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2014 Real Estate Symposium Panel Report: Where are we in the Real Estate Cycle?

Real Estate News | January 14, 2015

The panel discussion, “Where are we in the Real Estate Cycle,” moderated by Michael Giliberto of Columbia Business School, and including A.J. Agarwal of Blackstone, Adam Schwartz of Angelo, Gordon, and Joshua Scoville of Hines, focused on where to find investment opportunities in the current market environment.

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2014 Real Estate Symposium Panel Report: Real Estate Capital Markets

Real Estate News | January 14, 2015

The Real Estate Capital Markets panel discussed current capital market and investor trends in light of recent economic developments. The panelists provided valuable insights from their diverse perspectives, from public to private capital markets and across product types.

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2014 Real Estate Symposium Panel Report: New York: At the Very Center of Business

Real Estate News | January 14, 2015

Steven Spinola, of the Real Estate Board of New York, led the panel “New York: At the Very Center of Business” by framing the discussion around key market drivers: population, job growth and transportation.

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Prof. Mayer Moderates Panel at Barclays Conference

Real Estate News | December 16, 2014

On December 10, 2014, Christopher Mayer, Co-Director of the Richard Paul Richman Center of Business, Law, and Public Policy & Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School moderated a panel titled “The Implication of Secular Change” at the Barclays Select Series 2014 – Real Estate: The Year Ahead. The illustrious panel of industry veterans included Mr. George Marcus, Chairman, Essex Property Trust | Marcus and Millichap Company, Mr. Sandeep Mathrani, CEO, General Growth Properties (GGP), Mr. Hamid R. Moghadam, Chairman & CEO, Prologis, Inc., Mr. David R. Neithercut ’82, President & CEO, Equity Residential, and Mr. William Strange, SmartCentres Professor of Real Estate, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. A special thanks to Columbia Business School alumnus, Mr. Ross Smotrich ’83, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Equity Research, Americas, Barclays, for organizing the panel.

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Chicago Mall Redevelopment Wins Real Estate Project Class Competition

Real Estate News | December 15, 2014

MBA students Chris Doman ’15, Dennis Giuliano ’15, Sarah Pous ’15, and Kris Ronning ‘15 won first place, the Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize, at the Real Estate Project Class Final Presentations Competition and Awards Dinner at Columbia Business School on December 10, 2014. Their team was one of four to present at the competition, which is the culmination of the second-year course taught by Adjunct Associate Professor Andrew C. Jacobs ’96. Each team was tasked with developing and presenting its own investment strategy for actual properties owned by the real estate firms sponsoring the event. Prior to the contest, four other teams had been eliminated.

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Columbia Business School Places 1st at the 2014 National Real Estate Challenge

Real Estate News | December 01, 2014

Columbia Business School’s case competition team topped 18 other business schools to finish first place in the prestigious National Real Estate Challenge, hosted by UT Austin on November 19 - 20, 2014. The team, consisting of Azeem Ahamed ’15, Nikhil Chaudhri ’16, Christopher Doman ’15, Aaron Kazam ’15, Lauren McDermott ’15, and Daniel Wagman ’15, impressed the judges by presenting a plan to redevelop Boston’s Landmark Center into a premier retail destination for local residents.

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REA Treks the San Francisco Real Estate Market (and Food Trucks)

Real Estate News | November 20, 2014

From November 3-4, 2014, 20 students of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Association traveled to San Francisco to explore the market landscape and learn how San Francisco-based companies are taking advantage of local, national, and international opportunities. The group had informational meetings and site visits with real estate developers and investment and private equity companies.

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Brookfield’s Ric Clark Addresses Real Estate Students at Brookfield Place

Real Estate News | November 13, 2014

On Friday, October 31, 2014, members of the Real Estate Association and Paul Milstein Center staff met with Brookfield Property Group CEO, Ric Clark, and other members of the Brookfield team for a discussion regarding the Manhattan real estate market and Brookfield’s newest acquisitions and developments.

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Workshop on Negotiating Real Estate Joint Ventures Held at Columbia Business School

Real Estate News | November 12, 2014

The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosted a full day, interactive workshop on negotiating real estate joint-venture agreements at Columbia Business School on Friday, October 24. Hosted in conjunction with the MIT Center for Real Estate and Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), the event attracted over 60 participants from Columbia, MIT, and Harvard with professional backgrounds ranging from business, consulting, private equity, real estate development, urban planning, law, and public policy. Mentoring the students were some of New York’s top business and law professionals, who helped students understand the key provisions of joint-venture contracts, including overall project risk, risk allocation, governance, and fee and incentive structures. The teams then negotiated those provisions before a panel of prominent industry experts, receiving additional feedback at the conclusion of the negotiation.

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REA Visits Global HQ of Cushman & Wakefield

Real Estate News | November 11, 2014

On Friday, November 7, 2014, the Real Estate Association (REA) students met with a team of real estate experts at the global headquarters of Cushman & Wakefield in midtown Manhattan to discuss the current state of the leasing and capital markets in New York.

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