Melina Duggal, ACIP serves as the Interim Faculty Director for the Weiser Center for Real Estate and Interim Director for Real Estate Development Activities at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice at Taubman College where she teaches courses in real estate. She brings more than 25 years of real estate industry experience as a practitioner. Melina has also taught real estate courses at George Mason University and the University of Maryland. As President of Duggal Real Estate Advisors, Melina conducts feasibility studies, market analyses, financial analyses, and redevelopment strategies for real estate projects and clients. She received her Master of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. 




Jake Albers serves as Managing Director of the Weiser Center for Real Estate, leading operations and strategic execution of the Center’s mission.  Prior to joining the Center, Jake served as Assistant Director of Alum and Employer Engagement for the LSA Opportunity Hub, leading a team of regional managers in creating a global portfolio of partners who could help advance the career aspirations of LSA undergrads.

Jake brings to the Center nearly a decade of experience across higher education and community and economic development sectors, having worked in municipal roles with the City of Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority and in non-profit economic development with Ann Arbor Spark.  Jake holds a bachelor of arts degree in History from Saginaw Valley State University and a master of science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University.

Chase L. Cantrell is the inaugural Professional in Residence for the Weiser Center for Real Estate and a Lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning.  In his role as Professional in Residence, Chase uses his skills and experience to help prepare our students to enter the real estate industry and access critical networks.  Chase holds regular office hours for students, who can schedule a conversation here.

In addition to his work at the University, Chase is the Executive Director of Building Community Value (BCV). In this role, he leads a diverse team of experts in implementing BCV’s real estate training, technical assistance, and consulting programs. Chase is a critical voice in Detroit’s policymaking and revitalization efforts, playing a crucial role as an advocate for residents who work hard to restore and improve the physical infrastructure of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Observing a gap in Detroit’s real estate ecosystem, Chase founded BCV in 2016 as a bridge between the resources accessible to traditional real estate actors and Detroit residents and nonprofits who wish to make a positive impact within their communities.




Colleen Triezenberg serves as the Student Affairs Program Manager for the Center.  In this role, Colleen manages strategy and execution across the Center’s program offerings, including scope, timelines, budget, and communication.  Prior to joining the Weiser Center, Colleen served as the Program Director for North Star Reach, implementing year round programming for children with serious medical challenges.  Colleen holds a bachelor of arts degree in Public Relations, Advertisement, and Applied Communications from Loyola University Chicago, with a minor in Marketing and a master of science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management from North Carolina State University.

During Colleen’s personal time, she enjoys camping, hiking and living an active lifestyle. She holds her National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Training Certification, and specializes in nutrition and women’s fitness. As well as, spending time with her husband and two loveable boys.