Discover "What's Next" at the
2019 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference
Join the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association (WREAA) at the 2019 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference themed "What’s Next?" on September 25-26, in Chicago, Illinois! The Conference, Co-Chaired by Michael Zelin of Cushman & Wakefield and Jaime Fink of HFF, will kick off with the Welcome Networking Reception on OneTwoPru’s rooftop deck. Attendees can take advantage of outstanding networking opportunities while enjoying fantastic views of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan.

A compelling speaker program follows on September 26 at the Mid-America Club with a look ahead to the commercial real estate markets in 2020 and a discussion of late cycle investing with Jimmy Hinton, Managing Director of Research for HFF. Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus will be the featured lunch speaker and will share a 360-degree perspective on Washington DC. He will discuss changing demographics and competing ideologies in both the Republican and Democratic parties and what they portend for the future of each party.   

In addition to featured sessions that discuss Opportunity Zones, Capital Markets, Retail, and Late Cycle Investing, premier networking opportunities are planned throughout the program. Mark your calendars and keep an eye open for registration information!
Radisson Blu Aqua to Offer Accommodations During Trends Conference
Discounted accommodations have been secured at the 4 Star Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel for the 2019 Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference. Conveniently located just feet from the Mid-America Club, rooms in the block are available at the rate of $269. The room block rate will be available until August 28 or until the block is sold out. Make reservations early to ensure your space in the limited room block. To book click on the link below and use the promotional code "WREAA9".
Trends Conference Sponsorship
Showcase Your Company!
Become a sponsor of the premier professional development and networking event in the commercial real estate industry! The Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference provides insight into the trends impacting the real estate industry. Trends Conference Sponsorship highlights your company to WREAA's dynamic network of more than 2,000 alumni and friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Real Estate Program. Download the Trends Conference Sponsorship brochure and contact Mandy Kaegy for further information.
Alumni Needed to Recruit MS Candidates
Are you curious about the new MS Real Estate degree? Are you hoping to recruit a student for the program? Listen to this podcast, featuring Sharon McCabe to find out in depth information about the new degree, including what type of student is right for the program and what type of jobs are available to those with the degree. Share the podcast with potential recruits, share on social media, share it everywhere to get the word out! The deadline to apply for the program is May 15, 2019. Contact Sharon McCabe for further information.
Wisconsin Connection Deal Spotlight
Tony Carlson (BBA 2005) of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital and Milo Pinkerton (MS 1979) of MSP Real Estate, Inc. have made donations to the Wisconsin Connection fund to commemorate a recent deal. Grandbridge worked with MSP to refinance the Lincoln Village age-restricted Multifamily property in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The non-recourse loan was funded with a low interest rate fixed for the 15-year term. Many thanks to Tony and Milo!
Considering Making A Wisconsin Connection Fund Donation?
The Wisconsin Connection Fund is the beneficiary of donations made by UW alumni and friends who are involved in real estate transactions with one another. The Wisconsin Connection Fund proceeds are used to directly impact the UW Real Estate Program through funding of the WREAA student intern position, scholarships and student field trips, as well as new initiatives undertaken by the Real Estate Program. To learn more about making a donation to the fund, visit the WREAA website or call the WREAA Office at 262-746-9030.
Membership Directories on the Way!
WREAA membership directories will be on their way next week. There will be a limited number of extra copies, so renew your membership today to reserve yours.
Best Wishes Sharon McCabe
Longtime UW Real Estate faculty member Sharon McCabe will be retiring at the close of this semester. The Grasskamp Center invites alumni and friends to an End-Of-Year Event to bid farewell to Sharon and to wish her well as she embarks on her next great adventure!
 
Event Details:
 
Memorial Union/Tripp Commons
May 13 th 5-8pm
*Appetizers and beverages will be provided
RSVP using button below.
Real Estate Club Presents Innovator Award to Alumnus Robert Bond
Students, alumni, friends and faculty assembled at the Pyle Center on March 28 for the presentation of the Real Estate Club Innovator Award. Following a networking reception, Michael Brennan, Executive Director of the Graaskamp Center, presented the award to Robert Bond (MS 1983), Co-Founder and President of Bond Companies. The Bond Companies is a leading real estate development and investment firm with a focus in multifamily, office, retail and mixed-use projects and offices in both Los Angeles and Chicago. Robert gave an interactive and light-hearted presentation to the club which was very well received by attendees. Students and attendees came away from his presentation grateful for Robert’s words of wisdom and the lessons he provided. Congratulations to Robert!
REC Club Presidents Update Spring 2019
The Real Estate Club has had a busy and educational semester. Find out all the details in the semester recap from Co-Presidents Justin Kremers (MBA 2019) and Brian Cleary (MBA 2019) on the WREAA Network Blog.

2019 WREAA Scholarship Recipients Chosen
The Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association is pleased to announce that recipients for the 2019 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. 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. Learn more about the recipients on the WREAA Network Blog.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019
WREAA Sponsors Graduation Dinner
The UW Real Estate club graduation dinner sponsored by the WREAA was on held Monday night, April 29, at HopCat Restaurant on State Street. WREAA Executive Director, Chris Dicks and Real Estate Club Advisor Sharon McCabe were on hand, along with over forty undergrads and MBA’s. The students took time to reflect on and share memories from their years at UW and celebrate their upcoming graduation. Read more about the dinner on the WREAA Network Blog. Congratulations to the 2019 Graduates! The Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association wishes you the best of luck in your future endeavors and looks forward to your continuing involvement as alumni!
WREAA Career Hub
Post your job positions and internships on the WREAA Career Hub ! Posting is free to employers so please recommend this fantastic resource to colleagues.

Are you looking for a new position? Sign up to receive immediate notification of new positions by signing in at the WREAA website and clicking on the Career Hub link. Once there, select "Subscribe" from the line of options across the top.
A Sampling of Career Opportunities
Investment Associate
Chicago, Illinois

Senior Analyst - CRE Data Analytics
Austin, Texas
  
Real Estate Advisor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Developer Strategy Manager
Milpitas , California
Development Asset Manager
Kansas City, Missouri

Corporate Strategy Analyst/Assoc.
New York, New York
   
Summer Internship - Financial Analyst
Oakbrook, Illinois

Senior Real Estate Analyst
Austin, Texas
Gold Corporate Partners
Silver Corporate Partner
Upcoming Events
May 22, 2019
Graaskamp on the Road - Newport Beach California

May 22, 2019
New York - Tour of Convene at 75 Rockefeller Plaza and Happy Hour

May 29, 2019
Dallas, Texas - JPI Multifamily Development Tours at Richardson and CityLine, Happy Hour following
June 14, 2019
Annual Badger Golf Open - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

August 28, 2019
Madison - Soccer Game with Forward Madison FC

September 25-26, 2019
Wisconsin Real Estate Trends Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Around the Regions
The Minnesota Region Tours
801 Marquette Avenue
Northern California Teams Up
for Fundraiser
Chicago Chapter Holds
Membership Kick Off
Names in the News
David Walsh (BBA 2018) has joined Greystar in Austin, Texas, as a Development Analyst and can be reached at david.walsh@greystar.com .
 
Kristin Bertram (BBA 2006) is now the Vice President and Head of the Denver office for iBorrow. Get in touch with Kristin at kristin@iborrow.com .

John Hoffman (MBA 2003) has founded and is serving as President of Bracket Partners in Arlington Heights, Illinois. You can contact John at jhoffman@bracketpartners.com .
 
Laura (Knepper) Hutchins (BBA 2006) married Mark Hutchins on June 24, 2018 at historic Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. Laura and Mark reside in Chicago, Illinois. Please send your congratulations to Laura at laurakhutchins@gmail.com .

George Ryan (BBA 2011) has been promoted from Real Estate Manager to Director of Real Estate for Five Below, Inc. George will be relocating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Newport Beach, California to oversee Five Below’s West Coast expansion. George can be reached at gryanNJ@gmail.com .
 
Christina Coyne (BBA 2004) has relocated from Chicago, Illinois to Scottsdale, Arizona where she started her own consulting firm, EQ Office. Her consulting firm focuses on the underwriting, due diligence, and closing processes for commercial real estate transactions. Reach Christina at christina@coyneventures.com .
 
Kyle Bryant (BBA 2008) has been promoted from Vice President to Director for Duff & Phelps in Chicago, Illinois. Contact Kyle at kbryant00@gmail.com .


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