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.

  • December 1-- "Breakfast" Series: Economic Outlook


    Economic Outlook

    December 1, 2020
    1 pm


    Join us for a discussion with Dr. Gene Amromin, Vice President and Director of Financial Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, on the post-election economy. 


    Thank you to our Breakfast Series sponsor:



    Professor Itzhak (“Zahi”) Ben-David is the Neil Klatskin Chair in Finance and Real Estate at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He serves as the Academic Director of the Ohio State University Center for Real Estate. He teaches real estate and finance classes to undergraduate and MBA students.

    Professor Ben-David holds a PhD in Finance and an MBA from the University of Chicago, as well as a BS and an MS in Industrial Engineering, a BA in Accounting from Tel-Aviv University, and an MS in Finance from London Business School.

    Gene Amromin

    Gene Amromin is a vice president and director of financial research in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

    In this role, Amromin leads the group of senior economists, knowledge leaders, and research assistants responsible for the Bank’s analysis of financial developments as they relate to monetary policy. He also conducts high-level policy briefings for the President and Chicago Board of Directors and interacts with senior policy staff at the Board of Governors and other Reserve Banks.

    Amromin joined the Chicago Fed in 2005, following three years with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. His research focuses on housing markets, mortgage finance, household financial decision-making, taxation, and corporate finance, and has been published in a number of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics. During 2011-12, he served as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

  • 2020-2021 Student Resume Book

    Please see the attached for the 2020-2021 Center for Real Estate Resume Book. You are welcome to contact any of these students directly for potential full-time positions or internships.

    Resume Book

  • 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.

  • ICSC Foundation Launch Academy Application
  • 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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241 Mason Hall
250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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