RE Industry in the Classroom

Companies value the human capital available through the MBA Real Estate Program. Through case studies, guest lectures, and Q&A, students trade insight with corporate participants, many of them important players in the field, including the following from the 2017–2018 school year.

Advanced Seminar in Real Estate | Global Real Estate Investment | NYC Immersion Seminar: Real Estate Development | Real Estate Entrepreneurship | Real Estate Finance | Real Estate M&A Deal Workshop | Real Estate Portfolio Management | Real Estate Transactions | Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development 

Advanced Seminar in Real Estate
Instructors: Russell Platt, Michelle FelmanDean Adler, Lubert-Adler
David Belt, DBI Projects
Jason Blank, Brockton Capital
David Brush, Merlin Properties
Jay Cross, Related Hudson Yards
Mike Fascitelli, Vornado
John Graffi, Spear Street Capital
Ron Kravit, Cerberus Capital Management
David Marks, Brockton Capital
Dan Miller, Steward Funding
Andrea Olshan ‘04, Olshan Properties
Dan Ottensoser, Goldman Sachs
Owen Thomas, Boston Properties

Global Real Estate Investment
Instructor: Camille J. Douglas
Tripty Arya ‘12, TRAVTUS
Peter Ballon, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)
Dan Dubrowski, Lionstone Group
Adam Gallistel ‘04, GIC Real Estate
Benjamin Griswold, Blue Water Worldwide
Ankur Gupta ’12, Brookfield Property Group
Tim McManus, McKinsey & Company
Camilo Varela, Equity International
Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments 

NYC Immersion Seminar: Real Estate Development
Instructor: Brian Blaesser
Chris Balestra, L+M Development Partners
John Evans, Quinlan Development Group
Isaac Henderson, L+M development
Rohan Mehra, The Prusik Group
Paul Pariser ’78, Taconic Partners
Jeremy Shell ’04, Lonicera Partners
Demetrios Yatrakis ’04, Lonicera Partners
Philippe Visser ’04, Related Companies

Real Estate Entrepreneurship
Instructor: Christopher Mayer
Zach Aarons ’13, Metaprop NYC
Donnel Baird '13, BlocPower
Nick Bienstock ’96, Savanna
Ross Goldenberg ’07, SiteCompli
Jason Griffith ’06, SiteCompli
Eric Hadar ‘89, Allied Partners 
Susannah Vila ’15, Flip 
Yulia Yaani ’08, RealAtom

Real Estate Finance
Instructors: Brian Lancaster (fall), Tomasz Piskorski (spring), Christopher Mayer (summer)
Jacob Feingold ’14, Canyon Partners 
Richard Hill, Morgan Stanley
Ron Kravit, Cerberus Capital Management 
Steven Marks, Fitch Ratings

Real Estate M & A Deal Workshop
Instructors: John Haggerty, Gil Menna
Ted Bigman, Morgan Stanley
Cameron Clough, Morgan Stanley 
Robert Gifford, AIG Global Real Estate
Steve Hentschel, Hentschel & Co.
Jonathan Litt, Land & Buildings
Thomas Jung, Citigroup
Greg Wright, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Real Estate Portfolio Management
Instructor: Michael Giliberto
Brian Carr, Highbrook Investors
Manuel Casagna, New York State Common Retirement System
James Glen, PGIM Real Estate 
John Kessler, Empire State Realty Trust

Real Estate Transactions
Instructors: Jennifer Morgan, Richard Wolfe
Rick Jones, Dechert
Janice Mac Avoy, Fried Frank
Jon Mechanic, Fried Frank
Kevin O’Shea, Milbank
Steven Plavin, Blackstone 
Lynne B. Sagalyn, Columbia Business School
David Sherman ’82, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management
Ross Silver, Fried Frank 
Rob Sorin, Fried Frank
Mark Thigpen, King & Spalding
Glen Weiss, Vornado Realty Trust

Social Impact Real Estate Investing and Development
Instructor: Rachel Diller ’99
Richard Baron, McCormack Baron Salazar
Sam Chapin ’14, L+M Development
Ron Moelis, L+M Development
Todd Richardson, Crosstown Arts
Matt Schwartz, The Domain Companies
McLean Wilson, Kemmons Wilson Companies