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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Winter 2017

5th Annual Workshop on Negotiating Joint Ventures
Columbia Business School Hosts 5th Annual Workshop on Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures  

On Friday, November 18th, graduate students from the Real Estate programs at Columbia, MIT, and NYU gathered in Uris Hall for the 5th annual Coming to Terms: Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures workshop. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, the MIT Center for Real Estate, the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Grosvenor, provided students from each of the different programs the opportunity to spend a full day discussing key issues associated with a real estate joint-venture (JV) agreement, while conferring with seasoned professionals from both the legal and business sides of the real estate industry. Read more.

Alumni Voices: An Interview with Andrea Olshan ’04

In a recent interview with Morgan Mann ’17, Andrea Olshan ’04, Chief Executive Officer of Olshan Properties, discussed market trends and areas of disruption, what it was like joining the family business, and offered advice to current Columbia Business School students aspiring to have careers in real estate. Read more.

  Andrea Olshan '04
Lessons to Share: Real Estate Students Travel to Los Angeles

Searching for palm trees, sandy beaches, and celebrity mansions, fifteen Real Estate students traveled to Los Angeles in early November for a two-day trek. The REA was given a privileged, A-lister’s peek into LA’s diverse and dynamic real estate market, currently in the midst of extraordinary change. Read more.

2017 Real Estate Capital Markets Conference Summary

When Goodwin and Columbia Business School teamed up to host the first Real Estate Capital Markets Conference 10 years ago, few realized how challenging market conditions were about to become. The global financial crisis that plunged the U.S. economy into recession in late 2008 put acute downward pressure on real estate asset prices and chilled investment across the industry. The recovery since then has been modest, to say the least, but as we met in New York on January 27th for the conference’s 10th anniversary, the outlook for real estate capital markets was positive.
Read the full report.

  Jonathan Grey and Professor Christopher Mayer at the 2017 RECM Conference

Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate at Blackstone, sat down with Professor Christopher Mayer, for a keynote fireside chat.

Nicole Atoyan '17

Real Conversations: 10 Questions with Nicole Atoyan ’17

In a quick, candid interview with the Paul Milstein Center, Nicole Atoyan ’17 discusses her entrepreneurial spirit, her leadership role as a J-term student in the Real Estate Association (REA), and her favorite restaurant in New York. Meet Nicole!


Paul Pariser '78

2017 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception—SAVE THE DATE!
The 2017 Columbia Business School Real Estate Alumni Reception will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Columbia/Princeton Club of New York. In addition to catching up with classmates and networking with fellow alumni, join us in honoring Paul Pariser ’78, Founder and Co-CEO of Taconic Investment Partners, as a Distinguished Real Estate Partner. Read more.

Hiring MBA Students

If your firm is hiring, please contact Tricia Philip-Rao to share a posting and to request the MBA Real Estate Student resume book. If you’d like to discuss recruiting for summer associates or full-time candidates at Columbia Business School, we look forward to hearing from you.

Faculty in the Media

Professor Christopher Mayer discusses how Fannie and Freddie can be privatized effectively with Knowledge@Wharton.

For more faculty news, read more.

Alumni in the Media

Lorenzo Bakewell-Stone ’16 in The Real Deal.

Gordon Whiting ’97 in PE Hub Network.

Cia Buckley Marakovits ’93 in Crain's Detroit Business.

David Simon ’85 in Indianapolis Business Journal and The Real Deal South Florida.

Ronald Dickerman ’87 in Commercial Observer.

Elliot Vermes ’02 in Real Estate Weekly.

Sam Stein ’13 in Real Estate Weekly.

For other alumni news, read more

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Inside View

Real Estate students take third place in the 2016 Annual National Real Estate Challenge hosted by the University of Texas at Austin-McCombs School of Business and sponsored by Invesco.

The Real Estate Association tours Flushing Commons with AECOM and F&T Group.

The Real Estate Association tours 50 West Street with Time Equities and the Albanese Group.

Anthony Feenick ’17 is awarded an inaugural CoreNet NYC Scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

For other news, read more.

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