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May 15, 2013

Real Estate Association Elects 2013-14 VPs

The Columbia Business School Real Estate Association (REA) is pleased to announce the co-presidents and vice presidents elected for the 2013-14 academic year.

Topics: Real Estate

By Sam Chapin ’14

The Columbia Business School Real Estate Association (REA) is pleased to announce the co-presidents and vice presidents elected for the 2013-14 academic year. The officers, all in the class of 2014, were elected by the REA membership. Assistant vice presidents will be elected from the incoming class in the fall.

Alumni interested in working with the REA or who would like to be included in any REA-led alumni activities should contact the REA co-presidents or the VPs of alumni relations using the e-mail links below.


Glen Bartley graduated cum laude with a BE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University. Before business school, Glen worked in real estate investing for four years at Archon Group, gaining a wide array of experience in financing, restructuring, and acquisitions. This summer, Glen will be joining the Real Estate Investment Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Charles Myerson graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in real estate. Upon graduating, he worked for Silverpeak Real Estate Partners in Atlanta and London, focusing on asset and portfolio management for a series of opportunistic funds. He also worked for Starwood Capital Group as a summer associate prior to business school. This summer, Charles will be working for Tishman Speyer as a summer associate in its Leadership Development Program.

Co-VPs of Careers

Trent Acuff graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in managerial studies. Upon graduating, Trent worked in the Corporate Recovery & Restructuring Group at Kinetic Partners. This summer, Trent will be a summer associate in the Development Group of Brookfield Office Properties.

Martín Kielmanowicz graduated with honors from Tufts University with a double major in international relations and economics. Upon graduating, Martín worked at Morgan Stanley in New York. In 2009, Martín relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to join Cushman and Wakefield, where he represented multinational companies with their occupational needs. In 2011, Martín transitioned to C&W’s Latin American headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, joining the Corporate Occupier and Investor Services team. There, Martín oversaw regional real estate occupancy strategies for various firm clients. This summer, Martín will be interning at Ackman-Ziff in New York City.

Co-Vice Presidents of Alumni & Mentorship

Geoff Bailey, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and an minor in chemistry. Upon graduation, he joined an environmental company for two years before starting his own company, KG Construction, focusing on civil construction for commercial clients. Geoff ran this company from 2005 to 2012 before enrolling in the MBA program at Columbia. After completing his MBA, Geoff would like to work on the debt side of the real estate industry either in issuance or in investing to learn more about this aspect of real estate and to continue his growth as a real estate professional.

Daniel Joels graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. Prior to business school he worked in originations and asset management at the New York City-based real estate investment fund RCG Longview. This summer, Daniel will be interning as an associate with the investment team at Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management.

VP of Site Tours

Craig Hormann graduated from Columbia University with Bachelor of Science, majoring in civil engineering. Upon graduation, Craig worked as a project manager for Ogden CAP Properties, an owner and manager of high-rise residential, mixed-use, and hospitality assets in New York and Washington, D.C. This summer, he will be interning with the Howard Hughes Corporation in New York focusing on the redevelopment of the South Street Seaport.

Other Vice Presidents

Education Steve Kofkoff
Case Competitions Palmer McArthur
Communications and
Sam Chapin
Trips Maria Noy
Scott Meyer
International Rahul Chandiok
Events Andrea Sulyanto
Brandi Lundberg
Finance Adam Wenneker
J-Term Jacob Feingold
Leslie Goedken
Resources Peter Moon
EMBA Yves-Georges Joseph