The Real Estate Connection - News from the Wisconsin Real Estate Program

New Faculty Profile

Jaime Luque Builds on His Passion for Teaching and Research
As a recent addition to the Wisconsin School of Business' Department of Real Estate, Jaime Luque brings a wealth of international educational experience to the table. He will join UW-Madison in September 2012 as an assistant professor of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, after having taught in the Department of Economics at the Carlos III University of Madrid since 2009. Learn more about Jaime Luque.


April 2012

In The News

Featured Events

April 2012

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.


Resources

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.

Featured Events

Employers -- Join Our Minneapolis Networking Reception!
If you are an employer who is looking for talent who can make an immediate impact on your company, you are invited to join us at networking reception in Minneapolis on April 17th. You’ll meet our staff of career placement professionals, learn more about the Wisconsin School of Business, and hear how we can make your recruitment efforts efficient and successful. We hope to see you there!

To make your reservation or to learn more about Wisconsin’s career placement services, please email Matt Nelson, associate director of the MBA Career Management Center, at mnelson@bus.wisc.edu or 608-265-5102.

Final Round Application Deadline for Real Estate MBA is April 27
The application process for the Wisconsin Real Estate MBA is winding down. The deadline for the final round is April 27. (Applications will be accepted on a space available basis after April 27.) Alumni and friends of the program are encouraged to refer candidates to the Graaskamp Center. Please contact Sharon McCabe or apply here. For some application advice, see Sharon's tips on our blog here.

Check Out the Final Agenda – "New Beginnings: Assessing the State of Our Industry"
Check the final agenda for the 2012 Graaskamp Center spring board meeting! On April 17-18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, the Graaskamp Center will bring together an all-star lineup of real estate leaders and renowned academics to discuss "New Beginnings: Assessing the State of Our Industry." The keynote address by Lee Neibart, Global CEO of AREA, on Tuesday evening and the sessions on Wednesday will explore the outlook for the real estate industry, provoke discussion on long delayed issues of debt resolution and infrastructure investment, and look to broader global issues affecting our region. View agenda and register now.

Building a Housing Policy That Works
On June 1 in Madison, the 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.


Events Calendar

May 3
AREIT Board Meeting
Madison, WI

May 17-19
Commencement
Madison, WI

June 6-7
Graaskamp Center Spring Board Meeting
American Club
Kohler, WI

Sept 18-19
WREAA Trends Conference
Chicago, IL

October 16
Graaskamp Roundtable Dinner
Madison, WI

October 17
Wisconsin Real Estate & Economic Outlook Conference
Madison, WI

November 21
Fall Board Dinner
New York, NY

November 22
Global Real Estate Markets Conference
New York Stock Exchange
New York, NY