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.


  • June 7 Breakfast Panel: The Global Financial Crisis - Ten Years Later

    June 7: Breakfast Panel: The Global Financial Crisis: Ten Years Later


    Join us for a conversation with industry leaders as we look back at the Global Financial Crisis that began in 2008. What has changed, and what has not? How have their companies and strategies adapted since the Crisis? What enduring lessons remain?

    When: June 7, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
    Where: Mason Hall, 2nd floor rotunda


    • Robert Schottenstein, CEO of M/I Homes
    • Brad Sturm, Lead Portfolio Manager for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
    • Brent Crawford, Principal and Founder, Crawford Hoying






  • Ohio State Student Success at Real Estate Case Competitions

    Every year the Ohio State Center for Real Estate supports several groups of undergraduate students as they compete in national real estate competitions against other top real estate programs around the country. This year, the Center supported students competing at the Guelph University Real Estate Case Competition in Toronto, the Villanova Real Estate Challenge in Philadelphia and the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Real Estate Challenge in Chicago, IL.

    We are pleased to report that our students placed 2nd at the Harold E. Eisenberg Challenge and 4th at the Villanova Real Estate Challenge. Congratulations and thank you for representing Ohio State!

    Villanova team: Eric Kulbacki, Justin Markowitz, Joe Yoder, and Alex Smith

    CRE - Villanova team 2018

    Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation team: Seth Brennock, Zachary Turner, Ray Herrera, Michael Knerem, and Thomas Castro

    CRE - Eisenberg team 2018

  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome two new members to our Advisory Board, Ms. Jill Tangeman, a Partner at Vorys Columbus office, and Mr. Brent Sobczak, President of Casto Communities. 

    Vorys is a law firm with offices around the country, with a history of handling virtually every kind of litigation across a wide variety of industries. Vorys has long enjoyed a reputation for representing significant clients in complex and challenging legal matters. Vorys has represented clients in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, all 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals, in federal and state courts nationwide, and before a broad range of arbitration panels and administrative agencies.  

    Casto has sustained its position as a leader in the real estate industry for over 9 years. The company's strong foundation was established by its visionary founder, Don Monroe Casto, Sr., who began as a builder of single-family homes in 1926. When he met resistance from prospective homeowners because there was nowhere nearby to shop, the company's focus shifted to retail development. Since resuming an ambitious residential agenda in 1995, CASTO now owns and manages over 4,000 units in 13 apartment communities throughout Ohio. The company will continue to add to its residential portfolio through development and acquisition of properties that fit our three-tiered project types: Urban, Urban-Influenced, and Suburban.

  • 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

241 Mason Hall
250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

For more information about the Center for Real Estate, please contact Mary Beth McCormick: