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Vince Moita

Real Estate Club Career Fair Brings Together Students and Employers

by Vince Moita Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Career FairThis year’s annual Real Estate Club Career Fair had something for everyone, including undergraduate and MBA students alike. With 43 firms represented, students had their pick of companies to speak with ranging across asset classes, sectors, roles, and geographic locations. Every sector of the real estate industry was represented, from title and brokerage, to development and lending, current students had an opportunity to engage with and explore companies through their representatives during the two-hour fair.

As an MBA, I was proud to see all sizes of companies represented as well. One company was looking for employee number three, a testament to Wisconsin’s robust real estate education. On the other end of the spectrum, companies such as Northwestern Mutual, Principal, and Prologis were back to continue recruiting what they have found to be a quality asset—Wisconsin real estate students.

Prior to the main Career Fair, MBA students were given an opportunity to Speed Network with employers followed by a BBA & MBA pre-Career Fair dinner.  What was perhaps not surprising was the number of returning alumni who were enthusiastic to meet current students. Many returning Badgers stayed after the event to socialize and connect with current students.

The career fair was structured and executed entirely by the Wisconsin Real Estate Club and spearheaded by Co-Presidents Ben Stevens and Emmet Gaffney. Their efforts provided hundreds of real estate students a well-structured and career catalyzing event. 

Companies represented this year included:

  • Altus Group
  • BluePrint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors
  • BMO Harris
  • Chicago Apartment Finders
  • Colliers International
  • Compass Properties
  • Continental Properties
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Dominium
  • Duff & Phelps
  • Equity Office
  • EY
  • Exeter Property Group
  • Fidelity National Title
  • Focus Healthcare Partners
  • Freddie Mac Multifamily
  • Gorman & Company
  • Greystar
  • Heitman
  • HFF
  • HQ Capital
  • JLL
  • Lincoln Property Company
  • Lennar Corporation
  • Magnolia Capital
  • Marcus & Millichap
  • Matthews Real Estate Investment Services
  • NorthMarq Companies
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Paine Wetzel Commercial Real Estate
  • Phillips Edison & Company
  • Physician’s Realty Trust
  • Principal Real Estate
  • Prologis
  • Ryan
  • Sara Investment Real Estate
  • Saturday Properties
  • Stonetown Capital