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Daniel Liu ’17 and Alec Maghami ’17 have been awarded a Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year.
For the 2016-17 academic year, Liu will serve as a Co-Vice President of Education with the Real Estate Association (“REA”). Daniel received his BS from Cornell University and immediately prior to business school, spent four years working for Glenmont Capital Management (“Glenmont”), an opportunistic real estate private equity fund in New York. At Glenmont, Daniel focused on identifying and underwriting equity investments in distressed and under-performing real estate. During the summer of 2016, he was a summer associate on the real estate team of the KAUST Investment Management Company, a top university investment office with a significant allocation towards opportunistic real estate. After graduating from Columbia Business School in May 2017, Daniel hopes to continue his career in real estate investment management.
Maghami will serve as a Co-Vice President of Alumni & Mentorship with the Real Estate Association (REA) and President of the West Coast Society for 2016-2017. Originally from Seattle, Alec graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with degrees in finance and political science. Before enrolling at Columbia, Alec spent over four years in Prudential’s San Francisco office, first with Prudential Mortgage Capital’s origination group and more recently as an Acquisitions and Development Associate with Prudential Real Estate Investors (now PGIM Real Estate). During the summer of 2016, Alec interned at Silverstein Properties in New York, where he focused on development, acquisitions, and new investment vehicles.
More about the PREA Scholarship In keeping with its educational mission, the Pension Real Estate Association awards scholarships on an annual basis to promising students studying real estate at the undergraduate and graduate levels.