Center for Real Estate

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The Ohio State Center for Real Estate at 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.

  • October 29 -- View from the C-Suite with David Adelman

    View from the C-Suite

    with David Adelman
    CEO, Campus Apartments

    October 29, 2020
    2 pm - 3 pm

    This event will take place virtually via Zoom. Registrants will receive the link and meeting details the week of the event. 


    A special thank you to Phyllis Cummins and Donald Dyche for their generosity in supporting this event. 

    David Adelman

    David J. Adelman is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur and active private investor. Mr. Adelman made his first investment more than thirty years ago, investing just two-thousand dollars in Campus Apartments, a student housing business. Since then, under his leadership, Campus Apartments has become a leader in the industry with more than two-billion dollars in assets under management across 18 states. 

    Mr. Adelman’s strategic vision and business savvy drove Campus Apartments to redefine the college living experience, and today, the company is widely recognized as a leader in the industry and is a go-to-partner for colleges and universities, developers and investors. Mr. Adelman’s strength lies in his ability to structure deals and raise institutional capital from global investors.

    Over the past three decades, Mr. Adelman has expanded and diversified his portfolio beyond real estate. He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of FS Investments, a leading manager of alternative investment funds, with twenty-four billion dollars of assets under management. Mr. Adelman also serves as the lead investor and Lead Director of Wheels Up, an innovative and intelligent private aviation solution. 

    In addition to his leadership positions with Campus Apartments, FS Investments and Wheels Up, Mr. Adelman also holds positions on the boards of numerous esteemed organizations. His board roles include: Actua Corporation; Penn Medicine Board of Trustees; Board of Councilors of the USC Shoah Foundation; Vice Chair of the University City District Board of Directors; Chairman of the Philadelphia Holocaust Foundation and member of the Young Presidents Organization.  

    Mr. Adelman was the recipient of the 2009 Multifamily Executive, “Executive of the Year” award and was also selected as the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the real estate category in Greater Philadelphia. He received his BA in Political Science from Ohio State University. 

  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome Arun Singh.


    Arun Singh

    Arun Singh
    Senior Managing Director, CFO
    MDH Partners

    Arun manages the company’s lender relationships, negotiates its debt financings, and oversees company administration, accounting, and compliance with joint venture and lender requirements.

    Prior to joining MDH, Arun was the Vice President and leader of the southeast commercial mortgage platform for MetLife Real Estate.  He was responsible for managing an existing loan portfolio exceeding $8 billion and driving new loan originations of more than $2 billion annually.  During Arun’s tenure at MetLife, he also was a voting Investment Committee member for all of MetLife’s new commercial mortgages as the Head of Credit, Underwriting and New Products.  He also served as the Portfolio Manager overseeing $16 billion of investments across the Pacific Northwest, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, and other investment roles.  Previous to MetLife, Arun’s real estate career also included experience at Google and BP Oil.

    Arun earned a BSBA in Real Estate from The Ohio State University and a MS in Real Estate, Finance and Investments from New York University.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Arun currently serves on The Ohio State Fisher College of Business Alumni Board and as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Generator, a non-profit community organization in Atlanta.

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  • NAIOP Case Competition

    The application for this year’s NAIOP Competition is now live.

    Every year, the Center organizes and funds several case competitions for our students. The NAIOP Competition will take place this semester, all virtually.

    NAIOP is Central Ohio’s premier professional association of developers and owners of industrial, office and related commercial real estate. Each team of 5 students will be mentored by an industry professional to create and present their development proposal to a panel of judges. The winning team will receive a cash prize. Teams can either self-select or we can place you with a team if needed. Teams should consist of 4 Fisher students and 1 Architecture student (or a student of another major that has a background in design).  

    This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience within the real estate industry and network with professionals in the community.

    Training and final competition dates are still being finalized by the NAIOP Board, however, we’d like to begin recruiting interested students. All of the below trainings and events will be via Zoom. As of now, the presentations will be pre-recorded and sent to the judges. A zoom call or chat would then take place with the students and judges for any final questions.

    Co-Star Training
    Competition Kick-Off
    ProForma/financials training
    Final Presentations (end of October/early November).

    *it is okay if you cannot make all of the training dates as long as you are available for the final presentation.

    If you are interested in the NAIOP case competition, please fill out the APPLICATION by Monday, September 14th at 3 pm.

    Center for Real Estate- Case Competition Homepage

  • Notice: Center for Real Estate Office Working Remotely

    Mary Beth McCormick and Supaphen Niroula will be working remotely and can be reached by email or phone during normal business hours. 

    Mary Beth: 614-599-1100 |

    Supaphen: 614-292-8916 | 

  • 2019 Annual Report
    2019 Annual Report


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