Graaskamp Center News

Graaskamp Center Launches New Mentor Program
With a vast pool of successful alumni and an enthusiastic group of MBA students with a wide range of industry interests, the Graaskamp Center found a way to bridge the two generations with a new Mentorship Program that connects MBA students with alumni "mentors" who share their career interests. Read more.

U.S. Continues to Be Hot Market for Foreign Investment, Survey by Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Finds
Foreign investors in real estate expect to spend significantly more around the world, particularly in the U.S., in 2009 than they did in 2008.

These are the findings of the 17th annual survey by the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) conducted by the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. Read More.

Graaskamp Center for Real Estate Moves to New Space in Grainger Addition
Thanks to donations from alumni and friends at the UW-Madison School of Business, the $40.5 million state-of-the-art addition to Grainger Hall includes a new home for the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. Read more.

John Gates Presents on "Learning, Earning, and Returning"
John Gates, chairman and CEO of PortaeCo and Graaskamp board member, told an audience of real estate students, faculty and alumni at an E.J. Plesko Lecture Series presentation to consider the latter halves of their professional careers as an opportunity to give back. Read more.

Graaskamp Center's Sustainable Real Estate Development Conference a Tremendous Success
A diverse group of real estate professionals, architects, government officials, faculty and students gathered for a lively discussion at the Sustainable Real Estate Development Conference, held October 30, 2008 at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI. Read more.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2009 Wisconsin Housing Conference on June 11!
This year's conference on "2010: Lessons Learned and What's Ahead" will bring together leading industry experts, academics and government officials to discuss hot topics and issues critical to the housing industry. For more information or to receive a brochure, contact Lee Gottschalk at

March 2009 Issue

Events Calendar

March 10-13, 2009
MBA Trip to MIPIM in Cannes, France

April 16-17, 2009
Graaskamp Center Board Meeting

June 9
WREAA Windy City Golf Outing at Geneva National

June 11, 2009
Wisconsin Housing Conference