MBA student Annie Koo ’14 has been awarded the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York 2012 Scholarship. A member of the school’s Real Estate Association, Koo studied public housing and cohousing and worked at the City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development prior to beginning her MBA program. A native of Texas, she selected from a pool of undergraduate and graduate real estate students from Columbia, NYU, and Baruch who demonstrate charitable or community service involvement.
MBA Real Estate Program students Matthew Giammanco ’13, Jeffrey Organisciak ’13, and Andrew Stone ’13 won the top Alexander Bodini Foundation Prize at the Real Estate Project Class Final Presentations Competition and Awards Dinner at Columbia Business School on December 12. Theirs was one of four professional-quality presentations by student teams at the competition, which is the culmination of the second-year class taught by Adjunct Associate Professor Andrew C. Jacobs ’96.
Dean Hubbard opened the fifth annual Columbia Business School Real Estate Symposium by reminding the audience of the important place real estate maintains in the broader economy. Opening the keynote address, David Simon noted his surprise at the rapid recovery from the crisis, particularly for retail real estate assets.
2012 Real Estate Symposium Main Panel Report: Assessing Risk and Return in a Global Real Estate Market
The closing panel for all Symposium attendees centered on how some of the largest and most active institutional real estate investors think about allocating capital. Serving as moderator, Professor Sagalyn continually asked about approaches to real estate investing and what criteria shaped decision-making. Speaking to these issues were three panelists whose companies collectively manage tens of billions of dollars in real estate.
2012 Real Estate Symposium New York Panel Report: Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age
The panel “Real Estate Development in New York City in the Digital Age” addressed the current state of the development market and how an infusion of tech firms into the local marketplace has altered the equation for real estate executives.
2012 Real Estate Symposium Equity Capital Markets Panel Report: Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses
“Consolidating and Recapitalizing Real Estate Businesses” brought together highly accomplished professionals from across the real estate industry in a good-humored and wide-ranging discussion on the sector at large.
“Special Servicing—360 Degrees” panelists discussed the evolution, current state, and future challenges of the special servicing industry.
The fifth annual Real Estate Symposium took place on December 4, 2012, at Columbia University’s Faculty House, with more than 180 alumni representing classes from 1961 to 2012. David E. Simon ’85, Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, delivered the keynote address.
Team “Clairvoyance Capital,” consisting of three first-year and three second-year students, finished first in the prestigious National Real Estate Challenge held on November 28-29.