Officers - Real Estate Organization

ABOUT US

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.

Prof. Jared Harrell

Jared Harrell joined Texas Tech University in 2015, 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.

Prof. Carl Pankratz

Carl Pankratz joined Texas Tech University in 2022, where he brings extensive debt and equity sourcing experience for all commercial real estate product types. He has served his communities in a variety of capacities, including as a city councilman and Mayor Pro Tem. Professor Pankratz has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the State Bar of Texas Real Estate Forms Committee and the Urban Land Institute of North Texas Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the SMU football team, and also holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

Officers

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Grant Fleming

President

Grant Fleming is from El Paso, Texas and is currently studying a Finance with a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate. He is a licensed real estate agent and intends to pursue a career in commercial brokerage after graduation

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Roque Alaniz

Executive Vice President

Roque Alaniz is from Edinburg, Texas. He is a Senior, majoring in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration. He is also currently studying to get his TREC license and plans to pursue a career in commercial real Estate development upon graduating from Texas Tech.

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Nathan Smith

Vice PresidenT, Finance

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Spencer Stanush

Vice President, outreach

Spencer Stanush is from La Vernia, Texas and is planning on graduating in December with a degree in Management and a Certificate in Commercial Real Estate. Spencer is a licensed real estate agent and intends to pursue a career in commercial brokerage after graduation.

Jaque Alaquinez

Assistant Vice President

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Hayden Andrews

Assistant Vice President

Hayden Andrews is from Houston, Texas. He is a currently a senior majoring in Finance with a certificate in Commercial Real Estate. This past summer Hayden completed an internship with Highland Homes. Upon graduation in May 2023, he plans to pursue a career in commercial real estate development.

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Jared Hoffman

Assistant Vice President

Jared Hoffman is from Dallas, Texas. He is a junior majoring in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration. Jared is a licensed real estate agent in Texas and eager to begin his career. Upon graduation in May of 2024, he is looking to pursue a career in real estate acquisitions.

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Griffin Pitcher

Assistant Vice President

Hayden Andrews is from Houston, Texas. He is a currently a senior majoring in Finance with a certificate in Commercial Real Estate. He is also currently studying to get his real estate license and Texas real estate appraiser license. This past summer Hayden completed an internship with Highland Homes, LLC on their construction management team in Houston, Texas. Upon graduation in May 2023, he plans to pursue a career in commercial real estate development.

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Joe Smith

Assistant Vice President

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Grayson Decker

Industry Trip Chair

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Ben Fonville

Philanthropy Chair

Ben Fonville is from Snyder, Texas. He is a senior majoring in finance. Following graduation in May 2023, Ben plans to enter the field of real estate development.

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Emily Anderson

MSF Representative

Emily Anderson is from Dallas, Texas. She is a will graduate with a her Master’s in Finance in May 2023. During the past summer, Emily completed an internship with NorthMarq on their Debt/Equity Production team in Dallas, Texas.

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Cody Thurman

CASNR Representative

Cody Thurman is from Saint Jo, Texas. He is currently in a Dual Degree Program studying both Agriculture and Applied Economics and Business Administration. He is also a member of the Pathway to STEM MBA Program and plans to obtain his Real Estate Certificate upon graduation. He plans to pursue a career as a broker after gradution.

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Catherine Wright

RCOBA Representative

Catherine Wright is from Lubbock, Texas. She is a junior majoring in Finance with a Real Estate Concentration. After graduating in December 2024, she plans to continue her education at Texas Tech University and obtain her Master of Business Administration. .

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Panashe Siachitema

Vice President

Panashé Siachitema is originally from Zimbabwe and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Architecture. After graduation, he intends to pursue an MBA at the Rawls College of Business with a unique focus on real estate.