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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.

September 26, 2014 - Real Estate Career Foundation Seminar

RockbridgeThe Center for Real Estate, in conjunction with the Fisher College of Business Career Management Office and the Fisher Real Estate Society, is hosting the 2014 Real Estate Career Foundation Seminar sponsored by Rockbridge. This annual event is designed to highlight the opportunities that exist in the real estate industry and will feature multiple prominent speakers throughout the day.  The keynote speaker will be Jim Merkel, CEO of Rockbridge, who will discuss hot trends in the business, what excites him about the industry, and why students should consider real estate as a career. The Seminar will take place on Friday, September 26th, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m., followed by an informal happy hour.

2014-2015 Scholarship Application Deadline is September 29, 2014

Brutus BuckeyeThe Ohio State Center for Real Estate awards approximately $35,000 every year in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in the field of real estate. We award 8-12 scholarships each year ranging from $1,000 - $4,000. This year's application deadline is September 29, 2014.  To learn more about the various scholarships and to access the application, please visit our Scholarship page.


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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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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