Marquette Real Estate Alumni,
On behalf of REALM, we hope everyone had a productive and successful first quarter of 2018. We are going into the new year with exciting initiatives to look forward to with the MU Center for Real Estate. Each year we grow from beyond our local home base in Milwaukee as we reach nearly every corner of the country. This year is an especially monumental year as it marks the 10th Anniversary of the MU Center for Real Estate! Due to our alumni, the Marquette brand is growing in influence and prestige. This first quarter update outlines what we have accomplished and what is planned in the months to come. Here's to continuing the momentum in the months ahead!

~ Kayley (Carswell) DiCicco, 
Bus Ad '13,  VP of Communication / Marketing   - REALM Network
Regional Sales Manager, Level Office, Chicago, IL
CRE Endowment Campaign
The Center for Real Estate was founded in October 2008, and this year marks our 10th Anniversary. Through the support of countless donors, alumni, employers, students, parents, and partners, we've helped the real estate program grow into one of the best in the nation.

To celebrate a decade of excellence, our alumni and friends have asked us to start something special: an endowment. And we have listened. 

Over a 3 week span, we raised $25,675 from 120 donors through our GiveCampus campaign (formerly Indiegogo)!

Recap of our donations by class - nearly 48% of our alums from 2011-2017 donated. Thank you!

Grad Year Gift Amount % Class
2004 $450 60%
2005 $500 10%
2006 $200 10%
2007 $1,000 10%
2008 $1,200 26%
2009 $2,850 16%
2010 $840 23%
2011 $4,565 (1st) 38%
2012 $3,000 50%
2013 $1,400 58%
2014 $775 41%
2015 $895 38%
2016 $1,235 52%
2017 $380 61% (1st)

Over the coming calendar year, the Center for Real Estate is raising a $6 Million Endowment to support the program. Both individual and corporate gifts will be accepted. More details forthcoming. If you have potential gifts please reach out to Andy Hunt at

As an endowment, your gift creates an ongoing source of income for the CRE in perpetuity. Gifts to the fund are invested and a small portion is paid out each year to support the Center's operations, including our incredible applied learning experiences, student trips to national conferences (ICSC, NAIOP, ULI), student case competitions, career counseling, job and internship placement efforts, alumni support, and planning for our annual events.  Thank you to all who gave.
REALM Fall '17 - MU Case Competition Results
REALM sponsored a local case competition for the Marquette Real Estate students last Fall. The site used for the competition was due to a partnership with REALM and Milwaukee Public Schools, the current owners of the site. The building was located at 10th & Highland on the edge of the Pabst Brewery. 

There were six student teams with three fantastic judges: Nick Bickler, Tony Janowiec, and Chris Korjenek. Marquette Alumni volunteered to help included Andy Schoene, Andy Sinclair,  Rick Stoll, Mike Wanezek, Michael Wirth, and Michael Kelly.  Students proposed multiple uses including a conversion to office, medical office, apartments, and one winning proposal to raise the building and put up an entertainment oriented retail complex. 
Marquette internal "Judgement Day" case competition Fall 2017

Both alumni and students enjoyed the competition. REALM has started plans for the 2nd Annual Marquette Case Competition for Fall 2018. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact John Feeny at

10 Year Celebration + Inaugural Alumni Awards
Save the Date - Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Center for Real Estate and REALM Network will be hosting a 10 Year Celebration for the founding of the CRE. Please save the date! Questions or interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact CRE Director Andy Hunt,

 Alumni in Action - REAL Life Achievements
In January 2018 Marquette Alumnus Bob Mahoney of CBRE transacted with other Marquette Alumni at MLG Capital in  the sale of Grafton Commons. MLG acquired the asset in Joint Venture Partnership. Marquette Alumni at MLG included Andy Sinclair, Rick Stoll, Sam Morris, and Mitch Faccio.  The center was ±240,000 square feet was shadow anchored by Costco and was anchored by PetSmart, Dick's, Best Buy, and Aldi.

Congrats to all Marquette Alumni involved in the deal! 

Nominate someone to be recognized! Nominate a deal! Contact - 
REALM Executive Board Members
President: Andy Sinclair, BusAd '11
VP of Education: John FeeneyBusAd '11
VP of Social: Kathryn SugrueBusAd '14
VP of Philanthropy/Fundraising: Michael Kelly
BusAd '07
VP of Communication/Marketing: Kayley DiCicco
BusAd '13

LinkedIN: Have you joined our REALM Group? 
Join the REALM LinkedIn page for the latest updates and happenings of what is occurring amongst Marquette's Real Estate Alumni.
Upcoming Events & Happenings
REALM Sponsored Events:
  • Inside Look at REALM Board Members' workplaces:
  • Join us on May 3rd at historic Pabst Blue Ribbon in Milwaukee, with a tour & presentation by VP of Philanthropy/Fundraising, Michael Kelly (BusAd '07, Law '13, SVP, Blue Ribbon Management). 
  • Then on Wednesday, August 1st join us at Level Office at 318 W Adams in Chicago, tour & presentation by VP of Communication, Kayley DiCicco (Bus Ad '13, Regional Sales Manager, Level Office).
  • Post-Strategies Conference 10 Year Celebration:
    Details to be announced, event to take place Thursday, September 6, 2018 at The Wisconsin Club, Milwaukee, WI.
Center of Real Estate Sponsored Events: 
  • CRE Leadership Breakfast: The event is set for Tuesday, April 24. Register now!
  • Marquette Annual Strategies Conference: The conference is set for
    Thursday, September 6th. More details to follow.
Previous REALM Events:
  • On Saturday March 3rd, 2018 - REALM hosted our 10th annually spring social following the Creighton-Marquette Game. A few photos from the event!