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By Tricia Philip-Rao
The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce that three Columbia MBA students have been granted awards by WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate. WX is an invitation-only association of senior-level women in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry. Its mission is to promote the advancement of women in the commercial real estate industry. Since launching its scholarship program in 2004, WX has awarded over $1 million in scholarships to more than 200 women at 14 universities and colleges.
Luiza Loureiro ’17 and Morgan Mann ’17 have been awarded WX Scholarships, which grants them the opportunity to participate in WX monthly breakfasts, the WX Woman of the Year Annual Dinner, and its prestigious mentoring program. The WX Scholars program is an initiative of the WX Charitable Fund, and its goal is to encourage and support bright and talented young women pursuing careers in real estate and related professions in the New York metropolitan area.
Mandy Yeung ’18 has been awarded a WX Summer Internship Grant, an exciting new initiative which provides eligible students, prior to the year of their graduation, a financial grant for summer living expenses while working in New York in the real estate industry. Four grants were awarded to students from three different schools, who will be working in summer jobs in the real estate industry, including finance, development, landscape architecture, and affordable housing construction.
Meet the recipients:
Luiza Loureiro ’17 is a Vice President at JPMorgan’s Debt Capital Markets where she advises corporate, financial institutions and government about financing alternatives. She also manages her family Real Estate portfolio where she is responsible for property management, acquisition and disposition of assets in New York, Florida and Brazil. Through her family endeavors, Luiza nurtured her interest in the real estate industry and has expanded her informal learning with formal real estate coursework at Columbia Business School. Luiza is interested in leveraging her unique emerging markets and financial services background with global real estate, focusing on capital financing, global investment, portfolio management and merger and acquisitions.
Morgan Mann ’17 is a recent graduate of Columbia Business School’s MBA program with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. She is currently looking for an acquisitions/development manager position at firm that specialized in strategic repositioning, value-add and/or ground up development so that she can leverage her ability to analyze investment decisions requiring a vision for what an asset could be. Her experience as a debt and equity underwriter for Allianz Real Estate of America and as Preconstruction Manager for a large commercial General Contractor have prepared her for this role, and each of these roles speak to her passion for improving urban environments thoughtfully and with an eye for great design.
Mandy Yeung ’18 is spending her summer on the development team of DDG Partners, a vertically-integrated real estate firm in New York City. Prior to Columbia, Mandy worked for Turner Construction, serving in various construction management roles including field engineer, purchasing agent, and change management engineer. During her time at Columbia, Mandy held a leadership position in the school's Real Estate Association, helping to plan a real estate trek to South Africa and leading one to Washington DC. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Congratulations to the 2017 awardees from Columbia Business School! For more information on the WX Scholars program, please visit the WX website.
Tricia Philip-Rao is the Assistant Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate at Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia Business School, Tricia worked in Faculty Support Services at Columbia Law School. She holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.