The Real Estate Breakfast Series of the Ohio State Center for Real Estate was launched in September 2016. It is designed to strenghten linkages between real estate industry professionals and the university. The series features guest speakers and panels who discuss topics of interest and immediate concern to the real estate community. The roundtables are open to all students and public.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

  • September 21 - Looking Ahead: Future of Multifamily Housing

    The future of the multifamily market continues to be a frequent topic of conversations in central Ohio and beyond. While the demographic projections for central Ohio seem to point toward continuing growth, other indicators suggest a near future slow down. Our panelists discussed different segments of the multifamily market and what we might expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

    • Kerstin Carr, Director of Planning and Environment, MORPC
    • James Croft, Chairmand and CEO, RED Capital
    • Tre Giller, CEO, DRK & Company
    • Edmond Joseph, Vice President, CBRE
    • Guy Worley, CEO, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation

  • January 11 - Impact of E-commerce on Industrial Real Estate

    With the rapid evolution of e-commerce and related distribution requirements, industrial space is in great demand and landlords must adapt to keep pace. Our panel of experts in industrial real estate investing, logistics, and distribution brought a unique perspective to the issue as they discussed what this means for supply chain logistics and distribution facilities.


    • THOMAS GOLDSBY, Professor of Logistics, Chair, Department of Marketing & Logistics
    • ADRIAN KUMAR, Vice President, Solutions Design Group, DHL Supply Chain
    • JONATHAN RUDERSDORF, Vice President, Prologis
    • JOSEPH VERSAGGI, Senior Vice President, Washington Capital Management

    Panelist bios

  • March 22 - Capital Markets Outlook: Risks and Opportunities for Real Estate

    Register HereWhere is the economy going next? What inning are we in? Has the game turned into a double header? What will rising interest rates mean for real estate? And what does all this mean for my business? Our panel of experts discussed these questions, as well as opportunities and risks from the perspective of lenders, institutional investors and investment managers.


    • Renee Csuhran, EVP and Managing Director of Commercial Real Estate, Community Development Lending and Investments, Huntington Bank
    • Mary Ludgin, Managing Director and Head of Global Research, Heitman
    • Jennifer Young Stevens, Principal, The Townsend Group


    Panelist bios


  • June 7 - 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


  • November 29 - Economic Outlook

    Dr. Jacques Gordon is the Global Strategist for LaSalle Investment Management (LIM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of real estate services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). Dr. Gordon is responsible for the macro strategy and micro research used to guide all investment decisions in 30 countries.

    Dr. Gordon received the Graaskamp Award from the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) for his contributions to real estate research and education. He originated the Jones Lang LaSalle Transparency Index in 1999, which has become the world standard for understanding international real estate. His articles appear regularly in the Financial Times, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Wharton Real Estate Review, PREA Quarterly, and other publications.

    Dr. Gordon received his PhD in Urban and Regional Economics from MIT, a master degree from the London School of Economics, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

    When: 11/29/2018
    Where: Mason Hall Rotunda
    Time: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

    Breakfast Series