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Ohio State Center for Real Estate

The Ohio State Center for Real Estate at the Fisher College of Business is dedicated to fostering excellence in real estate education, applied and academic research, and outreach through community and university partnerships. The Center’s main goal is to serve as a link between our students, faculty, alumni, and the various parts of the real estate industry, creating a vibrant community touching all aspects of real estate.

Center for Real Estate hosts Dr. Peter Linneman and Mr. Charles Klatskin

Charles Klatskin and Itzhak Ben-DavidFollowing the financial crisis, investment in commercial real estate presents attractive yields, and at the same time risks. The Center was pleased to host a discussion with Mr. Charles Klatskin, the Managing Director and Chairman of the Charles Klatskin Company, and Professor Emeritus Peter Linneman, Founding Principal of Linneman Associates and a former Director of the prestigious Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, about the dynamics in the commercial and industrial real estate space and the future of the industry. The lecture titled “Prospects and Pitfalls of Investing in Commercial and Industrial Real Estate" drew an audience of 40 people composed of graduate and undegraduate students, as well as members of the Columbus real estate industry.
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Fisher Undergraduate Team Places in Top Three at a Prestigious Villanova Real Estate Competition

Fisher teamFour Fisher outstanding undergraduate students have placed third in the prestigious Villanova Real Estate Competition that took place on April 3 and 4, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA. The student teams were tasked with proposing a mixed-use development plan on a vacant 32 acre site in Sunrise, Florida, which would incorporate the needs of the community and capture a desirable overall return on the equity in the project. Teams had three days to work on their proposals followed by final presentations to judges. The Center has financially supported their travel to the competition.
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Center for Real Estate Provides Full and Partial Scholarships for Specialized Real Estate Education

The Center is pleased to announce the award of three scholarships for the Mortgage Bankers’ Association course on Commercial Real Estate. The scholarships were awarded to MBA/JD student Clark Seiling, Master of Finance student Jeffrey Cipro, and senior Patrick Lynch.


Ohio State Graduate Team Earns Honorable Mention at the national level of the ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition

ULI Gerald D. Hines competitionFor the past six years, the Center has partnered with the Knowlton School of Architecture to organize and support graduate student teams for the national ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. This year Ohio State has partnered with the local ULI Columbus chapter to sponsor a local edition of this competition and allow undergraduate student teams to compete at the local level. Ohio State has fielded four graduate student teams and two undergraduate teams that have competed for monetary prices at the local level. The graduate teams consisted of students from the Fisher School of Business, the Knowlton School of Architecture and John Glenn School of Public Policy. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time, an Ohio State team earned an honorable mention along with ten other from the total of 163 teams competing.
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Center for Real Estate Welcomes New Director and Program Manager

The Ohio State Center for Real Estate welcomes its new Director, Dr. Itzhak Ben-David, and a new Program Manager, Jana Hrdinová. Dr. Ben-David holds the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate, and is a faculty member at the Department of Finance. As part of his new role with the Center, Dr. Ben-David aims to increase the Center’s impact on students, strengthen its ties to the real estate industry, and build collaborative relationships across The Ohio State University. With the support of the leadership of the Fisher School of Business, he is focused on building a stronger and more influential organization that is unique in its focus on the multifaceted nature of the real estate industry.