization


The Real Estate Organization (REO) is the premier organization for students interested in investment real estate markets, analysis and professions.

REO educates, connects and advances its members across the commercial real estate industry, including development, brokerage, management, consulting and capital allocation.

REO provides its members with opportunities to personally interact with commercial real estate industry professionals, observe real estate projects first-hand and practically analyze real estate markets and investments.

Jared Harrell, JD

Jared P. Harrell, JD joined Texas Tech University in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Practice, where he brings his experience as a real estate lawyer into the classroom. As an attorney, his legal practice focused on the successful completion of transactions by combining real estate experience with an understanding of finance and transactional economics.  Professor Harrell holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M, a law degree from the University of Texas and a Master’s of Law and Finance from the University of Oxford.

  Dr. Stephen Buschbom

Dr. Buschbom received both his B.B.A. in Real Estate and his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in real estate and a minor in finance from the University of Georgia. Prior to starting his Ph.D., he worked at Voya Investment Management in Atlanta for six years, where he started as an analyst and left as an assistant portfolio manager. His areas of research expertise are real estate finance and investment, mortgage-backed securities, urban economics and spatial economics.



Trevor Miller


Trevor is from Flower Mound, Texas. He is majoring in finance with a concentration in real estate and will graduate in December 2019. Upon graduating he plans to work in the real estate industry in DFW.


Meg Meliet

Executive Vice President

Meg is a Finance Major with a concentration in Real Estate from New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating in May 2020, she is excited to begin her commercial real estate career as an analyst on the Hines development team in Houston. Meg is also a member of the Rawls Business Leadership Program and Delta Sigma Pi.


Cameron Sanders

Vice President of finance

Cameron is majoring in finance with a concentration in real estate and plans to graduate in the spring of 2020. He is from Mansfield, Texas and hopes to land a job as a real estate investment analyst in the DFW area after graduation.


Blake Steele

VICE president of events

Blake is from Houston, Texas and is a finance major with a concentration in real estate. Upon graduating in May 2020, he plans to work for a commercial real estate brokerage firm.



Ethan Wimberley

Vice President of Outreach

Ethan is a senior finance major who will graduate in May 2020. He also works with the Finance Association and Student Government very closely during the school year. He is pursuing his MSF upon graduation next summer.



Kaitlyn Eschenbrenner

Vice President of Marketing

Kaitlyn is a Junior, studying Finance with a Concentration in Real Estate, and is currently working towards getting her Real Estate License. She plans to graduate in May 2021, and will be pursuing a career within the Real Estate industry. When Kaitlyn is not in class, you can find her working with the Student Business Council, Chi Omega Sorority, or at a local coffee shop with friends!