Real Estate




Real Estate Center Hosts Annual Celebration

Mallika Winsor, Senior Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, is surrounded by colleagues during the Real Estate Center's annual banquet. (Zack Wussow)
Mallika Winsor, Senior Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, is surrounded by colleagues during the Real Estate Center’s annual banquet. (Zack Wussow)

The Real Estate Center held its annual end-of-year banquet on Thursday evening in the Rome Ballroom, honoring outstanding students, alumni and other achievers in the field of commercial real estate.

Among those honored were: William Carlson, senior managing director at Cigna, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; Keith Kockenmeister, senior managing director of Kroll Bond Ratings, with Distinguished Alumni of the Year; and Caleb S. Manchester, president of Gansett Ventures with Alumni of the Year.

In addition, the Early Career Alumni Award went to Erik Edeen, director of Avision Young, and Mallika Winsor, senior associate at Cushman & Wakefield. Student of the Year was Caci Rhuda and the Industry Partner Award went to Cushman & Wakefield.

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Professor Katherine Pancak Honored

Finance Professor Katherine Pancak
Finance Professor Katherine Pancak
Finance Professor Katherine Pancak was honored for Best Reviewer by the Journal of Housing Research.

Katherine is a Professor of Finance and Real Estate at UCONN in Stamford. She teaches both live and online undergraduate and graduate courses in finance and real estate including Financial Management, Personal Finance and Real Estate Principles. Professor Pancak conducts research on real estate law topics and has been published in a variety of real estate journals including Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Housing Research and Real Estate Law Journal.

Katherine received the award during the April 2019 American Real Estate Society meetings in Arizona.

Congratulations Katherine!


Tour Guide, Real Estate Major & UConn Trivia King

Theo Felopulos, engaging with prospective UConn students in his role as a Tour Guide for the University. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of business)
Theo Felopulos, engaging with prospective UConn students in his role as a Tour Guide for the University. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of business)

During a recent tour of campus with a group of wide-eyed prospective students, senior Theo Felopulos talked about the time President Herbst played oozeball in the mud with undergrads. He also recalled how his friend was designing candy bars with a 3D printer, and dropped off the leftovers at Felopulos’ house.Continue Reading




In Connecticut, We’re on the Cusp of a Transit Renaissance


History can tell us a lot about the future. Think back to the late 1800s, when many U.S. cities began to grow around train stations. Marketplaces developed as locations where merchants could sell their products, and this attracted customers from all around Connecticut to live and work near the marketplaces.Continue Reading


Launch of New Hartford Passenger Line Part of ‘Train Renaissance’

Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Business professor Jeff Cohen, who has researched the business and real estate impacts of the CTfastrak bus rapid transit service, says the new Hartford Line commuter train will have an impact on land value and job opportunities in cities. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Hartford Line is a new commuter rail service between New Haven and Springfield, Mass., with additional stops in suburbs along the 62-mile route. The service, a collaboration between the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, will launch on Saturday, June 16.Continue Reading