Real Estate Institute News and Events
Gen Z in the Real Estate Workforce
Fordham REI and Jackson Lucas present Gen Z in the Real Estate Workforce. Panel includes Alicia Price, vice president, Goldman Sachs, Nausheen Husain, global head of HR, Madison International Realty, Laura Washburton, senior director head of talent acquisition, Tishman Speyer, Monique Jefferson, chief people officer, The Community Preservation Corporation, Clara Kim, vice president diversity and talent development, Howard Hughes Holdings, Inc., Lisa Flicker, head of real estate managing partner, Jackson Lucas, Ryan O'Connor, chair, REI Executive Advisory Council, CEO, Clinton Management, and Chris Papa, founding partner, Jackson Lucas.
December 4, 2023 REGISTER NOW.
Industry Leaders Join Fordham REI Executive Advisory Council
Fordham REI EAC Chair Ryan O'Connor announces that Scott Avram, senior vice president of development, The Lightstone Group, Caren Maio, PropTech founder and investor, and Kenneth Morrison, managing member at Lemor Development Group LLC have joined the advisory council and will assist with thought leadership, curriculum development, and industry outreach.
Fordham REI and Henley Business School, University of Reading UK Launch Strategic Partnership
Fordham REI launches strategic partnership with the Department of Real Estate & Planning at the Henley Business School, University of Reading UK with a London - New York panel discussion on the Future of the Office in Global Financial Centers. The London panel moderated by Eamonn D'Arcy, professor of international real estate, Henley Business School, University of Reading, includes James Abrahams MRICS, partner commercial investment, Allsop LLP and Robert Murphy QVRM TD MRICS, director investment property group, City Surveyor's Department, City of London. The New York panel moderated by Michael Davidson, senior advisor, global workplace people strategy and client management, Colliers includes Bob Knakal, senior managing director, head of New York Private Capital Group, JLL Capital Markets.
October 25, 2023
Fordham Law Alumni in Real Estate (FLARE) & Fordham REI Panel Discussion
FLARE & REI to hold panel discussion on Changing Skylines: The Future of NYC Real Estate Through 2030 and Beyond. Featured real estate thought leaders include Paul Quinlan, senior managing director and CFO of Blackstone RE Group, Laurie A. Grasso, partner and Co-Chair of the Global RE Practice at Hunton Andrews Kruth, and Moses Gates, VP, Housing & Neighborhood Planning at the Regional Planning Association. Moderator: Peter Korda, former Partner & Co-Chair of Structured & Real Estate Finance Group at Seyfath Shaw LLP.
October, 17, 2023
The MBA of NY Awards Scholarships to Three Fordham REI Graduate Students
The Mortgage Bankers Association of New York Scholarship Foundation awarded scholarships to three Fordham REI graduate students; Shoshana Cuevas, Giselle Parades, and Roger Reichard. MBANY Scholarship Foundation Chair Richard Carr, "I am so proud of this year's class of recipients. Each one of them has demonstrated exceptional talent, resilience, and a commitment to making a postive difference in their respective fields."
September 7, 2023
Annual Fordham REI Awards Gala Held at 3Eleven Hudson Yards
Jeff Levine, MaryAnne Gilmartin, and Nicholas Fusco were awarded Groudbreakers, Visionary, and Titan of Tomorrow awards at the annual June Gala. Proceeds from the Gala support the Builidng Futures Scholarship Fund to provide needs-based scholarships to NYC Metro area students.
June 1, 2023
Congratulations to Fordham REI May 2023 Graduates!
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. Blueprint article.
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
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
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
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
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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
Construction Industry Insights
Ravi Bhatia talks 1-on-1 with Christella Xu, President of Elite Builders & Management and Fordham University alumna
January 3, 2023
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
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
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
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
Robert Arnone, Fordham REI MSRE alumnus, publishes article on migration and the effect on communities.
Friday, November 25, 2022
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
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
FREISA Members Get Tour of 130 William Street, in the heart of the Financial District
Serge Reda's 1-on-1 with James Nelson, Avison Young
Construction Industry Insights
Ravi Bhatia talks 1-on-1 with Mehdi Nourbakhsh, PhD, AI innovation consultant in the AEC Industry
October 21, 2022
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
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
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
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
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