Real Estate Institute News and Events

Dean Davidson and the Fordham Real Estate Institute Executive Advisory Council cordially invite you to:

Thursday, June 15, 2023
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Club Floor and Pool Deck at 3eleven
311 11th Ave. 7th Floor
Between 29th and 30th Streets, NYC

Festive business casual attire
Host: Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens


GROUNDBREAKERS AWARD RECIPIENT: Join us in honoring Jeff Levine, Founder & Chairman of the Douglaston Companies for the revolutionary development at 3eleven, the largest new multifamily in NYC as well as for his decades of excellence in building, developing and delivering affordable housing to New Yorkers.

VISIONARY AWARD RECIPIENT: MaryAnne Gilmartin, Founder and CEO of MAG Partners

TITAN OF TOMORROW AWARD RECIPIENT: Nicholas Fusco (MSRE'22) Commercial General Manager at Related Companies Hudson Yards

Thursday, June 1, 2023
9:00 AM

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The Fordham Real Estate Institute and The Business Council of Westchester present an in-depth economic forum to set the stage for where commercial real estate financing is today and where the markets are headed. Our expert panel will examine interest rates and other influencers, break down the numbers and share intel on what lengths banks and owners are willing to go to, to make their projects happen. And while there is no crystal ball, we’ll explore the trends and what you need to know to get ahead of the pack next year and beyond.

Congratulations to the Fordham University Real Estate Institute Class of 2023!

A well-deserved congratulations goes to the Fordham REI Master's of Science in Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management, as well as Advanced Graduate Certificate graduates!

May 20, 2023


Bob Knakal, Paul Massey, and Blair Welch Discuss the lastest on Real Estate Capital Markets

Bob Knakal, Senior Managing Director, Head of NY Private Capital Group, JLL Capital Markets, Paul Massey, CEO, B6 Real Estate Advisors, and Blair Welch, Co-Founding Partner, Slate Asset Management join moderator Lou Mirando, Founder and CEO, The Streamline Group, in a lively discussion on the state of the industry and the real estate capital markets. 

April 26, 2023

Anthony Pastore, Fordham MSCM adjunct instructor, featured in Airport Voice 2023 Aviation Power List 

Anthony Pastore, senior vice president, AECOM Tishman, makes the 2023 Aviation Power List for his successful project oversight of the New Terminal One at JFK airport.

April 20, 2023

David Martinson, Fordham MSCM adjunct instructor, featured in Blueprint magazine

As Global Head of Workplace Experience, Design and Construction Management at Wells Fargo, David is overseeing a new $570 million Wells Fargo campus build in Irving, Texas.  The project slated for completion in 2025 will deliver workplaces meant to inspire creativity, facilitate collaboration, elevate performance, increase efficienicy and attract and retain top talent and clients.

April 19, 2023

Fordham REI Names James Whelan, president of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), to Executive Advisory Council

James Whelan will collaborate with the EAC on enhancing the student experience, increasing awareness of the expanding Fordham program offerings, and the growing enrollment on REI's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan, NY.  He joins council members from UBS, JLL, Brown Harris Stevens, Douglaston Cos., Simone Management and Related Cos. 

March 18, 2023

Fordham REI hosts LAI NYC Chapter presenting the Latest on Local Law 97

The LAI Land Economics Society New York Chapter presents Tina Larsson, CEO, The Folson Group, Liz McCormick, Sr. Director of Energy Services for Pennoni's MEP Energy Division, and Christopher M. Tarnok, partner, DL Partners as they join moderator Todd M. Hay, PE, CME, Pennoni Regional Vice President for a discussion on the requirements and impacts of LL97. 

March 16, 2023

The Anatomy of a Deal: A Fireside Chat featuring MaryAnne Gilmartin with Michael Patrick Davidson

MaryAnne Gilmartin, founder and CEO of MAG Partners, discusses how she founded her own development company and assembled a $1B pipeline in New York City and a 14M square foot transformational masterplan project in Baltimore.  Gilmartin and moderator Michael Patrick Davidson also discuss navigating market forces and disruptioins, and seeing opportunities along ones career trajectory.

March 2, 2023

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Fordham Real Estate Institute Student Association Tours Olympia DUMBO

Jonathan Rubin, Director of Acquisitions, Fortis and Casey Drake, Director of Marketing, Fortis explain the Olympia DUMBO development process to Fordham REI graduate students.

February 28, 2023

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Fordham REI and the Kyiv School of Economics Examine the Urban Redevelopment of War-Torn Ukraine

REI and KSE held a virtual symposium to examine the foundation and future of commercial real estate activities in the aftermath of the war in Ukraine. The symposium featured a presentation by the Counselors of Real Estate, whose Consulting Corps advises towns and cities in the aftermath of destruction. 

February 14, 2023

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Titan Talks. In Their Own Words: Lessons from Industry Trailblazers 

Bess Freedman, CEO Brown Harris Stevens and member of the Fordham REI Executive Advisory Council launches Titan Talks with special guest Barbara Corcoran, founder of the Corcoran Group and executive producer of Shark Tank.

February 13, 2023

Watch Now: How did you get Shark Tank to reconsider you after initial rejection?

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Construction Industry Insights 

Design, construction, and development industry veteran John V. Immitt, AIA, RA, shares his thoughts on leadership and behaviors for success with Ravi Bhatia, Fordham REI adjunct instructor. 

February 7, 2023

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Construction Industry Insights

Ravi Bhatia talks 1-on-1 with Christella Xu, President of Elite Builders & Management and Fordham University alumna

January 3, 2023

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Bess Freedman, CEO, Brown Harris Stevens, Joins Fordham REI Executive Advisory Council

Freedman set to launch Titan Talks featuring prominent real estate leaders sharing business strategies and practical advise for aspiring professionals

December 18, 2022

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Serge Reda, Fordham REI, and Jose Cruz, Integrated Technologies, Discuss What Comes After Single-Purpose Proptech

The lessons learned from Proptech 1.0 and 2.0 suggest collaboration and universal integration with Proptech 3.0  

December 16, 2022

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Fordham REI EAC Visionary Series presents Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis

Visionaries from multiple sectors share their views on how the affordable housing landscape has changed and what it will take to make city living affordable.

December 2, 2022

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Fordham REI Opens Doors for Construction Management Students

Fordham REI CM students hired by AECOM Tishman for projects at John F. Kennedy International Airport 

December 1, 2022

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Robert Arnone, Fordham REI MSRE alumnus, publishes article on migration and the effect on communities. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

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James Nelson, Principal and Head of Tri-State Investment Sales, Avison Young hosts FREISA members

James Nelson shares industry insights from his new book The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing

November 17, 2022

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Construction Industry Insights

Ravi Bhatia talks 1-on-1 with John M. Comack, CEO of Green Energy Technology (GET) and JGM Construction Development

November 12, 2022

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FREISA Members Get Tour of 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District

The Lightstone Group provided REI graduate students a tour of the uniquely designed, high-end residential project that re-examines the boundaries between interior and exterior residential spaces within the NYC landscape. 
November 3, 2022

Serge Reda's 1-on-1 with James Nelson, Avison Young

Serge Reda speaks with James Nelson, principal and head of tri-state investment sales, Avison Young, about his new book, "The Insider's Edge to Real Estate Investing; Game-Changing Strategies to Outperform the Market" 
October 24, 2022
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Construction Industry Insights

Ravi Bhatia talks 1-on-1 with Mehdi Nourbakhsh, PhD, AI innovation consultant in the AEC Industry

October 21, 2022

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Fordham REI and Lambda Alpha International NY Chapter (LAI) present

Philip A. Sanchez, Herrick, Feinstein LLP talks Eminent Domain

Thursday, October 20, 2022

FREISA Members Get Tour of 660 Fifth Avenue

REI graduate students got a first-hand look at Brookfield's $400M redevelopment of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story, fully renovated glass facade office building.

Friday, October 7, 2022

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Fordham REI and the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) present a panel discussion

Sustaining the Future of Real Estate: Sticks, Bricks, and Capital 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

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FREISA Members Get Tour of Washington Heights' Radio Hotel and Tower

REI graduate students tour Youngwoo & Associates' full-service, Lego-like boutique Radio Hotel and Tower designed by Dutch firm MVRDV. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Fordham REI Executive Advisory Council presents a Visionary Series panel discussion

Rising Interest Rates and its Impact on CRE (in-person and simulcast)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

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