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.


  • Announcing Executive Director Appointment

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Shanahan McCormick has accepted the role of Executive Director, effective September 1.  With more than 20 years of extensive industry experience in institutional investing in commercial real estate, capital markets and corporate governance, Mary Beth brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to her new role. Mary Beth will join Jana and Zahi in working at the Center with the intent of expanding its reach and impact. We are excited to have her on board as we work to grow the Center and continue to have positive impact on our students and the real estate community of Ohio and beyond. 

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  • September 21 Breakfast Panel

    September 21 - Breakfast Panel: Looking Ahead: Future of Multifamily Housing

    The future of the multifamily market continues to be a frequent topic of conversations in central Ohio and beyond. While the demographic projections for central Ohio seem to point toward continuing growth, other indicators suggest a near future slow down. Please join our panelists as they discuss different segments of the multifamily market and what we might expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

    • Kerstin Carr, Director of Planning and Environment, MORPC
    • James Croft, Chairman and CEO, RED Capital
    • Tre Giller, CEO, DRK & Company
    • Edmond Joseph, Vice President, CBRE
    • Guy Worley, CEO, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

    When: September 21, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
    Where: Mason Hall Rotunda

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  • 2017-2018 Research Grants Application

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce the availability of research stipends for The Ohio State University graduate students and faculty for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards are given for the purpose of facilitating high-quality research on topics related to real estate finance and economics, urban and regional economics, public policy, urban planning, housing affordability and real estate law.  Other topics in the space of real estate will also be considered.

    Standard awards will typically be in the range of $2000-$5000. Those interested in receiving a stipend should submit a brief research proposal to the Center by October 2, 2017. For more information, please see the 2017-2018 Request for Proposals.

  • Announcing the 2017-2018 Real Estate Scholarships

    The Center for Real Estate is proud to offer a number of scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students that range from $1000 - $4000. The Center awards approximately $35,000 on annual basis. The scholarship application process consists of an initial selection based on student's application and an interview with a scholarship committee. Scholarships are announced in the fall semester and awarded during the spring semester of the same academic year, however exceptions can be made.

    2017-2018 scholarship application deadline is September 25, 2017. Interested students should submit their resume along with a filled out application packet to Jana Hrdinova at

  • The Paul M. Weinstock Memorial Scholarship

    Paul WeinstockIt was with a sad heart that we learned of the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague, Paul Weinstock. Paul was a fixture at Fisher for the past 19 years, teaching many courses in the fields of finance and real estate. For those interested in honoring Paul, you can contribute to a scholarship fund established in his memory that will provide support to undergraduate students with passion for real estate.


Contact us

606 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

For more information about the Center for Real Estate, please contact Jana Hrdinova: