Hartford Courant – Aetna’s decision to look beyond Hartford for its headquarters isn’t complicated, experts say: the company wants young, highly educated workers who live in thriving city environments.
At the moment, that isn’t Hartford, which only recently has picked up the pace of adding downtown apartments and other sought-after urban amenities.
“The first thing is that you have to be in a big enough metro area to attract young people,” John Glascock, director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, said. “GE had some problems with top candidates relocating to southern Connecticut.”
citibizlist.com – Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Executive Managing Director Jared Thal was awarded “Alumni of the Year” by the University of Connecticut’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, at the university’s Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 27th, 2017.
Greenwich Time– Litchfield County has long been known for its green hills, horse farms and quaint small towns, but it is losing population at a rate that threatens to make it a region of virtual ghost towns by midcentury.
MBA Students Used Scholarships to Study Insurance, Monetary Theory and More
The four UConn MBA students who were awarded 2017 GE Global Fellow Scholarships to pursue their global business research interests presented their findings to faculty and administrators on April 7. Continue Reading
Pictured above: David J. Reilly, the retired President and CEO of Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors, and a longtime friend of and instructor in the UConn Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies program, received the Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Director John Glascock during the Center’s 14th Annual Awards Banquet on April 14. Reilly’s contributions to UConn have been many, including facilitating Cornerstone’s $1.4 million pledge in support of the program; co-teaching a course called “Real Estate: A Practical Approach,” and inviting students to visit Fan Pier, the $4 billion Boston waterfront development project in which Cornerstone is a partner.
$1.4M Gift Gives Students Practical View of Real Estate Industry
An international real estate company is giving $1.4 million to the UConn School of Business’s highly-ranked Real Estate Center to continue offering a popular course that gives students a realistic, hands-on approach to real estate.
The gift from Hartford-based Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers will make the course, “Real Estate: The Practical Approach,” a permanent addition to the Center. Prior to 2015, Cornerstone executives had been teaching the course with UConn faculty on a trial basis for three years.Continue Reading
Wallet Hub – The purchase of a new home is one of the largest financial transactions most Americans make during their lifetime. And for that reason, the decision should be treated with careful consideration and thorough planning. For additional insight into home-ownership, we asked a panel of real-estate experts to weigh in on the subject and offer their advice.
Hartford Business Journal – In March, entrepreneurs Patrick Sweeny and David Connelly pulled off a feat they had been desperate to do for some time: They bought an office building in Glastonbury to house their expanding wealth-management practice.