Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone is starting out the year on a great note!  We had a tremendous final quarter of 2016 in the Center for Real Estate which included 10 students attending the ULI Conference in Dallas, TX.  Thank you to Marquette alumnus Paul Monson (BusAd '13) for chaperoning the  real estate students.  We are extremely fortunate to be able to take students to the professional conferences, thanks to generous contributions from the Real Estate Alumni (REALM).

We are extremely pleased to report that we have maintained 100% placement of our real estate graduates for the sixth year in a row!  While the CRE markets remain strong and hiring consistent, this trend signifies the strength of our graduates and commitment to our program by employers. We have no doubt that our streak will continue!

Looking forward to the spring 2017 semester, we have a lot on the agenda.   Dr. Eppli is on sabbatical in Australia until the end of May but rest assured that his classes are covered. In student news, 8 students will be participating in the Harold E. Eisenberg and NAIOP Minnesota case competitions this spring.  The presentations are scheduled for April 7 in Chicago and April 20 in Minneapolis.  For more information regarding the students, please read a message from RE Club president, Alexis Pagel below.  

Finally, we would like to congratulate Mr. Jim McShane, Founder and CEO of The McShane Companies for receiving ULI's Lifetime Achievement Award.  We are extremely proud to have Jim on our Advisory Board.

We thank you for your continued support of the Center for Real Estate and look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
~Chris Korjenek
Associate Director, Center for Real Estate
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In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Feb 18-REALM Board Meeting, 1-4pm, Colliers Wisconsin

Feb 18-National Marquette Day REALM Happy Hour, The Rumpus Room, 4:30-6:30 pm

Mar 28-MUCRE Advisory Board Meeting

Mar 28-Case Competition Practice Presentations, Marquette University, 5:30-8:00 pm
(Invite only)

Save the Date

Jun 8-Chicago Conference, 8-10 am, Union League Club, Chicago 

Sept 14-Strategies Conference, Marquette University, TBD
Advisory Board
Nancy Haggerty, Chair
Michael, Best & Friedrich
Betty Bell
Pabst Farms Development, WI
Peter Bell
First Realty Company, IL
Scott Benedetto CenterPoint Properties, IL
Pat Biernacki
Millennial Residential, TX
James Clewlow
CenterPoint Properties, IL
Trisha Connolly
Alpha Alternatives, IL
Jim Devine
Newcastle Properties, IL
Steve Disse
Colliers International, IL
Norris Eber
Abbell Associates, IL
Dr. Mark Eppli
Marquette University, WI
John Feeney
The Boulder Group, IL
Jim Imhoff
First Weber Group, WI
Chris Korjenek
Marquette University, WI
David Krill
Marquette University, WI
Allison Kuchny-Curtin
IRC Retail Centers, IL
Robert Mahoney
Barry Mandel
Mandel Group, WI
Theron May
Imperial Realty Co., IL
Joe McElwee
Capitol Senior Housing, PA
Jim McShane
The McShane Co., IL
Molly McShane
Conor Commercial, IL
Jon Mulcahy
BMO Harris Bank, WI
Michelle Panovich
MidAmerica Asset Mgmt, IL
Anthony Pennington-Cross
Marquette University, WI
Danny Queenan
CBRE Global Investors, IL
Mike Riopel
von Briesen & Roper, WI
William Shiel
Shiel Realty Advisors, IL
Kevin Smith
Prudential Real Estate Investors, NJ
Ted Stratman
Interra Realty, IL
Roger Thrun
WHR Group, WI
Mike Wanezek
Colliers International, WI
Greg Warsek
Associated Bank, IL
Social Media

Have you joined the Marquette University Center for Real Estate LinkedIN Group? Consider doing so!  We will be utilizing this group as an additional communication tool! Recent postings include: 

NAIOP Chicago Forecast Breakfast Recap

WI Court of Appeals Decision on TID Assessments

Real Estate Change Agents...the ACRE Program

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Dr. Eppli on the Road
Dr. Mark Eppli continues to be in high demand for speaking appearances.  His research, attention to detail and gifted ability to capture and engage an audience make him an easy choice for educational and informative discussions.  During the final quarter of 2016, Dr. Eppli presented to almost 1,000 attendees at the following events:
  • NAIOP National Forums, Scottsdale, AZ
  • UW Madison Housing Conference, Madison, WI
  • BizTimes/MU/CARW Real Estate Development Conference, Milwaukee, WI
  • Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) Developers Dinner, Milwaukee, WI
  • Wisconsin REALTORS Association Broker Summit, Waukesha, WI
Additionally, Dr. Eppli started 2017 with two return appearances at the NAIOP Chicago Annual Forecast Breakfast for the sixth consecutive year on January 12 and the ULI Cleveland Commercial Real Estate Economic Summary and Forecast for the second year in a row.  Click HERE for an event summary for the NAIOP Chicago event.  

REALM Spotlight-Benjamin Bittner, BusAd '09
Benjamin Bittner graduated from the College of Business in 2009 with a double major in real estate and marketing.  He now resides in Houston, TX.  Learn more about Ben and his short career in acting and much more in our REALM Spotlight.
Student Corner-by Alexis Pagel, BusAd '18, REAL/FIN, RE Club President
Alexis Pagel_ President_ REClub
We begin the spring 2017 semester with a newly elected Executive Board for the Real Estate Club.  After serving last year as Director of Recruitment, I am honored to serve as President for the upcoming year. Together with other board members and the Center, we are pleased to have a record number of members in the RE Club. We are planning an exciting semester of guest speakers, events and site tours including 84 South in Greenfield, WI and the Bucks Training Center and arena.  We will also be hosting a Young Guns Panel in March featuring several real estate alumni.

For a complete list of current and past events, visit the REClub webpage
MUCRE Advisory Board Members via Podcast
In addition to providing valuable expertise and insight for the Center for Real Estate, two members of our Advisory Board have recently been featured in commercial real estate industry podcasts. 

C. Michelle Panovich, Senior Partner at Mid-America Asset Management was the guest for the inaugural podcast series for Schenk Annes Tepper Cambell Ltd., in Chicago called Real Estate for Breakfast. The episode detailed three redevelopment projects including Mid-America's vision and financing for the projects.

Additionally, Greg Warsek, SVP at Associated Bank participated in two recent podcasts for The Opening Bell, a daily feature on WGN radio from 5-6 am.  Associated Bank is a partner of The Opening Bell which includes weekly segments on various industry topics. 
The Fed Interest Rate Hike and the Chicagoland Area Housing Market and The Commercial Real Estate Boom-Where is the Money Coming From.
Marquette real estate students with former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson at the NAIOP Wisconsin Annual Meeting on January 24.
REALM Annual Cubs Game