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2014 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception

Real Estate News | May 09, 2014

This annual gathering of Columbia Business School real estate alumni took place on May 8 at the Columbia Club of New York. The 2014 Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception honored Distinguished Real Estate Partner Hugh R. Frater ’85 of Berkadia.

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Distinguished Alumni Interview Series: Bob Berne ’62

Real Estate News | May 08, 2014

Bob Berne ’62 has been involved in management, construction and contracting in both the private and public sectors during his career. An active Columbia alumnus, Mr. Berne received a BA from Columbia College and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he serves on Columbia’s MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board and is a member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Forum. In a recent interview with Ashley McDonald ’15, he discusses trends in real estate and gives advice for Columbia Business School students aspiring to have careers in real estate.

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Real Estate Association Elects 2014-15 VPs

Real Estate News | May 05, 2014

The Columbia Business School Real Estate Association (REA) is pleased to announce the co-presidents and vice presidents elected for the 2014–15 academic year.

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Two Students Awarded WX Scholarships

Real Estate News | April 21, 2014

Leslie Goedken ’14 and Ashley McDonald ’15 have been awarded scholarships by the organization WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate.

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China Study Tour: From Luxury Retail to Street Food

Real Estate News | March 31, 2014

A group of 32 Columbia Business School real estate students and faculty members headed to Hong Kong and Beijing over spring break, March 16-23, for a deeper look at the Chinese property market. On the agenda: dim sum, a Peking duck dinner, the Great Wall, and visits with more than a dozen local and international developers and investors.

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Aaron Kazam ’15 Named ICSC Foundation Grossman Graduate Scholar

Real Estate News | March 24, 2014

Aaron Kazam ’15 has been named an International Council of Shopping Centers Foundation Grossman Graduate Scholar. The award includes a scholarship as well as a grant to attend ICSC RECon, the global convention for the shopping center industry.

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School Again Finishes in the Money at UNC Case Competition

Real Estate News | February 26, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Columbia Business School placed in the top three at the invitation-only UNC Real Estate Development Challenge. Ashley McDonald ’15, Matthew Nunn ’14, Atif Z. Qadir ’14, and Daniel Wagman ’15 of team “Sustained Growth Properties” finished third at the competition on February 20-21 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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REA Treks to the Very Center of Miami Beach

Real Estate News | February 10, 2014

On February 6-8, thirteen MBA real estate students traveled to South Beach to gain a sense of the shifting market landscape and how Miami-based companies are taking advantage of local, national, and international opportunities.

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Two Students Win Academic Paper Contest

Real Estate News | January 14, 2014

As part of its first-ever student academic paper competition, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) recognized two Columbia students for their writing.

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Karl Chan ’15 Wins YMWREA Scholarship

Real Estate News | January 14, 2014

For the second year in a row, a Columbia Business School student was awarded the YMWREA David Winoker Scholarship. Karl Chan ’15, an officer within the school’s Real Estate Association, was named the 2013-14 scholarship recipient, which recognizes personal and professional success and charitable or community service involvement.

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