Columbia Business School is proud to announce the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate. Endowed with a generous grant of $5 million from the Milstein family, the center will further the School’s reputation as an innovator and educational leader in real estate finance and investment management. The Milstein Center will be led by Lynne Sagalyn, an expert in real estate equity securities and public development finance. Students in the Real Estate program will benefit from a rigorous course of study that blends theory with practice and capitalizes on the School’s location in New York City, the capital of the real estate industry. This spring, in addition to hosting the Second Annual Seevak Business Plan Competition for Real Estate Entrepreneurship, the Milstein Center will hold its first annual Real Estate Conference, which will discuss New York commercial real estate after September 11.