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2013 Real Estate Symposium Report: Opening Remarks and Keynote

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn and Michael Berman ’86 opened the sixth annual Columbia Business School Real Estate Symposium. Berman introduced Sam Zell as a pioneer in the REIT industry. The opening remarks were followed by a lively fireside chat between Zell and Sagalyn.

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2013 Real Estate Symposium New York Panel Report: Is the Sky the Limit?

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

The panel “Is the Sky the Limit? NYC Real Estate Pricing Keeps Climbing” discussed recent trends in the local real estate market and whether continued appreciation is likely.

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2013 Real Estate Symposium Debt Panel Report: Uncharted Waters

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

At the panel “Uncharted Waters— Navigating Today’s Debt Markets,” experts from several major firms discussed debt investment products and opportunities.

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2013 Real Estate Symposium Equity Panel Report: What Are Real Estate Investors Looking For?

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

The panel “What Are Real Estate Investors Looking For?” framed investor needs against discussions of market and economic trends.

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2013 Real Estate Symposium Main Panel Report: CEO’s Corner

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

At the panel “CEO’s Corner: Long-Term Perspectives,” industry leaders discussed the branding implications of the term “REIT,” their challenges in the industry, and the emergence of e-commerce as a competitor.

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2013 Real Estate Symposium Overview and Slideshow

Real Estate News | December 13, 2013

The sixth annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 9, 2013, at the Columbia University Club of New York, with 200 alumni representing classes from 1959 to 2013 in attendance. Sam Zell, chairman, Equity Group Investments, delivered the keynote address.

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Second City Deal Takes First Prize at Real Estate Project Class Competition

Real Estate News | December 11, 2013

MBA students Sophie Ulrike Dorrer ’14, Jacob Feingold ’14, and Matthew Nunn ’14 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. They were one of four teams to present project recommendations in this culminating event of the second-year class taught by Adjunct Associate Professor Andrew C. Jacobs ’96.

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Faculty Interview Series: Michael Giliberto

Real Estate News | December 02, 2013

Michael Giliberto oversaw U.S. portfolio management and global investment strategy and research within the Global Real Assets Group at JPMorgan Asset Management and now consults, produces the Giliberto-Levy Commercial Mortgage Performance Index, and is a director of Empire State Realty Trust and of the Hunt Companies. He also teaches Real Estate Portfolio Management. In a recent interview with Jovaun Boyd ’14, he discussed the evolution of institutional investing in real estate, lessons on investing, and his teaching.

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School Hosts Real Estate Negotiating Event

Real Estate News | November 19, 2013

Organized in conjunction with the MIT Center for Real Estate, the event gave more than 60 graduate students from Columbia, MIT, and Harvard a chance to learn about joint ventures.

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REA Members Trek to Chicago

Real Estate News | November 15, 2013

One of America’s leading markets was the destination for the Columbia Business School Real Estate Association’s fall domestic “trek” on November 3-5.

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