Brian Schneider

Brian Schneider, Head of Investor Relationships and Marketing, leads Prime Finance’s fund raising and investor relationships.   Before joining Prime, Mr. Schneider built and ran large real estate and real asset investment portfolios for Morgan Stanley AIP, Medley Partners, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as DuPont and TRW pension plans.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Schneider worked at Prudential, MetLife and First Texas Savings in lending and asset management.  Mr. Schneider holds a B. A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA in Real Estate/Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Kent M. Roger, Esq.

Kent M. Roger, Esq., is a senior partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Antitrust Practice specializing in international competition and antitrust matters. He received his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and an AB degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Berkeley. Kent sits on PRC’s Executive, Finance, Governance, and Legal Affairs Committees. He also is a member of the Board of Baker Places, Inc..

Tim Schroeder

Tim Schroeder is President of Performance Realty, Inc, a real estate investment firm that owns, develops and manages multi-family properties and manufactured housing communities.  Tim’s career has focused on real estate including development, corporate services, investment management and strategy consulting.  Prior to joining Performance Realty, Tim worked at CBRE, Quadrangle, Deloitte Consulting and Balcor-American Express. Tim holds a B.S. in Urban Planning from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Bill Matheson, Esq.

Bill Matheson, Esq., is a real estate attorney and the former president of Catellus Management Corporation, a real estate management company. For many years, Bill was a Volunteer Benefits Counselor for PRC, and has been an active volunteer for a variety of other community non-profits, including Project Open Hand, the San Francisco SPCA, and the French American International School. He received his JD from the University of Denver. Bill sits on PRC’s Finance and Occupancy Committees.

Doug Browning

Doug Browning is Director of Communications, Digital Platform Management and Innovation, for Kaiser Permanente National Communications. He is responsible for digital communication strategy, the employee intranet, as well as the company’s external news site. Doug has a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia and over 25 years of experience consulting with large organizations on their communication and change strategies. Doug also has a passion for helping people in his community make the right decisions about their careers, health, and happiness.

Ryo Ishida

Ryo Ishida is a Vice President at Lyric (, which operate apartment-style hotels. Ryo heads up their West Coast division. Prior to joining Lyric, Ryo spent six years at Prudential Real Estate Investors, most recently responsible for the East Coast Development Group. Before Prudential, Ryo worked at Peter Linneman’s private equity group and also as a developer. Ryo serves on the boards of PRC and of Montgomery Advisors. Ryo is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of work, he enjoys tennis, cycling, soccer and cooking Japanese food.

Jacques Michaels

Jacques Michaels is a San Francisco community leader, entertainer, and member of the Imperial Council, a non-profit that hosts and participates in a variety of entertainment and educational events and activities in support of a variety of diverse community-based charitable organizations that do not discriminate based upon race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Jacques sits on PRC’s Fund Development and Board Development Committees.

Laura Powell

Laura Powell conducts executive searches at the senior level, and provides organizational consulting to privately held firms—both for-profit and not-for-profit—focusing on team-building, governance, and high-functioning boards. She’s actively served the Bay Area nonprofit community for many years. Volunteering for the past three years on PRC’s campaign and development committees, Laura is a past Board Chair at Larkin Street Youth Services Powell and led the Board of a private school in Marin County in its first capital campaign, and in the design and approval of a new school building. Laura holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.

Michael Steinberg

Michael Steinberg is currently Team Lead, Global Public Health and Special Projects, Enterprise Health for Chevron Corporation, working out of the company’s headquarters in San Ramon, California, since April 2008. Michael oversees various health projects and programs that support the health needs of the company’s 40,000 plus employees as well as communities the company operates in.

Michael began his career at Chevron as Health and Productivity Advisor where he supported preventive and population health management initiatives, national health events, wellness facilities, programs and capacity building across the enterprise. Over the years, he was progressively promoted within the Enterprise Health function and has resided on projects that range from capital project wellness design, business process optimization, health metrics, human performance, strategic partnerships, community health programming and disease prevention design and implementation.

Michael previously completed a twenty-month assignment in Chevron’s Angola medical department where he developed and implemented a sustainable integrated wellness strategy, health program processes and business plans. In addition to supporting the U.S. workforce, he continues to provide consultation to global operations and organizations that includes public health initiatives in cardiovascular health, HIV, mosquito borne illnesses, tuberculosis and other health threats.

He graduated with a kinesiology/exercise physiology major and holds a Master of Management/Business from the University of San Francisco. He previously worked at one of the most prestigious private clubs in the world, The Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco, where in his health management role engaged daily with global business and government leaders. He has served on the Chevron Recreation board, Plasma Science board and as Chairman of the Chevron Health, Environment and Safety Committee as well as on various health and safety teams as lead, member and contributor

Merredith Treaster

Merredith Treaster is Regional Head of Northwest Office Investments at Nuveen. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a BS in Neuroscience, but quickly moved into real estate, working with CBRE, Tishman Speyer, Hines, and the John Buck Company.