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.

  • January 21-- "Breakfast" Series: Hospitality in the Time of COVID-19


    Hospitality in the Time of COVID-19

    January 21, 2021
    1 pm


    The COVID-19 pandemic has created the most difficult situation in memory for hotel owners and operators.  What is the path forward from here?  Will occupancies return to their prior numbers, and if so, when? 

    Join us as industry leaders discuss where they see reasons for optimism, and where they continue to be cautious. 


    Thank you to our Breakfast Series sponsor:



    Kevin mallory

    Kevin Mallory
    Senior Managing Director and Global Head for Hotels | CBRE 


    Nosh SIlverman

    Noah Silverman
    Chief Development Officer | North America Full Service Hotels
    for Marriott International Inc. 


    Jim Merkel

    Jim Merkel
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer | Rockbridge 


    Barry Bloom

    Barry Bloom, Ph.D.
    President and Chief Operating Officer | Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc.


  • 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

    Click here for a full list of our 2020-2021 scholarship recipients. 

  • 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
  • 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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Contact us

241 Mason Hall
250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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