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The Wisconsin Real Estate Program Launches Global Real Estate Master Program with Partners in Europe, Asia and Latin America
The Wisconsin School of Business will attract some of the brightest real estate students from the top business schools in Asia, Europe and Latin America with a highly innovative Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program. The program builds on the Wisconsin Real Estate Program’s expertise and tradition in real estate education, strong alumni network and international industry connections.Read More.

Wisconsin Real Estate MBA Students Receive Honorable Mention in National Real Estate Challenge
On November 17, a team of four first- and second-year Real Estate MBA students from the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate received an honorable mention in the 2009 National Real Estate Challenge, hosted by the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s case study dealt with a high-profile Las Vegas casino project. The Wisconsin Team, comprised of Chris Hooker (MBA '11), Chris Jillings (MBA '10), Jim Lindsey (MBA '11), and Tanner Mueller (MBA '10), formed "Campus Equities" to analyze a complex real estate development deal. Read More.

Professor François Ortalo-Magné and MBA Students Attend MIPIM Asia
François Ortalo-Magné, Robert E. Wangard Chair in Real Estate, recently led a group of three Wisconsin Real Estate MBA students to MIPIM Asia held in Hong Kong, one of the largest real estate conferences in Asia. With over 1500 participants, the event provided a valuable opportunity for students to hear directly from leading decision makers in global real estate and to expand their international network. Wisconsin's participation in MIPIM Asia builds upon the strong history of participation in the annual MIPIM Conference held in Cannes, France each spring. Read More.

Morris Davis' New Macroeconomics Textbook Receives Praise from Two Nobel Laureates
Students around the world will now have the opportunity to learn about macroeconomics from Assistant Professor Morris A. Davis, who has authored his first textbook, "Macroeconomics for MBAs and Masters of Finance." The book, to be published by Cambridge University Press in December, has been praised for closing a gap between research and textbooks. Edward C. Prescott, 2004 Nobel Laureate and professor at Arizona State University, calls the book, "a dramatic improvement on what is currently available for teaching aggregate economics to MBAs and advanced undergraduates." Read More.

Share Your Ideas, Events and Opinions on the New "Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint" Blog!
We invite all alumni, board members, students, faculty, staff and friends of the Wisconsin Real Estate Program to share your thoughts and opinions on a range of real estate topics and events on the "Wisconsin View Point," the new blog of the Wisconsin Real Estate Program. From the housing crisis to alumni news, the new blog will be a fun and informative forum to share ideas, opinions, research and events with each other. The blog was launched in conjunction with our redesigned website. Visit the Wisconsin View Point Blog. Visit the new Wisconsin Real Estate Program website.

Looking for Top Talent in Real Estate? Register Now for the Real Estate Club Career Fair on February 3, 2010
Wisconsin Real Estate is a top ranked education program, producing some of the best and brightest young real estate professionals, ready and eager to make significant contributions to the leading companies of the world. At the Real Estate Club Career Fair, you can have the opportunity to connect with over 150 of these talented real estate undergraduate and MBA students who are seeking internship and full-time opportunities. There is no fee for participating companies. The Club is accepting applications now for exhibitors. For more information, contact Dan Lessor or Chad Redding.

Joe Walsh Presents at MAPIC in Cannes, France
The global footprint of the Wisconsin Real Estate Program continues to make an impact around the world. While Department Chair François Ortalo-Magné, was in Hong Kong presenting at the MIPIM ASIA Conference, Faculty Associate Joe Walsh traveled to Cannes, France to participate in the annual MAPIC Conference. With over 6,500 attendees, MAPIC focuses on the retail sector of the global real estate market. Read More.

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Student Update
Faculty & Staff News
Board Member News
Alumni News
Graaskamp Center News


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December 2009 Issue

Events Calendar

December 8
Regional Roundtable for Graaskamp Board Members
Chicago, IL

December 10
Regional Roundtable for Graaskamp Board Members
Minneapolis, MN

January 4-15, 2010
MBA (2nd year) Trip to Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil

January 28
Real Estate Club Innovator Speaker Award
Madison, WI

March 16-19, 2010
MBA (1st year) Trip to MIPIM
Cannes, France

April 7-8, 2010
Spring Board Meeting
Gleacher Center, Chicago, IL

June 3, 2010
Graaskamp Center Regional Dinner Meeting
Madison, WI

June 4, 2010
Annual Housing Conference
Fluno Center, Madison, WI

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