Biennial Reunion Plans Take Shape
Join the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) at the 2018 Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Conference and Reunion, September 13-15, in Madison, Wisconsin! Networking opportunities will abound on
Thursday, September 13, beginning with the Badger Golf Outing, to be held at University Ridge Golf Course. Three small group networking events are scheduled for late afternoon; the Women's Reception, a Student Speed Networking event, and a VIP reception.  Attendees are encouraged to gather on the Grand Plaza at the Edgewater on Thursday evening to join WREAA at the Welcome Reception, sponsored by Eastdil Secured. The Alumni Banquet, featuring mentalist Oz Pearlman, will follow the reception. The banquet will wrap up with a new event for attendees, 5th Quarter Cocktails on the Grand Plaza.
On Friday, September 14th, the conference will return to the newly renovated Memorial Union with author and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan scheduled to give the opening keynote. Friday's program includes a Fireside Chat, concurrent panel sessions covering the retail sector and capital markets, and a panel with real estate entrepreneurs. Premier networking opportunities are planned throughout the day, beginning with the Morning Networking Break and ending with the Closing Reception. The current conference schedule is available at the WREAA website. Make plans now to attend and don't miss a single moment!
Let WREAA Showcase Your Organization
Build visibility and cultivate relationships with decision makers from top companies in the real estate industry through participation in the 2018 Biennial Conference as a sponsor.  A premier professional development and networking event in the commercial real estate industry, the Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Conference provides insight into the trends impacting the real estate industry. The event fosters important professional connections within WREAA's dynamic network of more than 2,000 alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Real Estate Program. Download the Biennial Sponsorship brochure and contact Mandy Kaegy for further information.

Biennial Room Block Now Available at the Edgewater
WREAA has reserved a room block at the Edgewater Hotel for the 2018 Biennial Reunion.  Rooms in the block are available September 13-15 at a special rate of $195/Tues-Friday and $239/Saturday. The rate will be available until August 14 or until the block is sold out.  To book a room, call the Edgewater at 800-922-5512 and request the Wisconsin Real Estate Biennial Conference room block.
Membership Directory Deadline Nears

The WREAA membership directory will go to print soon! There will be a limited number of extra copies, so renew your membership today to reserve yours. Already renewed? Head to the WREAA website to check and update your mailing address to ensure a timely delivery.

Victory for UW Real Estate
at Villanova
Congratulations to the UW Madison student team and advisor Arif Qureshi for their 1st place ranking during the 2018 Villanova Real Estate Challenge. The team which consisted of Austin Jansen, Austin Wolske, Brett Bousquet, and Blaine Barker, developed a feasibility proposal for a 30,500 sqft site in downtown Philadelphia adjacent to a train station for Brandywine Realty Trust. Second place went to the University of Southern California. Check out more details on the WREAA Blog. Go Badgers!
Scot Eisendrath    
Market Representative, San Diego, California 
Scot Eisendrath is the Market Representative for San Diego in the Southern California Region. Scot has a broad range of experience within the real estate industry, and has participated in the acquisition, disposition, development, asset management and/or financing of $8 billion of real estate assets including in excess of 30,000 multifamily units and 20 million square feet of commercial space. Scot is a Principal and Managing Director of Pathfinder Partners, LLC, a San Diego based real estate investment firm specializing in opportunistic and value-add residential real estate investments.  Prior to his role at Pathfinder, Scot was a Managing Director of a national real estate brokerage firm.  He managed a staff that provided comprehensive financial and analytical consulting services for prominent corporate clients, pension funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, REIT's, developers and other institutional clients. 

Upcoming Events
April 26, 2018
MacArthur Commons Tour and Happy Hour
Northern California

May 7, 2018
Real Estate Capital Markets Roundtable & Dinner
New York

May 10, 2018
Spring Happy Hour, Atlanta
May 11, 2018
Graaskamp on the Road Event in Orange County, California

June 15, 2018
Badger Golf Open
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

September 13-15, 2018

Biennial Wisconsin Real Estate Reunion and Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.
WREAA Scholarship Committees Select 2018 Recipients
The Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association is pleased to announce that recipients for the 2018 scholarships have been chosen!  Through the generous support of UW -Madison Real Estate alumni and friends, WREAA is able to fund and administer four annual scholarships worth a total of $19,000.  Many thanks to the twenty alumni volunteers who donated their time and expertise to read and evaluate the scholarship applications and essays submitted by students.

Around the Regions
Boston Welcomes the Real Estate Club  


WREAA Meets Dr. Mark Eppli in Milwaukee

Southern California Region Tours the Boardwalk

WREAA Career Hub
Graduation Day is just around the corner!  Secure a first rate graduate for your company today by posting your entry level jobs to the WREAA Career Hub!  The Career Hub is also a resource for more senior level positions.  Posting is free to all employers. Looking for potential applicants?  Utilize the "Resume Search/CV" option available in the Career Hub. Strengthen the Alumni network by recommending the resource to your colleagues.

Sampling of Career Opportunities
Real Estate Intern  
New York, New York   

Investment Advisory Multifamily Analyst   
Chicago, Illinois

Investment Advisory Analyst
Tampa, Florida
Director of Senior Living Asset Management  
Minneapolis, Minnesota

VP of Asset Management  
Chicago, Illinois 

Senior Analyst/Associate 
Excelsior, Minnesota
Names in the News
Abby Cain (BBA 2012) has been promoted from Senior in Transaction Real Estate to Manager in Transaction Real Estate for Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Abby at .
Zach Zanolli (MBA 2015) has joined Equity Group Investments as Director in Chicago, Illinois. Get in touch with Zach at .
Dan Lessor (MBA 2010) was recently promoted from Development Executive to Director of Real Estate for Mortenson Development, Inc. in Kirkland, Washington. Reach Dan at .
Congratulations to Terry Hilgenberg (MS 1973) on his re-election as Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (DNR).  Get in touch with Terry at
Daniel Flattery (BBA 2008) is now Director of Debt and Equity Investment Production covering the Northwest region for Northwestern Mutual Real Estate Investments in San Francisco, California.  He was also recently given a promotion that included a geographic switch from Northern California to Northwest (Seattle and Portland). Dan can be reached at
Ashley (Jenkins) Babelon (BBA 2008) was married in April 2017 to Octave Babelon. The couple resides in Chicago, Illinois. Ashley works for Ernst & Young, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Ashley at

We'd like to hear from you.  Please email Jane Miller to have your news included in the next newsletter.