Fall 2018 Newsletter
Annual Fall Reception Kicks Off 2018
Academic Year
The Real Estate Center kicked off the 2018/19 academic year at the Annual Fall Reception on Tuesday, September 4th.  In keeping with tradition, Charlie Wurtzebach, Center Director and Department Chairman, announced the recipients of this year's academic, travel, and external scholarship awards. 

In all there were 13 different scholarship categories. In total, the Center awarded $86,967 in academic scholarships to 21 real estate students. An additional five students were awarded to cover travel expenses for attending real estate conferences across the country including ICSC, PREA and ULI. Furthermore, an additional seven students were awarded $54,000 in external scholarships. Overall, our students were awarded a total of over $140,000 in academic scholarships.

A special thanks to the real estate community and all of the donors who provided funding for the scholarships and congratulations to the following students for winning these prestigious awards:
Chicago Commercial RE Industry Endowed Scholarship

Dominic Diorio
Robert Johnson 
Simon Tan 

DePaul Alumni Association (DREAA) Endowed Scholarship

Dana Alfirevic
Michael Holtzman
Olga Olejniczak
Soudeh Taghabon

Douglas Crocker Endowed Scholarship

Lawrence Smith
Robert Petersen
Ryan Roberts

Ken McHugh Real Estate Centers Endowed Scholarship

Maximillian Everhardt

Michael J. Horne Memorial Real Estate Center Endowed Scholarship

Lindsey White
Willie Jubiter
Brandon Svec

Real Estate Center Sponsor Fund Scholarships

Joshua Siegel
Joseph Vandenorth
Nicolas Cordoba

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Robert and Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship

Cole Smith

Susanne E. Cannon Endowed Scholarship

Joseph Coney
Aron Mandelbaum
Ashley Hotza 

Charles H. Wurtzebach, PhD and Susan M. Marshall Endowed Travel Scholarship

Olga Olejniczak
Ashley Hotza 
Nicolas Cordoba
Soudeh Taghabon
Yiyuan Zhang

The Goldie Initiative Scholars

Gabriele Katilius
Sheila Loberg
Olga Olejniczak
Soudeh Tagahbon


Ken Lodge

Eisenberg Foundation

Gabriele Katilius

Homebuilders Association

Michelle Chicago
2018 Annual Report Publication
The Real Estate Center's 2018 Annual Report has recently been published. The report can be found at the following link:
Fourteenth Annual DePaul/REIA Summit
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Breakfast 7:45 a.m. Program 8:15 - 10:00 a.m.
Maggiano's Little Italy 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago

Co-Chairman:   E. James Keledjian , Chairman, REIA and Principal, Pathway to Living, LLC

Co-Chairman:  Charles Wurtzebach, Chairman, Department of Real Estate, The Real Estate Center at DePaul University

Ideally, we would like our panelists to discuss their views of the results of the Real Estate Center’s Chicago Mid-Year 2018 Market Survey/Perspectives report and the specific impact of real estate taxes, interest rate trends, and trade wars on real estate investment in the coming 6 -12 months. While the Survey is Chicago focused, the discussion need not be as many of these issues affect other real estate markets

James D. Shilling , Michael J. Horne Chair, Real Estate Studies, DePaul University

Professor Jim Shilling will give a 10 minute presentation followed by a panel discussion with 3 panelists including Jim. Wurtzebach will moderate the panel. Jim’s presentation will use the survey as a base, but not be a regurgitation of the survey. We will provide copies of the survey to the attendees.  

Elizabeth L. Gracie , Member, O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes LLC
We would see your focus to highlight Cook County and Chicago real estate taxes .

Michael Episcope , Principal and Co-Founder, Origin Investments
Focus on the specific impact of real estate taxes, interest rate trends, and trade wars on real estate investment in the coming 6 -12 months

Marcus Hamacher , Senior Vice President, Ziegler Capital Investments
We would see your focus to highlight interest rate trends and their likely impact on real estate investing.
Weitzman Scholarship:
Supported by DePaul University & Weitzman Foundation
Presented by:
Howard Weitzman, Arden Weitzman & Howard Powers, Weitzman Realty
REIA Member – $35 • Non-Member – $55
Student – $20

After 9/24/18 REIA Member $45 – Non-Member $65 – Student $30
Valet Parking Available
Reservations and cancellations must be made by Monday, September 24, 2018 for early-bird pricing. Walk-ins & reservations received after September 24, 2018 will incur a $10 surcharge.
Sponsors & Endowment Funds
Endowment Funds

Susanne Ethridge Cannon Endowed Scholarship

Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship

Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of the Real Estate Center

Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Real Estate Endowed Scholarship  
Michael J. Horne Endowed Real Estate Scholarship 
Kenneth McHugh Real Estate Endowment

George L. Ruff Real Estate Studies Professorship

Robert & Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship

Charles H. Wurtzebach & Susan M. Marshall Endowed Scholarship 
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