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MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board

The MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board plays an active, participatory role in helping shape and guide real estate education at the business school. In its advisory capacity, the board serves as a valuable resource for the faculty director in constantly keeping the real estate curriculum current, expanding employment opportunities for real estate MBA students, offering constructive advice on development outreach, and ensuring that the school benefits to full advantage from the knowledge and experience that its alumni have to offer. The existence of the board also provides an opportunity to bring alumni and New York real estate professionals closer to the program and its activities. Board members serve as tireless champions of the program among alumni and with their peer groups.

The makeup of the Real Estate Program’s Advisory Board is meant to represent a cross-section of the Columbia Business School real estate alumni base as well as the real estate industry as represented by the school’s advantageous location in New York City. Board members are leaders and entrepreneurs in their respective areas of real estate activity. While the heaviest concentration is in finance and investment, which mirrors the focus of our program and position in New York, the roster has depth in development and representation in social enterprise real estate. Current advisory board members are listed below.

Rohit Aggarwala ’00
C40 Cities Climate Leadership
Group

Joseph F. Azrack ’72
Azrack & Company

Jeffrey A. Barclay ’83
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Michael Berman ’86
GGP

Robert Berne ’62
Formerly with Milstein Properties

Nicholas Bienstock ’96
Savanna

Daniele D. Bodini ’72
American Continental Properties Group

Cia Buckley Marakovits ’93
Dune Real Estate Partners

Olivier de Poulpiquet ’94
Morgan Stanley

Martin L. Edelman, Esq. Law ’66   
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Hugh Frater ’85
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Gideon Gil ’00
Cushman & Wakefield

Jonathan D. Gray
Blackstone

Spencer Haber
H/2 Capital Partners

Gentry Ashmore Hoit ’90
Atlantic Assets Group

Erik Horvat ’04
Fosun Property Holdings

Glenn Hubbard
Columbia Business School

Geoffrey Jervis ’99
STAG Industrial

John R. Klopp
Morgan Stanley

M. Leanne Lachman
Lachman Associates

Nancy Lashine ’81
Park Madison Partners

Michael Lehrman ’90
CCRE

Matthew J. Lustig
Lazard Frères & Co.

Christopher J. Mayer
Columbia Business School

Howard P. Milstein
New York Private Bank & Trust

Daniel M. Neidich
Dune Real Estate Partners

David Neithercut ’82
Equity Residential

Paul Pariser ’78
Taconic Investment Partners

Lynne B. Sagalyn
Columbia Business School

Benjamin Schore ’59
Columbia Business School

David Sherman ’82
Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management

David E. Simon ’85
Simon Property Group

J. Allen Smith
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Joseph C. Smith ’99
1754 Properties

Robert Stern ’88
Castle Hill Investors

John A. Vickers ’85
Tishman Hotel & Realty

Steven R. Wechsler ’72
Tishman Speyer