The 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.
February 5 - The Ohio State Center for Real Estate Open House
On February 5, 2015, the Ohio State Center for Real Estate will be hosting an invitation only Open House for industry leaders and the University community. The Open House is designed to introduce the Center, its mission and its leadership and to provide an opportunity for industry leaders to meet with members of the Executive Committee of the Center. To find out more information, please email Jana Hrdinova at email@example.com.
February 12 - 2015 ULI Hines Competition - Final presentations and keynote by Brian Ellis, President of Nationwide Realty Investors
Every year the Center for Real Estate in collaboration with the Knowlton School of Architecture and ULI Columbus, support 3-4 graduate teams from Ohio State as they compete in one of the most prestigious real estate competitions in the country for a grand prize of $50,000 as well as local prizes amounting to $5,000.
This year Ohio State fielded three graduate teams comprised of students from finance, architecture, city and regional plannig and law. The case is set in a neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the students are challenged to transform this space into a thriving neighborhood in a way that highlights its locational advantages, its proximity to the French Quarter and the new medical district, and its articulation through the Lafitte Greenway, while finding opportunities to connect the urban fabric along the I‐10
Please come join us on Thursday, February 12, for the final presentation of the three projects as well as a keynote address by Brian Ellis, the President of Nationwide Realty Investors, who will be talking about the challenges faced by him and his team throughout the Arena District and Grandview Yards projects. The presentations will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Knowlton Hall, light refreshments will be served.
February 25 - Thomas DeRosa, CEO and Director of Healthcare REIT
The Center for Real Estate is thrilled to welcome Mr. Thomas DeRosa, the CEO and Director of Healthcare REIT, a Toledo-based real estate investment trust that invests across the full spectrum of seniors housing and health care real estate. The company employs 400 professionals in its core business functions, which include investment, development and asset management. Mr. DeRosa is a former Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of The Rouse Company, a real estate development and operations company. He previously held various positions at Deutsche Bank and Alex. Brown & Sons, including Global Co-Head of the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Alex. Brown & Sons. In addition to the HCN Board, he currently serves as a director of Empire State Realty Trust , CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., and Value Retail PLC. Mr. DeRosa received a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. DeRosa's talk will take place at Pfahl Hall 140 at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th. The keynote will be preceded by a light reception starting at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Jana Hrdinova at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20, 2015. Graduate business students can register on the HUB.
2014 Center for Real Estate Scholarship Awards
The Center for Real Estate announced its 2014 scholarship winners. Over all, 18 deserving students were awarded scholarships totaling over $32,000. The recipients were evenly split between graduate and undergraduate students, and for the first time ever represented three different departments across the university: Fisher College of Business, Moritz School of Law and Engineering. Students were awarded scholarships based on their academic achievements as well as their experience outside of classroom. The Center would like to thank all our donors for their generous gifts as well as the scholarship committee of the Ohio Association of Realtors that interviews our students each year and awards scholarships on annual basis.
Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2015
The Ohio State Center for Real Estate has partnered with ULI Columbus to yet again expand the ULI Emerging Trends effort with a more in-depth measure of the Central Ohio real estate market. The resulting report, Real Estate Trends in Central Ohio 2015, offers insights into the state of real estate industry in Central Ohio and its outlook for 2015. The report was generated based on a survey that was sent to industry leaders across the Central Ohio region as well as a number of interviews with real estate professionals.
Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation: Urban regeneration and the impact of private-public partnerships
The Ohio State Center for Real Estate was thrilled to welcome Mr. Stephen Leeper, the CEO of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, a nonprofit public-private partnership that has successfully worked on revitalizing core downtown areas of Cincinnati, including the site of the 2001 Cincinnati riots, Over-the-Rhine. Under Mr. Leeper’s leadership, 3CDC, in partnership with public and private entities, successfully managed to turn Over-the-Rhine into a nationally heralded success story of neighborhood revitalization.
Building Healthy Columbus
The Center for Real Estate was proud to partner with the ULI Columbus chapter on the Building Healthy Columbus Workshop which took place on October 1. The workshop was designed to collect and distribute the opinions of Young Professionals on how our health is being impacted by the physical design of our community. The event highlighted the global principles of Building Healthy Places, which was followed by a discussion and a workshop that discussed how can these principles be implemented locally and how the Columbus built environment could be improved. The Center in partnership with ULI Columbus will be producing a workshop report summarizing the results.
Center for Real Estate hosts the 2014 Real Estate Career Foundation Seminar
The Center for Real Estate, in conjunction with the Fisher College of Business Career Management Office and the Fisher Real Estate Society, hosted the 2014 Real Estate Career Foundation Seminar sponsored by Rockbridge. This annual event highlights opportunities that exist in the real estate industry and featured multiple prominent speakers throughout the day. The keynote speaker was Jim Merkel, CEO of Rockbridge, who discussed the importance of tenacity, transparency and understanding of human nature to a successful career in the real estate industry. Mr. Merkel's keynote was followed by an industry panel of Brent Crawford, CEO of Crawford Hoying, Christopher Diffley, Managing Director at Rockbridge, Michael Mitro, SVP of Institutional Lending at Huntington, Craig Kegg, Senior Vice President at Grandbridge Real Estate Capital and Todd Harrop, Associate Vice President at Nationwide REI.