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.


  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome two new members to our Advisory Board, Mr. Jeffrey Witherell, the Chief Executive Officer of Plymouth REIT, and Mr. David Adelman, the Chief Executive Officer of Campus Apartments.

    Plymouth REIT is a full service real estate investment company structured as a vertically integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single and multi-tenant industrial properties, including distribution centers, warehouses and light industrial properties, primarily located in secondary and select primary markets across the United States. The company is based in Boston, MA.

    Campus Apartments is one of the nation’s largest providers of on- and off-campus student housing. With over $1.5 billion in assets under management, their portfolio consists of garden-style, mid-rise, and high-rise assets, as well as mixed-use and urban scattered-site housing. The company is based on Philadelphia, PA.

  • 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce our 2017-2018 real estate scholarship recipients. Thanks to our generous donors, this year we awarded $34,900 worth of scholarships to 22 graduate and undergraduate students from Fisher College of Business, Knowlton School of Architecture and Moritz College of Law.

    2017-2018 Scholarship recipient bios

  • 2017-2018 Research Grant Recipients

    We are pleased to announce the award of the third round of research grants to Ohio State graduate students and faculty who are exploring real estate related topics in their research. The funded projects will be producing an academic publication or a white paper, as well as a short summary of their results. The Center received 15 applications and has selected the following four proposals for funding:

    • “Do Housing Policies Provide Stable Housing? Evidence from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics”, Seungbeom Kang, PhD Candidate, City and Regional Planning
    • “Designing Affordable Housing: Evaluating Award-Winning Affordable Housing Developments in the United States”, Cody R. Price, Ph.D. & Jack L. Nasar, FAICP, Ph.D., City & Regional Planning
    • “Estimating the Effect of Residential Foreclosure on Neighborhood Housing Prices: A Spatial Analysis”, Stephanie Casey Pierce, Doctoral Candidate; Yung Chun, Doctoral Candidate, John Glenn College of Public Affairs
    • “Variation and Change in Local Public Housing Policies Regarding Criminal Records”, Laura M. DeMarco, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology
  • Announcing Executive Director Appointment

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Shanahan McCormick has accepted the role of Executive Director, effective September 1.  With more than 20 years of extensive industry experience in institutional investing in commercial real estate, capital markets and corporate governance, Mary Beth brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to her new role. Mary Beth will join Jana and Zahi in working at the Center with the intent of expanding its reach and impact. We are excited to have her on board as we work to grow the Center and continue to have a positive impact on our students and the real estate community of Ohio and beyond. 

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  • 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.


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250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

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