Circle Programming

The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate is pleased to share with you the Spring Real Estate Circle Event Calendar. If you would like to attend one of the following member-only events as a guest, please contact Mary The Trieu


Sights and Sounds Tour: Essex Crossing, hosted by L+M Development

Real Estate Circle members and guests at the Sights and Sounds Tour: Essex Crossing

An unprecedented development in the heart of the Lower East Side. Spread over 1.9 million square feet, Essex Crossing comprises nine sites with over 1,000 new residences, 450,000 square feet of retail, 400,000 square feet of office space, community attractions, and green spaces. These nine sites represent one of the most significant urban renewal developments in the history of New York City. This tour, organized exclusively for the Columbia Real Estate Circle, is a unique opportunity for an inside look at the exciting development of the Essex Crossing megaproject.


Distinguished Speaker Breakfast: Discussion on Global Investing

Steven Hason and Hilary Spann

With Hilary Spann, Managing Director, Head of Americas, Real Estate Investments at CPP Investment Board and Steven Hason, Managing Director, Co-Head Americas Real Estate APG Asset Management US Inc.


Distinguished Speaker Lunch

Richard LeFrak

A discussion with Richard LeFrak, Chairman and CEO and Harrison LeFrak ’98, Vice Chairman of LeFrak, a preeminent, family-owned property company committed to community development and long term ownership.

Beyond property, LeFrak investments are geographically diverse and span many business sectors with significant investments in securities, private businesses and energy. LeFrak regularly enhances its real estate and non-real estate asset base with opportunistic investments across the United States and around the globe.


Professor Bruce Greenwald and Professor Chris Mayer at the Spring 2018 Real Estate Circle Academy Breakfast

Real Estate Circle Academy Breakfast

Featuring Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School.

Described by the New York Times as "a guru to Wall Street's gurus," Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information. 

Sights and Sounds Tour: 61 Ninth Avenue and 512 West 22nd Street

Sights and Sounds Tour: 61 Ninrth Avenue & 512 West 22nd Street

Hosted by Vornado Realty. Blending industrial elements of West Chelsea's past with ultra-modern, state-of-the-art design and set the heart of Google's Manhattan Campus, with prominent views west toward the Hudson River—join for an exclusive tour of these brand new properties, and networking along the High Line!


Pre-Event Cocktails and Networking

With Columbia Business School’s Distinguished Real Estate Partner honoree before the Annual Real Estate Alumni Reception—stay tuned for further announcements!

Real Estate Circle members and guests with 2018 Distinguished Real Estate Partner David Neithercut ’82