(11/12/2014) – A team of real estate students from the University of Connecticut School of Business earned third place in a prestigious international case competition on November 4 in New York City, sponsored by Cornell University.
The UConn team consisted of William Bartol, Drew Harney, Austin Smyth, Kristine Victor and Patrick Nista. Francesca Michel was the alternate.Continue Reading
In keeping with a long-held tradition, the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies at the University of Connecticut has been recognized as one of the Top 10 programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The real estate program was listed as number 9 in the nation in the “2015 Best Colleges” report. It has been in the Top 10 for more than 15 years, said Director John Glascock.
“We have a very good team of professors and it has been that way for decades,” he said. Current faculty includes John Clapp, Ph.D., a professor of finance and real estate, who is considered one of the top researchers in his field worldwide. In addition, Professor John Harding, Ph.D., has more than 20 years of industry experience in financial services, including working as senior vice president of planning and research at both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The real estate program boasts full job placement in top corporate real estate firms in Hartford, Boston and New York, Glascock said. With active alumni in firms including JP Morgan, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, TIAA-CREF and UBS Global Real Estate, to name a few, the opportunities for internships and networking are many, he said.
UConn real estate students are particularly hard-working, Glascock noted. In national competitions, judges have remarked about the UConn students’ willingness to put in extra hours, as well as their ability to uncover detailed data errors that students from other colleges missed, he said.
In addition to its student training, the Center provides services to Connecticut’s real estate professionals and to the Department of Consumer Protection.
In the same publication, UConn’s undergraduate business program ranked 31 among public universities nationally, and 51 overall.
The UConn Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies is playing a key role in the International Conference on Residential Housing Policy in China, taking place at the end of July in Shenzhen. The conference will focus on housing policies and systems in China after twenty years of reform in their housing market system. The UConn Real Estate Center co-sponsored the conference together with the Shenzhen Real Estate Research Center and the Real Estate Research Institute at Tsinghua University.
Two UConn professors are among five guests from the United States invited to make presentations to an audience of Chinese scholars and government administrators. Professor and Center Director John Glascock will be discussing housing markets development and Professor Katherine Pancak will be discussing real estate law issues. The additional U.S. speakers asked to share their expertise in housing policy are Professor Robert Edelstein from the University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Alex Schwartz, author of “Housing Policy in the United States,” and Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac.
On May 9, 2013, the UConn School of Business Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics hosted its 22nd Annual Connecticut Commercial Real Estate Conference at the Hartford Marriott Farmington. The conference this year was sponsored by The Center for Real Estate, CT Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, Connecticut Association of REALTORS, Inc., The Connecticut Attorney’s Title Insurance Company, and The Simon Konover Company.
The notable speakers this year included Steven Lanza, executive editor of The Connecticut Economy, who spoke about the economic forecast in the commercial real estate industry. A panel discussion ensued where UConn Center for Real Estate Director John Glascock and Peter M. Gioia of The Connecticut Business and Industry Association discussed the state of the economy and Connecticut Economic Development. Speaker Brad Hutensky, chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers, gave a presentation on the global realty market and how it is currently expanding, and speaker Dags Chen of Cornerstone Research presented his findings on the Hartford and Stamford office markets.
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