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Summer 2016
Professor Christopher J. Mayer at the 2016 Annual Alumni Reception
Professor Christopher J. Mayer Appointed Faculty Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, has been appointed faculty director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate as of July 1. He assumes the role most recently held by Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn. Professor Mayer was previously director of the Milstein Center from 2003–08. “I am incredibly excited to return as faculty director of the Milstein Center and to work with our students, alumni, industry partners, and talented faculty to continue to provide a world-class business and real estate education and to pursue research excellence. While Lynne leaves some tough shoes to fill, we are excited to move ahead to address new challenges.”
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Save the Date!
The 9th Annual Real Estate Symposium will be held on December 12 at the Columbia Club of New York. We are pleased to share that Roy March, Chief Executive Officer of Eastdil Secured, will deliver the opening keynote address. The event is presented in partnership with the Real Estate Circle of Columbia Business School, under the leadership of Nicholas Bienstock ’96, Chair of the Symposium Steering Committee, Managing Partner of Savanna and a member of the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board. Full program details will be announced soon, and registration will open in late fall.
Roy March
Adjunct Professor Brian Lancaster
Brian Lancaster is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School. He is President of The Minot Group, a real estate finance, investing, and consulting firm. In a recent interview with Brian Hwang ’17, he discusses the current real estate debt market, his own professional experience, and his recommendations for aspiring real estate professionals.
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Escaping the cold weather of New York City, the Real Estate Association of Columbia Business School traveled to Miami in April to explore the local real estate market. Accompanied by representatives from the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, the students embarked on a full day of meetings and site visits.
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Real Estate Students Travel to Miami
Faculty in the Media

Professor Christopher Mayer talks jumbo mortgages, American housing prices, where millennials should live, and the psychology of buying and selling a house.

Columbia Business School Centennial: Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn discusses the ever-changing nature of the real estate business and New York’s prominence on the global stage.

Adjunct Professor Michael Giliberto discusses Secondaries for Open-End Funds for PREA Quarterly, Summer 2016.

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Alumni in the Media

Alumni: Brian Steinwurtzel ’04, Kevin Waters ’01, Andrea Olshan ’04, Sheheryar Hafeez ’11, Jonathan Falik ’99, Adam Roman ’06 & Jeremy Shell ’04, Robert Klein ’04, Hugh R. Frater ’85, Robert Reffkin ’03, Ted Fentin ’03, Geoffrey G. Jervis ’00, Ronald Dickerman ’87, and Louis D'Avanzo ’91.

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Inside View

Columbia Business School hosts second annual Real Estate Technology Panel.

Real Estate students visit Floored and experience virtual viewing.

Real Estate students tour two Ironstate Development Jersey City Towers.

Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) awards scholarships to two Columbia MBA Students: Daniel Liu ’17 and Alec Maghami ’17.

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