Fall 2013 Newsletter
Real Estate Research @
Welcome to Real Estate Research @ Penn State, a publication of the Institute for Real Estate Studies in the Smeal College of Business. As the focal point for Penn State’s “Research with Impact” in the real estate industry, the Institute publishes this periodic Report to highlight recent scholarship sponsored by the Institute.
Featured Board Member -
Mr. Ira M. Lubert is a co-founder of Lubert-Adler Real Estate, as well as LLR Equity Partners, Quaker Bio Ventures, LEM Mezzanine Fund , Versa Capital Management, Rubenstein Partners, LBC Corporate Debt Fund, and Patriot Capital Partners, which together constitute Independence Capital Partners.
Featured Alumni -
Jacob Goldsmith is the Acquisition Associate with Presidium Group, a vertically-integrated diversified real estate investment and management firm specializing in opportunistic transactions throughout the United States.
Featured Student -
Mr. John Pilch is a Junior in the Smeal College of Business studying Risk Management with an option in Real Estate. For the past two semesters, John has been the President of the Real Estate Association where club attendance has grown by almost 300%.
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REA New Jersey Site Visit Summary
On October 25th, the Real Estate Association conducted its first-ever site visit. The group conducted tours of the Altus Group offices in Jersey City and Advance Realty in Bridgewater, NJ.
Five Smeal Alumni Honored as Alumni Fellows
Several Smeal College of Business alumni were honored with Penn State Alumni Fellow awards on Oct. 16 for their outstanding professional accomplishments: Anthony Buzzelli ’71, Jane A. Leipold ’82, ’88g, Matthew W. Schuyler ’87, Andrew M. Sieg ’89, and Simon Ziff ’87.
Couple makes $3 million gift to three Penn State Units
Penn State alumnus Jeffery L. King and his wife, Cynthia, have made a $3 million gift that will benefit three academic units at Penn State. This gift will create new professorships in the Smeal College of Business and endowments to support programs in the University Libraries and the College of Education.
Brent Ambrose Speaks at Borsa Istanbul Finance and Economics Conference
Brent Ambrose, Smeal Professor of Risk Management and Director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, participated in The Borsa Istanbul Finance and Economics Conference (BIFEC), held at Borsa İstanbul on September 30th and October 1st 2013. Dr. Ambrose, prominent in the fields of global economics and finance, was one of the presenters.
Ambrose Named to Editorial Board of Real Estate Journal
Ambrose Named to Editorial Board of Real Estate Journal, Continues Long History of Penn State Representation
Brent Ambrose, Smeal Professor of Risk Management and Director of the Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, is one of three newly selected editors of Real Estate Economics, a publication of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) and the leading academic journal devoted to real estate related topics.
Risk Management PhD Program
The Department of Risk Management and IRES are pleased to welcome two new Ph.D. students that are joining our program this fall.
Moussa Joins University of Wisconsin-Madison
The real estate program at Penn State is very pleased to note that our most recent Ph.D. student, Moussa Diop, graduated on August 10, 2013 and will be a new assistant professor of real estate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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