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.

  • 2019-2020 Scholarship Applications Open

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate awards a number of scholarships totaling approximately $35,000. The amount of each scholarship award varies each year based on the total money available and the number of qualified applicants. Typical scholarship awards range between $1,000 and $4,000.

    For more information, visit the Scholarships Page.

  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome Greg Tavrell, Grant Fitzpatrick, and Chris Gangl.

    Greg Tavrell

    Greg Tavrell

    Huntington National Bank, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate

    Greg brings more than 10 years of commercial real estate and banking experience to his role at Huntington National Bank. As Vice President of Commercial Real Estate, Greg specializes in financial solutions for best-in-class commercial real estate clients throughout central Ohio, including construction, acquisition, mezzanine and term financing. He is responsible for the strategic management of credit and market risks within a real estate debt portfolio consisting of multifamily, retail, industrial, office, hospitality, and affordable housing assets located across the United States.  Greg is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter. Greg received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, Real Estate and Urban Analysis from The Ohio State University. Greg and his wife Angela reside in Columbus, Ohio.


    Grant Fitzpatrick

    Grant Fitzpatrick

    Marcus & Millichap, Associate Regional Manager

    Grant J. Fitzgerald is the Associate Regional Manager of Marcus & Millichap’s Cleveland and Columbus offices. After attending Furman University, he moved to Washington D.C. to work in sales for Costar Group. He started at Marcus & Millichap in the sales intern program in 2012 and became an associate in January 2014 in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, specializing in multifamily sales with a particular expertise in TOPA, the District’s local affordable housing statute. Grant joined management in February 2018 in the D.C. office before joining Tampa in July 2018. After taking over the reins of the Tampa office in March 2019, he relocated to Ohio in August 2019. In his current capacity, Grant excels at supporting growth through strategic planning, team architecture and client relations.


    Chris Gangl

    Chris Gangl

    Wexford Lodging Advisors LLC, Director of Analysis and Administration

    Chris Gangl is currently the Director of Analysis and Administration at Wexford Lodging Advisors LLC, a Columbus based hotel asset management and investment company. Chris is responsible for Wexford’s asset management analysis and support functions, including benchmarking, hotel analytics, client reporting and general support. Chris also supports Wexford’s underwriting activities. Prior to joining Wexford, Chris graduated with magna cum laude distinction from the Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business with a dual major in Finance and Real Estate and a minor in Entrepreneurship.


  • Spring 2019 Newsletter
  • 10/24/19 -- View From the C-Suite
    C-Suite Invite


    Friedl Bohm Bio

    Jack Kessler Bio

    Register Here

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


  • 11/21/19 -- Breakfast Series: Economic Forecast

    Breakfast Series

    Economic Outlook

    With Spencer Levy

    Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE

    November 21, 2019

    7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Mason Hall Rotunda

    Register now!

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    Spencer Levy Headshot

    Spencer Levy is the Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer is the chief spokesman on real estate matters for CBRE in the Americas. He is regularly quoted in major business publications and frequently is a guest on business television, including Bloomberg, CNBC, PBS and Fox Business.   He is widely considered one of the finest commentators in the entire Commercial Real Estate industry.  

    By leveraging his 23 years of experience in commercial real estate, including the past 11 at CBRE, Spencer has redefined the role of research leader. Spencer combines his experience as a lawyer, investment banker and capital markets leader to create presentations that go deep and touch on all aspects of commercial real estate. Combined with his unique and engaging presenting style, this makes him one of the most respected commentators and advisors in the business. Spencer regularly speaks at major events of the country’s leading commercial real estate organizations, including CORENET, NAIOP, ULI, ICSC, NAREIM and CREW. He also has guest lectured at major universities, including his alma maters Harvard and Cornell, in addition to Columbia, NYU, Johns Hopkins, Indiana, Georgetown, Pitt, Auburn and many others. Spencer is a recipient of multiple industry awards, including the CORENET Luminary Award for Excellence in Public Speaking, the CBRE Trammell Crow Master Builder Award, the CBRE Gary J. Bebon Teamwork Award, the CBRE Capital Markets “MVP”, and was named a State of Maryland Influencer in Real Estate.

    While a New Yorker for most of his life, Spencer currently hails from Baltimore and is a proud husband of 19 years and father of three children. Spencer sits on the boards of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and Harvard Alumni Real Estate. 

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250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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