Trends Conference Speakers Announced!   
Daniel G. Sullivan
John Mauldin
Attendees of the 2017 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference will enjoy an impressive slate of speakers. Save the dates, September 27-28, and plan to attend the Trends Conference in Chicago.
John Mauldin, Chairman of Mauldin Economics, a keynote speaker, is a noted financial expert and New York Times best-selling author.   John is the publisher of "Thoughts from the Frontline", one of the most widely read investment newsletters in the world. 

Daniel G. Sullivan, Director of Research and an Executive Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will give the afternoon keynote.   Daniel oversees the Bank's research in monetary policy, banking and financial markets, microeconomics and regional economics.
Watch your email and the WREAA website for the release of further conference information.

New Sponsorship Opportunities! 
WREAA has added new opportunities for event sponsorships during the 2017 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference. The popular conference, which regularly sells out, connects over 200 real estate professionals with industry experts who share their perspectives and experiences relating to commercial real estate trends. Build visibility and cultivate relationships with decision makers from top companies in the real estate industry through recognition as a 2017 Trends Conference event sponsor. Let WREAA showcase your organization! Download the Trends Conference brochure and contact Mandy Kaegy for further information.

Say Hello to....

Emmet Gaffney  
WREAA Social Media Ambassador 
WREAA is pleased to welcome a new voice to our social media channels! Emmet Gaffney, (BBA 2018) was recently chosen as the first WREAA Social Media Ambassador. Emmet will keep alumni up to date on student and real estate club activities along with working on special projects which will be highlighted on the new "WREAA Network Blog". The Social Media Ambassador position is funded through the generous donations of alumni to the Wisconsin Connection Fund. To learn more about the fund and how you can directly impact the UW Real Estate Program, visit the Wisconsin Connection Fund webpage. Congratulations to Emmet! To learn more about Emmet, visit the Student Ambassador page on the WREAA website. 

Help Recruit to the MBA Program!
Competition for the best and brightest Real Estate MBA students has never been tighter. Check out how you can help recruit talented candidates to the Wisconsin Real Estate MBA program by clicking here
WREAA Career Hub Update
Graduation Day 2017 is just around the corner!  Secure a first rate graduate for your company today by posting your entry level jobs and internship positions to the WREAA Career Hub!  Posting is free to all employers.  Strengthen the Alumni network by recommending the resource to your colleagues.  

Sampling of Current Career Center Listings
Development Project Manager 
Minneapolis, MN , Minnesota

Investor Relations Associate
Chicago, Illinois

Development Intern 
Madison, Wisconsin
Financial Analyst
Skokie, Illinois

Investment Analyst
Chicago, Illinois

Director of Asset Management
Burlington, Vermont

UW Real Estate Club Hosted by
Seattle Alums during Spring Trip

The UW Real Estate Club traveled to Seattle, Washington at the beginning of March to tour some of the 65 major construction projects in progress there. Social Media Ambassador, Emmet Gaffney (BBA 2018), has written a post on the new " WREAA Network Blog" and put together a video compilation with details of the trip. Many thanks to Seattle Alums Greg Van Patten (BBA '93), Tom Craig (MS '94), Dan Lessor (MBA '10), Matt Simo (BBA '04), Brad Lange (MS '90) and Lisa Hagen (BBA '05) for their help in developing the itinerary and for the warm welcome.

UW Real Estate Students Compete in Canada
In early March, a team of four UW Real Estate BBA's traveled to Toronto to compete in the 2017 Expand Your Empire Ryerson Real Estate Development Competition. Hard work paid off for the team and they placed second to the University of Guelph, who had home advantage. Along with the second-place finish, the team also received the Most Innovative Proposal Award. Congratulations to the team, Ou Chung, Nick Martin, Beau Vande Walle and Ryan Watt!
Upcoming Events
March 31, 2017  
Happy Hour during UW Real Estate Club Women's Trip to Chicago 
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May 19, 2017
Graaskamp on the Road Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota - Event is Full 
June 9, 2017
Illinois Region Badger Golf Open, Lake Geneva WI

September 27-28, 2017
Wisconsin Real Estate
Trends Conference 
Names in the News

Jeffrey Robbins (BBA 2005) has joined Walker & Dunlop as a Managing Director in Chicago, Illinois. Reach Jeffrey at

Michael Zoellner (MBA 2014) has joined FrontRange Capital Partners in Greenwood Village, Colorado as a Senior Financial Analyst and can be reached at

James Heald, Affiliate Member, has been promoted from Senior Associate to Vice President for JLL in Chicago, Illinois. James can be reached at

Alex Antolino (BBA 2010) has been promoted to Vice President of Development at DDR Corp in Beachwood, Ohio.  Alex is responsible for sourcing retail value-add redevelopment and ground-up development projects in the United States. Get in touch with Alex at  

Max Hecht (BBA 2015) has joined Jamestown as an Asset Management and Development Analyst in Brooklyn, New York. Contact Max at

Russell Marks (MBA 2007) has joined L'Oreal USA in Clark, New Jersey as Director of Real Estate for North and South America. Connect with Russell at .


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