Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
Today we have the latest entry in our continuing Meet Our Students series:After a relaxing winter break, students returned to class in January and shifted their focus from snowball fights and family over the holiday to the events of the coming semester. The most exciting of which--for me anyway--is the trip that real estate MBA students will take in March to MIPIM, the international real estate conference in Cannes, France.This trip is the capstone of the first year of the Real Estate MBA Program here at UW and a great opportunity to attend the leading international real estate conference. In a time of unprecedented turbulence in the real estate market, it is invaluable to be able to attend this conference and gain insights from some of the most influential people in the industry. I cannot wait to hear the different viewpoints of the representatives from nations around the world and hopefully, as the only university program in the country attending the conference, my fellow students and I will provide a valuable perspective for the other representatives as well. Keep an eye out for an updates on our plans for MIPIM as the semester goes a long and I will be sure to give a recap of what is sure to be an amazing experience after we return from France in late March. Jeff Swhier is a first year MBA student in the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business. He moved back to the Midwest from NYC to pursue take a position in a property management company and plans to return there after completing his degree.Click here for more coverage of MIPIM and MAPIC events, as well as Professor François Ortalo-Magné's closing keynote presentation from MIPIM 2009.