2017 Trends Conference Update  
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

The 2017 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference will be held
in Chicago on Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th. Event and patron sponsorship opportunities are now available. Contact Mandy Kaegy for more information.   
Thank You Honor Roll Members!
The support of Cornerstone and Sustaining members helps WREAA to adopt new initiatives to advance the Wisconsin Real Estate Program and Network. We are grateful for their dedication and generous financial support to the Wisconsin Real Estate Network. On Wisconsin!

Meet Our Alumni Leaders
Say Hello to....

Dan Flattery
Northern California Regional Director 
The WREAA Board of Directors welcomes Dan Flattery (BBA 2008) who was elected to serve as the Northern California Regional Director in September. Dan is an Associate for Northwestern Mutual Life and has worked in San Francisco sourcing new investments for Northwestern Mutual's $40 billion real estate portfolio since 2011. Prior to this role, Dan served in Northwestern Mutual's underwriting group where he facilitated the review and approval of more than $3 billion of transactions.

Eric Komppa
Colorado/Texas Regional Director
Eric Komppa (MBA 2009) has joined the WREAA Board as the Colorado/Texas Regional Director. Eric is the Vice President of Investments at Corum Real Estate Group. Eric's responsibilities include sourcing, managing and procuring acquisitions and development opportunities for Corum. Prior to joining Corum Real Estate Group, Eric worked in Seattle for Bentall Kennedy, a pension advisory firm. Eric is active in both the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP. Welcome to the WREAA Board Eric!
Membership Renewal Underway for 2017

So many reasons to renew! Check out our newly released video and hear what fellow alums have to say!

Please continue your support of the Wisconsin Real Estate Program and involvement in the leading alumni network of commercial real estate professionals! Head to www.wreaa.org to renew today!

Secure a 2017 Corporate Sponsorship!
Corporate sponsorship builds visibility, cultivates relationships with decision makers and provides an excellent forum to showcase your organization. Download WREAA's sponsorship brochure and contact Mandy Kaegy for more information. 

WREAA Career Hub Update

Employers are invited to post job positions and internships on the WREAA Career Hub!  Posting is free to all employers.  Strengthen the Alumni network by recommending the resource to your colleagues. 

Looking for a new position?  Sign up to receive immediate notification of new positions by signing in at the WREAA website and clicking on the Career Hub link. Once there, select "Subscribe" from the line of options across the top.  

Current Career Center Listings

Contact Ben Stevens for more information.

View the Equity Kicker Online!
The Fall/Winter 2016 Equity Kicker should have arrived in your mailbox. Share the online version with friends and colleagues!

Upcoming Events
March 1-3, 2017  
Real Estate Club Field Trip
Seattle, Washington

February 13, 2017
Real Estate Club Career Fair
at Union South
June 9, 2017
Illinois Region Badger Golf Open, Lake Geneva WI

September 27-28, 2017
Wisconsin Real Estate
Trends Conference 
Celebrating Leadership and Excellence
2017 WREAA Scholarship Program Underway
The Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) is now accepting applications for 2017 scholarship opportunities. Four scholarships will be available to UW Real Estate students for the 2017-2018 academic year: The WREAA Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarships which consist of (1) $5000 graduate scholarship and up to (2) $2000 undergraduate scholarships; in honor of recently retired Professor, Stephen Malpezzi, the "Tradition and Innovation Scholarship", consisting of one (1) $5000 scholarship, open to both Graduate and Undergraduate students; and the Dianne M. Orbison Memorial Real Estate Scholarship Award, consisting of (1) $5000 scholarship award.  It is not possible to apply for these scholarships through the UW Real Estate Program scholarship process. Applications are available on the WREAA website and must be submitted directly to the WREAA office.
Around the Regions
Illinois Region Holiday
at Federales    

Colorado Badgers
Tour Stanley Marketplace  

Minnesota Region Holds Crystal Ball Panel and Holiday Party

Dallas Alumni Get Behind the Scenes at Granite Park

Names in the News
Peter Rowe (MS 1975) has joined SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Laguna Woods, California and can be reached at
Michael Pfaff (MBA 2008) has relocated from New York, New York to Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael works for Wells Fargo as Vice President - Real Estate Capital Markets and can be reached at
James Cope (MS 1989) has been promoted from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Walker & Dunlop in Harland, Wisconsin. James can be reached at
Jack Klister (BBA 2016) has joined Stan Johnson Company as an Analyst in Chicago, Illinois and can be reached at
Aaron Konop (BBA 2016) has joined Continental Properties as a Development Associate in Sussex, Wisconsin and can be reached at

To have your announcement included in the next newsletter, email Jane Miller.