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Beyond the classroom, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate produces a full calendar of activities that compliments the formal curriculum. Senior-level practitioners — including many alumni — come to campus as event participants, speakers, panelists, and mentors, providing the Columbia Business School community with exceptional opportunities to gain in-depth insight into the real estate industry.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 24

Coming to Terms: Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures
The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosts a daylong seminar on negotiating real estate joint venture agreements. Organized in conjunction with the MIT Center for Real Estate, this educational event provides the opportunity for graduate real estate students from Columbia, MIT, and Harvard to understand the most important provisions in joint ventures from some of the top legal and business minds in the field — and then allows them to attempt to negotiate those provisions themselves. For more information, read about last year's event.

Wednesday, December 10

Real Estate Project Class Final Presentations Competition and Awards Dinner / The Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize
The Real Estate Business Plan Competition is a much-anticipated annual showcase of business knowledge and entrepreneurship. The competition is structured as part of our Real Estate Project Class. In this course, students work on group projects with industry sponsors. The professor selects the top business plans and these finalist teams present to a panel of judges. Members of the Real Estate Circle Academy, as well as other alumni who have been directly involved with the Milstein Center, are invited to attend the presentation event, which is followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Since 2009, sponsorship of the Real Estate Business Competition has been graciously supported by The Alexander Bodini Foundation, which will award four Alexander Bodini Foundation Prizes.

Monday, December 15

Real Estate Symposium
Hosted by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle of Columbia Business School, the Real Estate Symposium is an annual educational forum that brings together accomplished Columbia Business School alumni and top industry leaders for a broad-based discussion of topical issues, high-profile transactions, trends, and challenges facing the real estate industry.

Friday, January 30

Real Estate Capital Markets Conference
Columbia Business School and Goodwin Procter are pleased to once again co-host this invitation-only Annual Real Estate Capital Markets Conference. Over the last several years, this half-day program has become a ‘go-to’ event among industry leaders in the real estate capital markets space and draws a sophisticated audience of Real Estate Fund Managers, REIT Executives, Real Estate Investors, and Investment Bankers.