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Columbia University Business School Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Spring 2017

2017 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
Leadership in Action: Paul Pariser ’78 Honored at Annual Alumni Reception  

A crowd of more than 200 Columbia Business School alumni spanning 51 graduation years gathered on May 4th for the 2017 Real Estate Alumni Reception. The annual event honors a Distinguished Real Estate Partner, and Paul Pariser ’78, Founder and Co-CEO of Taconic Investment Partners was awarded for his long-standing support, generosity, and dedication to the MBA Real Estate Program and its students. This vibrant reception, which draws alumni from near and far, is presented annually by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle, and is sponsored by Goodwin.
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Lessons to Share: Students Take Study Tour to South Africa

A group of 36 students from Columbia Business School attended a study tour to South Africa in March 2017. The trip was sponsored by the Chazen Institute for Global Business and the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate. Students toured Johannesburg and Cape Town, visiting established private and public real estate firms, banking institutions, local entrepreneurs, and non-profits investigating the state of the real estate market in South Africa.
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  Real Estate Students in South Africa
Eighth Annual Real Estate Association Career Forum Brings Students and Companies Together
2017 Career Forum  

On March 3rd, Columbia Business School’s Real Estate Association, in partnership with the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, hosted the 8th Annual Real Estate Career Forum at the Princeton Club of New York. The Career Forum was attended by over 25 prestigious companies from varying parts of the real estate industry, who came to meet and exchange information with current Business School students.
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Real Estate Students Earn First Place at UNC Real Estate Development Challenge

Columbia Business School’s case competition team topped 14 other business schools to finish in first place at the 2017 Real Estate Development Challenge hosted by UNC on February 17th. The team, Strokos Capital, consisting of Durrell Mack ’17, Will Noyes ’17, John Pollock ’17 and Emily Steinberg ’18, impressed the judges by presenting a plan to redevelop a 145-acre retired U.S. army base outside of downtown Atlanta. Read more.

  Real Estate Students at the UNC Real Estate Development Challenge

Rachel Diller '99

Real Talk: An Interview with Adjunct Professor Rachel Diller ’99

Partner and Head of Bridges UrbanView and adjunct professor in the MBA Real Estate Program, Rachel Diller ’99 sat down with Conor O’Neill ’17, to discuss her professional experience, creating impact through the built environment, and her advice for aspiring real estate professionals. Read more.


Daniel Liu '17

Real Conversations: 10 Questions with Daniel Liu ’17
In a quick, candid interview with the Paul Milstein Center, Daniel Liu ’17 discussed building a network, holding learning events for real estate students, and the perks of living in New York.
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Faculty in the Media

Professor Tomasz Piskorski's research on Asset Quality Misrepresentation by Financial Intermediaries, was cited in ProPublica, and he discussed banking the unbanked with The Times of India.

Professor Emerita Lynne B. Sagalyn gave an in-depth discussion of her latest book, Power at Ground Zero with MIT Alumni Books Podcast.

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Alumni in the Media

David Neithercut ’82 in

David Simon ’85 in Indianapolis Business Journal.

Roland Merchant ’01 in BusinessWire.

David Von Spreckelsen ’89 in The Real Deal.

Commercial Observer features the following alumni in their "Finance 50" for 2017: Ed Adler ’88, Kara McShane ’00, David Bouton ’96, Jeff Fastov ’92, Michael Lehrman ’90 & Anthony Orso ’90, and Gideon Gil ’00.

Jim Sullivan ’89 in

John O'Connor ’09 in Orlando Business Journal.

Scott Metzner ’84 in Commercial Observer.

Robert Shapiro ’76 in New York Real Estate Journal.

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Inside View

The Real Estate Association tours WeWork headquarters.

The Real Estate Association elects 2017-2018 VPs.

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