Housing-Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) Conference Explores Causes and Consequences of the Housing Crisis
In March, the UW real estate faculty joined their peers in sharing the findings of their research at the sixth Housing-Urban-Labor-Macro (HULM) Conference, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This biannual conference was first held in the fall of 2009 and is now well known for facilitating the presentation and discussion of some of the most impressive real estate and urban research conducted by leading academics from around the world. Read more.
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" by David Shulman
With the economy creating 227,000 and 284,000 net new payroll jobs in February and January, respectively, the employment situation is clearly improving. Although that pace of job growth will not be sustainable over the near-term, total employment is finally climbing out of the gaping hole that was caused by the recession of 2007-09. Read more of David Shulman's quarterly forecast.
Real Estate Club Tours the Boston Market
On March 14-16, twenty-five students from the Real Estate Club (and Club adviser Sharon McCabe) headed east to tour the Boston market. The trip started with a networking event at The Hampshire House (you may know it as the Cheers bar) on Wednesday night, where students were able to interact with local area alums in addition to those in town for the PREA conference. We were also able to host some prospective students that lived in the area. Read more.
Wisconsin MBA Programs Top 25 in U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools
Wisconsin's full-time MBA program ranks 25th in the latest U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate business programs, tied with Ohio State University, Rice University, University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University. Read more.
MIPIM: Reflections and Takeaways from Andrew Toby (MBA '13)
The MIPIM experience is hard to describe. I know this because we had several prep meetings prior to the conference, and while they were all very informative and useful, they still didn't really paint a picture as to how the massive spectacle would really unfold. Read more. View Dean Ortalo-Magné's full wrap-up presentation at MIPIM.
How Can We Build a Housing Policy That Works?
On June 1 in Madison, 2012 Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference will discuss what policies the current or the next administration should implement to design a healthy, responsible, functioning, and efficient housing market. Featured speakers include Karl "Chip" Case (co-founder of the Case Shiller Home Price Index); Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the NAR; and Curt Culver, President of MGIC. Learn more. Register now.
In the News
University of Wisconsin-Madison Receives Top Ranking as Having One of the Best Reputations in the World
The Times Higher Education ranks universities based on reputation and UW- Madison ranks 27th as having one of the "top reputations" in the world. Read more.
Students Can Join the Real Estate Club for "Fantasy" Investment Trading
Undergraduate real estate major Stephen Rothstein (BBA '12) has created a team on a "fantasy" investment trading site for Real Estate Club members to challenge each other in the game of REIT trading. Read more.
Wisconsin School of Business Among Top U.S. Undergrad Business Programs
Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the Wisconsin School of Business undergrad business program as #24 in the nation. Besides surveying students, the magazine polled 257 employers on the quality of the schools' graduates, curricula, and career services. Read more.
The Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) Events
From conferences to golf outings, the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) has a variety of fun and informative activities for alumni to connect with each other. Learn more about WREAA activities.
Real Estate Students Look Ahead to Career Opportunities
Alumni and board members can help students transition to the working world by providing valuable inside tracks toward summer internship and career opportunities. In addition to steering internship or job openings our way, our students benefit from board members' experience through resume review, mock interviews and informational interviews.
For MBA students, contact MBA Career Services at (608) 265-2353 or Sharon McCabe at (608) 890-2493 and for undergraduate students, contact the Business Career Center at (608) 265-3771. Also, alumni and board members, and friends of the program are encouraged to refer potential MBA candidates to the Graaskamp Center.