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2013 Real Estate Symposium Overview and Slide Show

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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Conference Report: State Intervention and Private Enterprise

Real Estate News | October 03, 2013

The conference “State Intervention and Private Enterprise: Japan, the U.S., and China” addressed state intervention in private enterprise, comparing recent and historical trends in the United States, China, and Japan. Speakers and discussants including Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate Christopher J. Mayer addressed a broad range of topics relevant to the subject of intervention, including real estate finance.

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Why Did the Home Affordable Modification Program Underperform?

Real Estate News | July 31, 2013

New research suggests that the effectiveness of the Home Affordable Mortgage Program was severely limited by loan servicers’ low capacity to negotiate modifications.

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Faculty Interview Series: Alicia Glen

Real Estate News | July 09, 2013

Alicia Glen, managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co., heads the firm’s Urban Investment Group (UIG), which provides capital to underserved domestic urban markets. Also an adjunct professor in the Finance and Economics Department, she teaches Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development, offered for the first time in fall 2012. In a recent interview with Annie Koo ’14, Glen discussed how to connect the dots between the public and private sectors as well as her career path and teaching.

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Sagalyn Advises Australian Real Estate Program

Real Estate News | June 11, 2013

Professor Lynne B. Sagalyn traveled to Sydney in May to advise the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales on establishing a real estate program. During her visit as the Andrew Roberts Visiting Professor, Sagalyn conducted a research seminar, met with academics and industry professionals, and participated in an industry panel discussion on commercial real estate market trends.

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Piskorski Receives 2013 AQR Insight Distinguished Paper Award

Real Estate News | May 20, 2013

Tomasz Piskorski, Edward S. Gordon Associate Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School, has been named a co-recipient of the 2013 AQR Insight Award for his research on how to identify and quantify misreported loans in the $2 trillion market for private mortgage-backed securities.

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