Dear Colleagues, Associates, and Friends:
We had an entering class of 30 new students in fall 2013 and several more registering for spring 2014 bringing our enrollment to about 60 students - continuing to make us one of the largest graduate real estate programs in the country. Over 20 of the new students are pursuing the MSRE degree with others choosing the MBA/RE or Graduate Credential.
For the sixth year in a row the Institute distributed over $125,000 in scholarship funds. The Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Future Women Leaders, the Northern Builders Scholarship, and the Roldan Scholarship are all supporting multiple students. Other scholarships include the Newman, Kahnweiler, Kennedy, and Garrison Partners. The Fogelson Foundation Annual Real Estate Scholarship Fund will be offering scholarships in 2014. We are accepting applications for all the scholarship funds for fall 2014 through June 30, 2014.
On November 7, 2013, the Annual Real Estate Gala was a grand success with over 425 attendees at the Four Seasons Hotel. Our Lifetime Leadership Awardee was C. Michelle Panovich, Principal and Executive Vice President, Mid-America Asset Management, Inc. Christopher G. Kennedy, Chairman, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc. was our Keynote Speaker. The new Panovich Opportunity Fund for Real Estate Education was announced to assist students who might not otherwise be able to obtain a degree.
After winning the Harold Eisenberg Foundation Midwest Real Estate Challenge in 2013, our student team is forming to compete again in spring 2014. They will be led by Dr. Sofia Dermisi and Adjunct Professors Dennis Harder and Jonathan Dennis. GO TEAM!!
We are planning a full calendar of spring industry events including a Fogelson Forum, a Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Networking event, and others. We want to thank the many professionals and Advisory Board members who are volunteering as Mentors for our students as well as those offering internships.
Please see other areas of this web site for details on our many other activities and mark your calendars now for the November 13, 2014 Annual Real Estate Gala.
Jon B. DeVries, CRE, AICP
Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate
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