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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 recipient.
Prior to beginning his MBA program, Chan worked for Swire Properties in Hong Kong. He also founded and led the nonprofit Hong Kong Public Space Initiative and was active in community integration services and youth development activities. As an undergraduate, he studied urban and regional studies at Cornell University. Chan was selected from a pool of undergraduate and graduate real estate students from Columbia, NYU, and Baruch who demonstrate personal and professional success and charitable or community service involvement.
The Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York is the city’s second-largest real estate organization, and this scholarship, initiated last year, is one of the most valued awards. It honors David Winoker, an important member of the organization and highly respected figure within the industry. The YMWREA’s mission is to bring together young professionals from the real estate industry to investigate, debate, promote, and publicize policies for the benefit the industry, the Association, and its members; to cooperate with all other organizations with common purpose and goals; to unite in common action to further these goals; to promote greater understanding and knowledge among its members; and to strive to secure the highest standing of ethical and moral professional conduct by its members and the entire industry.