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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.
Wednesday, May 6
2015 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
The network of Columbia Business School real estate graduates is exceptionally strong and growing. Each year, hundreds of alumni reconnect with former classmates and meet new friends and business colleagues at the Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception, the largest real estate alumni activity at the School. This annual reception is presented by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Real Estate Circle and sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP.
December 2015 (date to be announced)
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.
December 2015 (date to be announced)
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.
January 2015 (date to be announced)
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.
Wednesday, May 62015 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception
December 2015 (date to be announced)Real Estate Project Class Final Presentations Competition and Awards Dinner / The Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize
December 2015 (date to be announced)Real Estate Symposium
January 2016 (date to be announced)Real Estate Capital Markets Conference
Distinguished Alumni Voices
Bob Berne ’62
Formerly with Milstein Properties
Bob Berne ’62 discusses trends in real estate and gives advice for students aspiring to have careers in real estate.
Hugh Frater ’85
Chief Executive Officer, Berkadia,
Hugh Frater ’85 discusses business strategy and opportunities, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and career development.
Nancy Lashine ’81
Managing Partner and Founder, Park Madison Partners
Nancy Lashine ’81 shares insights from more than 25 years of real estate experience providing placement and strategic consulting services.