RE Industry in the Classroom

Companies value the human capital available through the MBA Real Estate Program. Through case studies, guest lectures, and Q&A, students trade insight with corporate participants, many of them important players in the field, including the following from the 2016-2017 school year.

Advanced Seminar in Real Estate | Global Real Estate Investment | NYC Immersion Seminar: Real Estate Development | Real Estate Capital Markets | Real Estate Entrepreneurship | Real Estate Finance | Real Estate M&A Deal Workshop | Real Estate Portfolio Management | Real Estate Transactions | Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development | Real Estate Fundamentals

Advanced Seminar in Real Estate
Instructors: Russell Platt, Michelle Felman
Dean Adler, Lubert-Adler
Maury Apple, H/2 Capital Partners
David Belt, DBI
Jason Blank, Brockton Capital
Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties
Jay Cross, Related Hudson Yards
Daniel Johnson, S2K Financial
Steve Kantor, S2K Financial
Amy Kelly, S2K Financial
Ron Kravit, Cerberus
Michael LaBelle, Boston Properties
David Lazarus, Eastdil Secured
David Marks, Brockton Capital,
Dan Miller, Steward
Andrea Olshan ’04, Olshan Properties
Doug Peta, BCA Research

Global Real Estate Investment
Instructor: Camille J. Douglas
Tom Bacon, The Lionstone Group
Dan Dubrowski, The Lionstone Group
Adam Gallistel ’04, GIC Real Estate
Benjamin Griswold, Blue Water Worldwide
Ankur Gupta ’12, Brookfield Asset Management
Brendan Jarvis, Barclays Bank
Sonny Kalsi, Greek Oak Real Estate
Scott Kelley, Aetos Capital Asia
Camilo Varela, Equity International
Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments

NYC Immersion Seminar: Real Estate Development
Instructor: Lynne Sagalyn
Paul Pariser ’78, Taconic Partners
Jeremy Shell ’04, TF Cornerstone
Philippe Visser ’04, Related Companies
Demetrios Yatrakis ’04, Lonicera Partners

Real Estate Capital Markets
Instructor: Bradford Wildauer ’88
John Beaman, Mack Real Estate Credit Strategies
Edward DiConza, Royal Bank of Canada
Todd Eagle, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Walter Schmidt, Rockwood Capital

Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Christopher Mayer
Zach Aarons ’13, MetaProp NYC
Jason Griffith ’06, SiteCompli
Eric Hadar ’89, Allied Partners Inc.
Adan Kaufman, ArborCrowd Funding
Ivan Kaufman, ArborCrowd Funding
Wendy Xiao ’16, NorthZone and CoHatchery
Kara Yi, ArborCrowd Funding

Real Estate Finance
Instructors: Brian Lancaster (fall), Tomasz Piskorski (spring), Christopher Mayer (summer)
Tim Berry, Pennybacker Capital
Ken Caplan, Blackstone

Real Estate M & A Deal Workshop
Instructors: John Haggerty, Gil Menna
Steve Hentschel, Hentschel & Company, LLC
Thomas Jung, Citigroup
Jonathan Litt, Land & Buildings
Avinash Mehrotra, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
David Neithercut, Equity Residential
Rishabh Rah, J.P. Morgan
Corey Schneider, J.P. Morgan
Gregory S. Wright, Merrill Lynch

Real Estate Portfolio Management
Instructor: Michael Giliberto
Nancy Brown, J.P. Morgan
Brian Carr, HighBrook Investors
Manny Casagna, New York State Common Retirement System
Ivo de Wit, CBRE Global Investors
James Glen, Prudential Real Estate Investors
John Kessler, Empire State Realty Trust

Real Estate Transactions
Instructors: Jennifer Morgan, Richard Wolfe
Rick Jones, Dechert, LLC
Janice Mac Avoy, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Jonathan Mechanic, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Stephen Plavin, Blackstone
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School
David Sherman ’82, Metropolitan Real Estate
Ross Silver, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Robert Sorin, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Mark Thigpen, King & Spalding
Glen Weiss, Vornado Realty Trust

Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development
Instructor: Rachel Diller ’99
Richard Baron, McCormack Baron Salazar
Samuel Chapin ’14, L&M Development Partners
Lisa Gomez, L&M Development Partners
Ron Moelis, L&M Equity Partners
James Patchett, City Hall – New York City
Matt Schwartz, Domain Capital
McLean Wilson, Kemmons Wilson

Real Estate Fundamentals
Instructor: John Livingston
Fred Cooper, Toll Brothers
Michael Meyer, F&T Group
Michael Fuerstman, Montage Hotels
Bill Smith, AECOM