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 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 positive impact on our students and the real estate community of Ohio and beyond. 

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  • Announcing new Advisory Board member

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome a new member to our Advisory Board, Mr. Jeffrey Witherell, the Chief Executive Officer of Plymouth REIT. 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.

  • 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

606 Fisher Hall
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

For more information about the Center for Real Estate, please contact Jana Hrdinova: