Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
Joe Stampone, NYU real estate student and blogger at A Student of the Real Estate Game, talked to first-year Wisconsin MBA student Alex Livadas recently about his experiences within the Graaskamp Center MBA program. In particular, Alex highlighted the "balance of finance and development courses along with a large and loyal network of alumni around the country" and the unique "international focus and the Applied Real Estate Investment Track (AREIT)."
Every year, students take an international real estate seminar and first year students attend the MIPIM conference in Cannes, while second year students choose an international location to visit (Brazil and China were past trips). Also, the AREIT track allows a small group of students to manage an active portfolio of REITs (~$1 M) which offers great investment management experience and exposure to capital markets.
My classmates also provide a broad range of experiences from design, development, finance, planning, etc and the professors do a great job tying in their outside work and research into the classroom, which gives a unique perspective on different real estate topics. All in all, my first year has been a great experience and I’d highly recommend it.Thanks, Alex! You can read the rest of the review here, and you can find out more about our real estate MBA program here.