Advisory Committee

Real Estate

Advisory Committee Members

Ina Midkiff is the Department Chair of Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and Real Estate. She has taught at Austin Community College for over 20 years. She earned a BBA and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Tarleton State University. Over the years she has served as Division Chair of Business Studies Division, Department Chair of Management, Associate Dean at Cypress Creek Campus, Assistant Department Chair of Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, and Real Estate and served as an officer of Austin Community College's Faculty Association.
Email: ina@austincc.edu
Office: 512-223-2072
Website: http://www.austincc.edu/ina

Mario Aguilar is an ACC Associate Professor in the Paralegal Department. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin. Mario has more than 25 years of professional and management experience in various positions including Senior Attorney, Executive Assistant, Manager, Research Associate, Editor, Trainer and Counselor at local, state and national programs.
Email: maguilar@austincc.edu
Office: 512-494-1916
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/austincc.edu/maguilar/

Lesli Akers is the President of Keller Williams Luxury International.
Email: lesli.akers@kw.com
Office: 512-439-8847

Richard (Rick) Ellis is the Vice President & Managing Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Texas Realty. He is a member of NAR, TAR and BHHS Luxury Specialist. Rick is also TREC licensed to teach real estate.
Email: rick.ellis@bhhstxrealty.com
Office: 512-483-6000, Cell: 512-947-8151
Website: www.bhhstxrealty.com

Wade (Lane) Lanford is the President & CEO of TEXASRE. He is also the Corporate Treasurer, a Board Member and a Loan Committee Member of Capital Certified Development Corp, which is an SBA real estate lender operating in Texas and New Mexico. Lane is a retired ACC Adjunct Faculty.
Email: llanford@TexasRE.org
Office: 512-583-4940, Cell: 830-305-0078
Website: http://www.texasre.org/

Julie Nelson is an 18-year veteran of the real estate industry including 5 years as the Director of Career Development with the Keller Williams Southwest Market Center, running the largest new agent broker training program in the country.  Julie’s accomplishments include Platinum Top 50 Trainer of the Year, Inman News Contributor, KWU Approved Instructor, national speaker and trainer, and being recognized as one of the top new agent coaches within the Keller William Realty franchise system.  Julie is a licensed Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty in Austin.
Email: julie.nelson@kw.com
Office: 512-848-5881
Website: http://www.thenelsonproject.com/

Darian Rausch is a licensed Realtor® with Keller Williams Realty. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® for a two-year term and will be serving on the Executive Committee as Treasurer in 2017.
Email: darian@urbantosuburban.com
Cell: 512-663-5826
Website: http://www.urbantosuburban.com/

Victoria Reviel is celebrating more than 20 years as a licensed Real Estate Broker in the Great State of Texas #460510. She is the owner of 98th Meridian Real Estate Sales & Marketing Group and her brokerage proudly serves the Central Texas real estate market. Victoria has held many industry leadership positions and holds several designations, including 2018 President, Williamson County Association of Realtors.
Email: victoria.reviel@gmail.com
Cell: 512-680-7834
Website: http://www.98thmeridian.com

Advisory Committee Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose and Advisory Committee Information

The purpose of the Real Estate department is to provide premier courses and degree plans that give students the practical, theoretical, and technical knowledge needed to be successful in the field of real estate. Our curriculum provides students with first-rate professional and workforce programs that result in employment in the public and private sectors. It is based on identified competencies, has a capstone experience, and strives to be socially responsible as well as addressing employer needs. These courses will also allow students to qualify to take the Texas Real Estate License exam. We are committed to:

  • Providing students in the real estate degree plans the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance their abilities that will enable them to seek employment in a real estate position.
  • Providing students in the transfer degree plan the knowledge and skills necessary for transfer and success at a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
  • Providing students in the workforce areas the knowledge and skills necessary for job enhancement.
  • Providing employers in our community a trained, technically competent, and diverse workforce.
  • Providing all students advising from a qualified, dedicated, and accessible faculty.

Our overall departmental mission is threefold: 1) to prepare students for entry-level employment in the rapidly expanding real estate market, 2) to enable students to improve their job skills to promote career advancement and development, and 3) prepare students to achieve a passing grade on the Texas Real Estate Licensing Exam.

The department hires highly qualified professionals within our field of study and provides them the support they need. The department has relevant, up-to-date course materials and keeps text books current. Course content complies with TREC regulations and local industry standards and includes recommendations from the Advisory Committee. SCANS competencies along with Master Syllabi are posted on the departmental website.

The Real Estate Advisory Committee is composed of recognized leaders in the field in ACC's service area. Members convene regularly to offer their combined expertise to influence the curriculum structure and instructional methods of the program.