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.


  • October 5th Breakfast Panel: Brownfields

    Development of brownfield sites offers both risk and reward. How do you evaluate each? When do the rewards outweigh the risks? Are the best opportunities already taken? Join us with a panel of experts to examine this topic. 

    October 5th, 2018 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am, networking hour to follow until 10 am

    Ballroom, Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center

    Light breakfast to be provided. 


  • 2018 Fall Members Dinner

    CRE fall invitation

  • 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



  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome Bill Brennan and Andy Tanner to our Advisory Board. 

     Bill Brennan 

    As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Bill oversees all of Pizzuti’s financial activities, including cultivating capital markets partners. Bill also oversees both the property and asset management functions of the firm.

    A member of Pizzuti’s senior executive team, Bill brings a wealth of experience in the real estate investment and banking fields. He is responsible for structuring debt and equity investments in Pizzuti’s projects, working with both private and public sources including pensions, insurance companies, endowments, Tax Increment Financing, and federal and state tax credits. He also chairs the Investment Committee and actively engages in lease negotiations within the Pizzuti portfolio.

    Prior to joining Pizzuti, Bill was managing director and senior vice president for a major Ohio-based financial institution, where he managed the investment origination and portfolio management teams for the bank’s real estate funds. In this capacity, Bill structured JV and preferred equity investments, along with mezzanine and senior participating debt.

    In addition, he served in other investment-related positions at the bank as well as real estate organizations in Florida and Oregon.

    Andy Tanner

    Mr. Tanner has been with NRP since 2000 as part of the executive management team responsible for growing the company into one of the largest multifamily real estate development firms in the country.  Today he sits on NRP’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  Mr. Tanner is responsible for strategic planning, corporate and project finance, accounting, tax planning, risk management, legal, asset management and information systems. 


    In 2010, Crain’s Cleveland Business named Mr. Tanner CFO of the year.


    Prior to joining NRP, Mr. Tanner spent eight years with Medimetrix Consulting, a Cleveland based management consulting firm, where he performed strategic planning, interim financial management and merger and acquisitions services.  He previously served as a Manger in Ernst & Young’s consulting practice, an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Company and other roles in accounting and financial management. 


    Mr. Tanner current sits on the Board of Trustees of Westside Christian Academy where he leads the school’s facility planning activities and serves as co-chair for its current capital campaign.  Historically, Mr. Tanner participated in Cleveland’s Business Volunteerism Council where he served on the Advisory Council of The Benjamin Rose Institute.  He also guided the strategic planning process of New Directions, a behavioral healthcare provider for chemically dependent adolescents. 


    Mr. Tanner received an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1999 and a BBA from Bowling Green State University in 1986.



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Columbus, OH 43210

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