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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Fall 2017

Welcome Class of 2019!
2017 Real Estate Open House  

The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate was delighted to welcome over 80 first-year students at the MBA Real Estate Program Open House in September! Professor Chris Mayer and Executive-in-Residence Leanne Lachman led an interactive discussion with the group, which included both full-time and executive MBA students combined. View the photo slideshow.

With classes in full swing, activities building, and the fall semester well underway, the Real Estate Association (REA) elected a group of first-year AVPs to their executive board to help lead the student-run professional organization. Meet the Class of 2019 AVPs!

Alumni Voices: An Interview with Philippe Visser ’04

Philippe Visser ’04 is Senior Vice President of Development, Hudson Yards at Related Companies. In a recent interview with Mark Abramowicz ’18, he discussed his background and what drew him to real estate, the allure of large, complex projects, and gave advice for current Columbia Business School students aspiring to have careers in real estate.


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  Philippe Visser '04
Real Talk: An Interview with Adjunct Professor Gil Menna
Adjunct Professor Gil Menna  

Gil Menna is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and is a Co-Chair of Goodwin’s REITs and Real Estate M&A Practice. In a recent interview with Stephanie Deutsch ’18, he discussed some of his favorite REIT transactions, how transactions have changed over time, and why he enjoys teaching at Columbia Business School.

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Real Conversations: 10 Questions with Real Estate Students

Jenny Rae Le Roux '18

Jenny Rae Le Roux ’18

"The MBA Real Estate Program is actually the number one reason I came to Columbia." Meet Jenny Rae!


Jonny Cohen '18

Jonny Cohen ’18

"I love that real estate impacts every part of your life, from where you live, shop, eat, work, and more; I also love that being a successful real estate investor encompasses more than just knowing the numbers, but also being able to work well with others and be personable." Meet Jonny!

2017 Career Forum  

Stay connected and follow us on LinkedIn and join the Columbia Business School Real Estate Alumni Group!

Faculty in the Media

Professor Tomasz Piskorski in Chicago Booth Review, Seeking Alpha, Information Management & Forbes.

Professor Emerita Lynne B. Sagalyn and her book Power at Ground Zero in, Architectural Record, Oxford University Press Blog, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Adjunct Professor Michelle Felman in Commercial Observer.

For full-time faculty news, read more.

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Alumni in the Media

Rick Dugoff ’92 in Commercial Property Executive.

Ronald Dickerman ’87 in Commercial Observer.

David Von Spreckelsen ’89 Commercial Observer.

Brian Steinwurtzel ’04 in Commercial Observer, Real Estate Weekly & Bisnow.

Amber Ju ’15 in Upload: Lang Center News and Ideas.

John O'Connor ’09 in Commercial Observer.

David Simon ’85 in

Jeffrey Fastov ’92 in Commercial Observer.

Meredith Marshall ’92 in Commercial Observer.

David Neithercut ’82 in (1) (2)

Zach Aarons ’13 & Susannah Vila ’15 in MetaProp Blog.

Paul Pariser ’78 in The Real Deal & The Lo-Down NY.

Jim Sullivan ’89 in

Jonathan Wasserstrum ’12 in National Real Estate Investor.

Zach Aarons ’13 in

Clelia Peters ’09 in The Real Deal.

Andrea Olshan ’04 & Anand Bhatia ’16 in The Real Deal.

Robert Ciemniak ’07 in South China Morning Post.

Tripty Arya ’12 in Crain's New York & Habitat Mag.

Geoff Goldstein ’07 in Real Estate Weekly.

Alin Sigheartau ’17 & Eric Liang ’17 in Real Estate Alert.

Anand Bhatia ’16 in Commercial Observer.

Ed Gormbley ’09 in Westfair Online.

For other alumni news, read more.

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Inside View

Luiza Loureiro ’17, Morgan Mann ’17, and Mandy Yeung ’18 were granted awards by WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

Joshua Wolf ’17, Jacob Chang ’17, Coleman Shear ’17, and Neil Duncan ’17 represented Columbia Business School at the 2017 Kellogg Real Estate Conference and Venture Competition.

Real Esate students visit Washington, DC.

REA students tour South Street Seaport with Howard Hughes Corporation.

Professor Chris Mayer led a cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs through an interactive work session to contribute to the curriculum of the first ever PropTech Pre-Accelerator program at Columbia University.

For other student news, read more.

Join Us: Alumni Events

December 4, 2017

10th Annual Real Estate Symposium

Registration is now open! Full schedule and registration information available here.

January 26, 2018

RECM Conference

Save the date! Columbia Business School and Goodwin are pleased to once again cohost this invitation-only annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference.

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