Student Update

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.

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.

2009 Real Estate Grads Available for Special Projects and Permanent Placement
Wisconsin MBA's and undergraduates are still available for special projects and permanent placement. Hire Wisconsin's best and brightest! 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 or Joe Walsh at (608) 890-2914.

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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