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.


  • CCIM Scholarship

    The Ohio CCIM Chapter provides the highest quality marketing and networking opportunities, services, and education to enhance our members’ ability to conduct business successfully. 

    The Shad J. Phipps, CCIM Scholarship honors Shad J. Phipps, CCIM as a past president and scholarship chairperson of the Ohio CCIM Chapter. The scholarship was created in 2017 by the Ohio CCIM Chapter with matching funds provided by the CCIM Foundation. Named endowed scholarships honor those who have shown great dedication, commitment, outstanding achievement and service to the commercial real estate industry. The scholarship covers up to $1,000 in tuition cost. 

    Please fill out the application by October 31st, 2018 and send to the contact information provided at the bottom of the first page. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or application, please contact Shad Phipps at

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  • September 2018 Newsletter
  • Real Estate Career Fair

    The Center for Real Estate at Fisher College of Business would like to invite you to join us for the inaugural Real Estate Career Fair


    Note: Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your table as soon as possible (first come, first in). 


    When: Friday, November 9th, 2018 | 2-4 pm

    Where: Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center

    Registration Fee: $100




    For more information, contact Program Manager, Supaphen Niroula at



  • 2018 Fall Members Dinner

    CRE fall invitation

  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome Matt Kaplan and Matt Von Bargen  to our Advisory Board. 

      Matt Kaplan

    Mr. Kaplan joined Almanac in 1992 and is currently responsible for overseeing the activities of Almanac and is the Portfolio Manager of the ARS Fund Series. Prior to joining Almanac, he served in the Corporate Finance Department of Rothschild Inc. He currently serves on the boards of PREP Property Group, ReNew Senior Living and Westcore Properties. He has also served on the boards of Allegro Holdings, Ambassador Apartments Inc., CNL Financial Services, CNL Hospitality Properties, Encore Hospitality, Hallmark Holdings, National RV Communities, Parkway Properties, RXR Realty, Vanta Commercial Properties, Winter Properties, and WNY Group. He is a member of NAREIT’s Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, a Research Sponsor at the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center of the Wharton School and an Associate Member of the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School. From 1988 to 1990, he was a management consultant at Touche Ross & Co. Mr. Kaplan graduated cum laude from Washington University in 1984 and received an MBA from The Wharton School in 1988.

    Matt Van Bargen

    Matt is currently an Investment Banking Associate at Morgan Stanley on the real estate, gaming and lodging team in New York. In this capacity he works with his team to advise public and private companies across the office, multifamily, storage, lodging, industrial and services verticals on both mergers & acquisitions and capital raising in both the equity and debt capital markets. Most notably Matt recently worked on the initial public offering of Cushman & Wakefield.

    Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Matt spent two years working for Express in their Columbus office where he was part of the financial planning & analysis team and helped in launching the Express Factory Outlet division. He previously spent two years at Abercrombie & Fitch as a member of the inventory management team helping grown the Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister brands internationally.


    Matt received an M.B.A. from Duke University in 2017 and a B.S.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from The Ohio State University in 2010.




Contact us

241 Mason Hall
250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

If you are interested in becoming a member or want more information on the Center for Real Estate, please contact Supaphen Niroula.