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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Winter 2018

UT Austin National Real Estate Challenge
Columbia Business School Earns First Place at the 2017 UT Austin National Real Estate Challenge  

Columbia Business School’s case competition team topped nineteen other business schools to finish first at the 2017 National Real Estate Challenge hosted by UT Austin in November. The team, Le Tigre Group, consisting of Patricia Craig ’19, Kerry Kartsonis ’19, Patrick Keppenne ’18, Stephan Sakhai ’18, Jay Stewart ’19, and Jose Torres ’18 impressed the judges by negotiating a mezzanine loan modification on a suburban power center. Read more.

Lessons to Share: Real Estate Students "Trek" to San Francisco
Real Estate Students Travel to San Francisco  

In early November, a group of nineteen first and second year real estate students travelled to the Bay Area to meet with local professionals focused on real estate development, investment, advisory services and technology. Over the two-day trek, the group visited nine companies including Hines, Boston Properties, CBRE, Airbnb, CIM Group, Trulia, Bentall Kennedy, Spear Street Capital, and Carlyle Group. Read more.

Columbia Business School Hosts 6th Annual "Coming to Terms: Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures" Workshop

In November, 80 students from eight different graduate degree programs within Columbia, MIT, NYU, and Harvard gathered in Uris Hall for the 6th annual Coming to Terms: Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures event. The full-day workshop offered participants the unique opportunity to engage with and learn from experienced professionals from both the legal and business sides of the real estate industry. Read more.

  Coming to Terms 2017
Beverly Hills Retail Proposal Leads the 2017 Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize Real Estate Project Class Competition
2017 Project Class Competition  

Students in the Real Estate Project class, led by Adjunct Professor Andrew C. Jacobs ’96 presented their final business plan presentations, and in early December, competed for four prizes thanks to the generosity of the Alexander Bodini Foundation. The winning team, Sam Fenwick ’18, Alex Grant ’18, and Emily Steinberg ’18 presented on behalf of the Sterling Organization. Read more.

Ideas at Work: Professor Christopher Mayer on Homeownership and the American Dream

In a recently published paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Professor Mayer and Laurie S. Goodman of the Urban Institute provide a detailed look at US homeownership. They show that the pendulum may have swung too far against homeownership, a valuable institution that has allowed families to build wealth and create financial security. Read the article.

  Professor Christopher Mayer
2017 Career Forum  

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Christopher Mayer in Marketplace (1) (2), WBUR, WNPR, Forbes & NPR.

Professor Emerita Lynne B. Sagalyn in The New York Post.

Professor Brian Lancaster in The Real Deal.

Adjunct Professor Michael Giliberto and Executive-in-Residence Leanne Lachman in IREI's 30th Anniversary Edition.

Adjunct Professor Michael Giliberto in Commercial Property Executive.

For full-time faculty news, read more.

For adjunct faculty news, read more.

Alumni in the Media

Rohit Aggarwala ’00 in Smithsonian.

Elliott Aronson ’98 in The Real Deal.

Nicholas Bienstock ’96 PR Newswire & Commercial Observer Owners Magazine.

Anand Bhatia ’16 in Real Estate Weekly.

Tommy Craig ’82 in Commercial Observer Owner's Magazine & Real Estate Weekly.

Louis D’Avanzo ’91 in Commercial Property Executive, The Real Deal & Crain's New York Business.

Roland Dib ’98 in New York Post & Curbed.

Scott Estill ’09 in Hunt Scanlon Media.

Howard Fiddle ’87 in The Real Deal.

Jonathan Flaherty ’07 in PR Newswire.

David Giancola ’11 in Crain's New York Business & RE Business Online.

Geoff Goldstein ’07 in Real Estate Weekly.

Amit Govin ’11 in The Real Deal: Miami.

Aaron Graf ’08 in The Real Deal.

Craig Leupold ’92 in Financial Times.

Brian Lindenberg ’15 in Tap Into Newark.

Craig Livingston ’98 in Bridgeport Daily Voice & CT Post.

Paul Pariser ’78 in Bisnow & The Real Deal.

Andrea Olshan ’04 in Columbus Monthly.

Geoffrey Pope ’17 in Columbia Business Magazine.

Rémy Raisner ’08 in Huffington Post.

Jed Reagan ’10 in Green Street Advisors Blog.

Robert Reffkin ’03 in Dallas Business Journal & Housingwire.

Erik Rose ’03 in New York Post.

David Simon ’85 in Indiana Business Journal (1) (2).

Brian Steinwurtzel ’04 in Markets Insider.

Jim Sullivan ’89 in Bloomberg & CNBC.

Sridhar Vankayala ’08 in Commercial Property Executive & Real Estate New Jersey.

David Von Spreckelsen ’89 in Real Estate Weekly.

For other alumni news, read more.

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Inside View

Eric Schaffer ’18 attends the 2017 National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Fall Conference.

Real Estate students tour the World Trade Center with Silverstein Properties.

Eric Schaffer ’18 is awarded the David Winoker Scholarship by the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA).

Real Estate students tour One Vanderbilt with SL Green.

Columbia Business School hosts a real estate career panel focused on debt markets.

For other student news, read more.

Join Us: Alumni Events

May 3, 2018

Real Estate Alumni Reception

The 2018 Real Estate Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Columbia Club of New York (in residence at the Penn Club). Registration will open in early spring.

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