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The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce that Amy Piccinich ’18, Ricki Shenfeld Tishman ’18, and Mandy Yeung ’18 have all been awarded scholarship and mentorship packages by the organization WX, New York Women Executives in Real Estate. As part of their award, they will be given the opportunity to participate in WX monthly breakfasts, annual dinner, and its prestigious mentoring program. All three women focused their MBA studies on real estate and also served on the executive board of the school’s Real Estate Association.
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.
Meet the recipients:
Amy Piccinich ’18 is an Investment Associate at Greystar Real Estate Partners, where she works on the Northeast Investment team responsible for acquisitions, dispositions and asset management of multifamily properties. Prior to joining Greystar in 2018, Amy worked at JPMorgan Chase on the Global Real Estate Portfolio Management team, where her primary responsibilities included executing retail redevelopment transactions for Chase branches across the country, underwriting strategic acquisitions and dispositions, and performing the valuation and analytics of the firm’s $17 billion corporate real estate portfolio. She also worked at both CBRE on the TIAA-CREF account and Boston Properties managing Class-A office buildings in New York City. Amy received a B.S. in Business & Economics from Lehigh University and recently received her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she focused on Real Estate Finance and was an involved board member in the school’s Real Estate Association.
Ricki Shenfeld Tishman ’18 is a recent graduate of Columbia Business School’s MBA program with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. She will be joining Boston Properties in its New York office as a Project Manager in the Development group. At Boston Properties she will leverage her background in Acquisitions & Capital Markets at DDG, a luxury real estate developer in Manhattan with offices in San Francisco and Palm Beach. Ricki spent her summer internship at Silverstein Properties in Acquisitions & Development. During her time with Columbia Business School she served as the Real Estate Circle Fellow and as the Vice President of Site Tours in the Real Estate Association.
Mandy Yeung ’18 recently graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA focused on Real Estate Finance. 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 served as VP of Trips for the school's Real Estate Association, and most recently led the international trek to visit real estate companies in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California.