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Charles N. Schilke, AM, JD, CRE, FRICS

Extensive Expertise in All Real Estate Markets, Professor & Practitioner Of Real Estate Development, Finance and Law.

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Charles N. Schilke is an expert in Real Estate Development, Real Estate Finance, and Real Estate Law. Mr. Schilke has served as both Associate Dean of the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate Program, as well as holding a leadership position at Johns Hopkins University's Carey School of Business' Edward St. John Real Estate Program. An expert witness and member of SEAK, Chuck blends his unmatched industry experience to provide expert services to private individuals and commercial businesses alike on matters pertaining to land use, construction, contracts, and the real estate industry at large. He has commanded and spearheaded premier academic programs at top national Universities and peer associations in commercial real estate in order to serve future generations of real estate professionals globally. His experience outside of academia spans from creating Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) at Cadwalader, leading strategic national acquisitions and dispositions for portfolio asset management during the Exxon-Mobil merger, securing $135MM in bond financing for The American Red Cross' national real estate portfolio, condo and resort hotel development for Marriott International, and serving in various roles as an advisor on land use issues. Chuck has taught graduate semester-long courses, as well as guest-lectured for major universities on Real Estate Law, Real Estate Infrastructure, Structured Finance, International Real Estate, among others. 

During Mr. Schilke's tenure as both the founder of the program and Associate Dean, Georgetown University MPS/RE Program, Chuck launched this master's program with approximately 475 students in its first year. Chuck built out its career fair program and developed an innovative set of Executive Education offerings. 



Acquisitions & Dispositions 

Capital Markets

Corporate Real Estate  

Economic Development/Innovation

Executive Education Programming

Expert Witness Testimony

Financing and Sourcing

Healthcare Real Estate 

Hospitality Real Estate - Hotel Development & Resort Planning

International Real Estate 


Loan Transactions  

Office Leasing 

PropTech & Segment Innovation


Retail Leasing 

Structured Finance

1985 - 1988

Cornell Law School, JD

With major in Business and Regulation Law and specialization in International Legal Studies. Coursework focused on corporate law, real estate law, litigation, tax, and international law.

1981 - 1985

Harvard University, AM

International Relations

1977 - 1981

University of Chicago, AB

With Honors, focused on Economics and International Relations, with emphasis on microeconomics, economic and urban geography


Chuck Schilke, 2017 Health Leader
Solution File: Toronto’s District Energy
The Advisor's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investment.
  • "Comparative International Real Estate Law" (in progress)

  • "Four Quadrants of Real Estate Finance" (in progress)

  • “Chicago’s Array of Things,” Real Estate Issues, 2017 Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, E-Primer Guide to Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities, Summer 2015. Major guide by the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), main trade association of CMBS industry, as to how CMBS works. Also appears in training film which accompanies E-Primer.

  • “Norfolk, Virginia—Resilience in Fort Norfolk: Assessing Risk and Protecting Value” (contributor), May 2015 Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel Report,

  • “Real Estate Strategic Analysis: Planning for and Managing Anticipated Growth, East Hartford, Connecticut,” February 2015 Counselors of Real Estate Consulting Corps.

  • "The Advisor’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Issues,"  Book Review, David Lynn, Fall 2014.

  • “Real Estate Strategic Analysis: Fort Ritchie, Maryland,” Counselors of Real Estate Consulting Corps, October 2013.

  • “Reviving the Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities Market: The Background and the Way Forward,” Cornell Real Estate Review, Volume 7, May 2009.


  • Calvin Gladney, Entrepreneurship for Lawyers



  • August 12, 2014 Baltimore Sun, comment on selection of Baltimore City Council member Bill Cole as president of the Baltimore Development Corporation

  • September 22, 2014 Daily Record, comment in article on DTZ’s purchase of Cassidy Turley

  • October 7, 2014 Washington Business Journal, comment in article on Inova Health’s prospective lease of former Exxon Mobil headquarters in Fairfax, VA

  • November 14, 2014 Baltimore Sun, comment in article on growth of Hunt Valley, Maryland-based Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.; also appeared in and

  • February-March, 2015 CoreNet Leader Magazine, comment in article on corporate real estate education

  • March 18, 2015, “Schilke Speaks on Mortgage Securities at Harvard Law School,”  Johns Hopkins Carey Business School news feed  

  • Spring 2015, “Schilke Speaks on Houston’s Infrastructure at Urban Land Institute Spring Meeting,”  Johns Hopkins Carey Business Magazine  

  • June 25, 2015 Baltimore Sun, article on MARC trains


Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), 2012-present  Strategic Planning Committee, 2016-2019 Vice Chair, 2016 Annual Convention Local Planning Committee, Washington DC, Chapter Activities Committee, 2014-present, CRE Consulting Corps Steering Committee, 2014-present, Real Estate Issues Editorial Board, 2014-present

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Fellow, 2014-present

Lambda Alpha, George Washington Chapter, Washington DC, 2012-present

Urban Land Institute (ULI): National ULI, Venues Committee for 2010 ULI Fall Meeting and Urban Expo, Washington DC, 2010, Full Member, 2013-present, Public Development Infrastructure Product Council, 2013-present; Program Chair, 2017-present, Health Leader, Cohort I, 2017-2018, Health Mentor, 2018-2019, ULI Washington Trends Conference Planning Committee, 2013-present, Capital Markets Panel Subcommittee, 2013-2014, Health and Real Estate Panel Subcommittee, 2013-2014, Innovation District Panel Subcommittee, 2014-2015, Latest Developments Panel Subcommittee, 2015-2016, Driverless Cars Panel Subcommittee, 2016-2017, Construction Innovation Panel Subcommittee, 2016-2017, Capital Markets Subcommittee, 2018-2019, Senior Living Facilities Subcommittee, 2018-2019, Mentor, Young Leaders Mentor Program, 2008-present

District of Columbia Building Industries Association (DCBIA), including Committee on the Environment and Committee on Government Relations

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) DC/Maryland

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Northern Virginia

Academy for Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)

African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP), Board Member

Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities)

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities)

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC)

FIABCI (international real estate professional association)

National Association of Olmsted Parks (NAOP)

National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities)

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown universities)

Expert Witness Services

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities)

United States Resilience Council, Stakeholders Committee, 7/15--present

American Real Estate Society (ARES)(through Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities)


  • Supreme Court of the United States Bar, 11/26/12

  • Massachusetts Bar, 1989, 6/23/89, BBO #554052 (inactive)

  • Maryland Bar, 6/23/93, Bar #9306230311

  • District of Columbia Bar, 3/3/95, Bar #437163

Counselors of Real Estate
Urban Land Institute


The Advisor's Guide to Commercial Real Estate Investment.
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