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Megan Clower

Alumni Profile: Megan Clower (MBA ’16)

by Graaskamp Staff Thursday, August 31, 2017

Describe your current position and what an average work day/week is like for you.

I am currently a Senior Analyst with MetLife’s Real Estate Debt Team. My average work week includes working on Argus and Excel models, conducting market research, touring properties, creating investment memos, and presenting those memos to our Investment Committee.

What are the greatest benefits you've received from graduating from the Graaskamp Center/Wisconsin Real Estate Program?

Wisconsin taught me to how to build discounted cash flow models in Excel and Argus and introduced me to an amazing network of real estate professionals that helped me with my internship and job search and continues to support me in my job.

What were some of the highlights of your MBA Experience at UW-Madison?

Getting to know the alumni and working as a Teaching Assistant for the undergrads. Both of these helped me to meet more people in the Graaskamp community, which in my opinion is the largest benefit of the program.

What does the world need from real estate professionals today?

The world needs technologically astute professionals who can analyze the vast amounts of data that we have available at our fingertips today, without losing site of the tangibility of our industry. The world is getting more interconnected, with cross-border capital and the role of technology increasing every year. Professionals today need to be able to move with those trends.

What advice would you give to a young professional considering a career in real estate?

Learn as much as you can about Excel and get to know as many different individuals in the industry as you can!