U-M Alumni Real Estate Lectures on Development, Law & Finance by Jordan Davis


Friday, September 23

Design Matters: The Impact of Design on Successful Commercial Real Estate

Martin Woodrow, M.Arch '91

Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield


12 - 1 p.m., Art + Architecture Building, Room 1227

RSVP for lunch



Friday, September 23

How Zoning Policy Affects Real Estate Prices

Daniel Dain, JD '95

President and Chairman, Dain, Torpy, Le Ray, Weist & Garner, PC


3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Art + Architecture Building, Room 1227

Pizza and networking at 4:30 p.m.; please RSVP



Friday, October 7

Real Estate Finance & Investing (Real title TBD!)

Kimball Woodrow, BA '70, MA '76 (urban planning)

Global Chief Operating Officer, LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.


12-1 p.m., Art + Architecture Building, Room 1227

RSVP for lunch


M. Lou Ecken Kidd

Career Services Coordinator

Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning 

University of Michigan

2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Real Estate Development Certificate Update by Jordan Davis

The Real Estate Development Graduate Certificate is a campus-wide, interdisciplinary graduate certificate program housed under Rackham Graduate School. If you are interested in pursuing this, please join us for an information meeting. At the meeting both the faculty and staff will cover the basic requirements of the program,  how to apply for it, and answer any questions you may have. 

Time: Noon to 1pm Thursday Sept 29

Location:  room 2213 at Art& Architecture building.  

Pizza and drinks will be available.

For those of you who are interested, but cannot make it to the meeting, please feel free to contact Lan Deng, the certificate's faculty director (landeng@umich.edu).

Chicago Trek is a Success! by Jordan Davis

The Real Estate Club recently had the opportunity to meet with a number of Michigan alumni who are key executives and team members at a number of Chicago's top real estate companies.

We would like to sincerely thank McDonalds, Heitman, Stan Johnson Company, Harrison Street RE, Equity International, Ventas, Lasalle, HFF, and Hines for hosting our members! Go Blue.

Leed Training Room November 17th by Jordan Davis

LEED Green Associate (GA) Training
When: November 17 2015 – 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
Where: University of Michigan - Bob and Betty Beyster Building – Room 1690 -http://goo.gl/maps/5EVJk
Registration: http://leadinggreen.ca/umich

Interested in getting involved in the Green Building Industry? Opportunities are plentiful in the field of sustainable design and LEED is at its forefront.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system, or a scorecard. The more energy efficient and sustainable a building is, the more points it will earn. To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 5000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, people in the sustainable construction industry can become LEED Professionals. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only entry level sustainability designation and shows employers and clients that you have certified knowledge in the green building industry. A new LEED rating system (v4) was introduced last month and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system. This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $200 fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center.

Cost: $300 ($200 for full time students)
To register for the class please visit: http://leadinggreen.ca/umich

MREC NYC Trek by Jordan Davis

The Real Estate Club's annual trek to New York City will take place on Jan 7 & 8. Companies that have expressed interest include Boston Properties, NYCEDC, TIAA-Cref, Blackrock, Forest City Ratner, SL Green, Thor Equities, Cushman & Wakefield, Allianz and Rialto.

Please note that attendees are responsible for their own travel to New York and accomodations. 

You can attend either Day 1 or Day 2 or both days. However, all attendees must visit all companies for whichever day(s) they attend. 

The Real Estate Club will cover some meals and local transporation.

The trek is free for Members and $20 for non-Members, registration closes on December 20, 2015.

Walton Street Capital Talk, Featuring Managing Principal Jeffrey Quicksilver by Jordan Davis


Jeffrey Quicksilver, a Managing Principal at Chicago-based Walton Street Capital and fellow Michigan alum, is coming for an educational event to talk about real estate private equity and breaking into the industry. Walton Street Capital recruits on campus for their full-time analyst program each fall, and may even offer summer internship opportunities to interested candidates.  

The event will begin at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, November 18th in room W0770 in Sam Wyly Hall (Ross School of Business). Food and Beverages will be served.

Real Estate Financial Modeling Training by Jordan Davis


The Michigan Real Estate Club is hosting a real estate financial modeling training taught by Joshua Kahr who has taught at many schools and companies such as Blackstone, Wharton, Columbia and Credit Suisse.

The training will be two days from 9am to 5pm on Fri-Sat, Feb 12-13.

On Day One, Kahr will cover the mechanics of financial modeling for real estate investment. The class will explore key concepts such as leverage and the impact of taxation. 

On Day Two, Kahr will work with higher level concepts such as partnership modeling and construction and development modeling.

This training is being subsidized by the Michigan Real Estate Club, the UM/ULI Forum and the Related Companies.


RSVP @ https://ross.campusgroups.com/realestate/rsvp?id=295590

Argus Training by Jordan Davis

ARGUS will be providing a 2-day training course at Ross. Because Argus DCF is being phased out in June 2015, the Real Estate Club has opted to have a training in ARGUS Enterprise, the latest version of the industry standard for valuing commercial real estate assets.

The trainer will also explain how to get Argus certified after the training course on your own.

***NO Cancellations will be allowed. Registration is BINDING, and all who register will need to pay the full $200 or $220 fee to the Real Estate Club before the training even if you do not attend.***

Please register by DECEMBER 11, 2015. Note: in order to receive the member price, you must be a PAID member of the Michigan Real Estate Club.

This training is being subsidized by the UM/ULI Forum, the Michigan Real Estate Club and the Related Companies

RSVP @ https://ross.campusgroups.com/realestate/rsvp?id=294063

MREC Chicago Trek Update by Jordan Davis

The Real Estate Club's annual trek to Chicago will take place on Dec 3 & 4. Several companies have already been confirmed, and all will take resumes. The Trek is free for members, and $40 for non-members.

Please note that attendees are responsible for their own travel to Chicago and accomodations. However, the Real Estate Club has negotiated a rate of $175/night (+ taxes = approx $200/night) at the Courtyard by Marriott. More information about the group hotel rate will be given later.

Because our first meeting is at 9am on Day 1 of the trek, most likely all Day 1 attendees will need to arrive in Chicago on Wedensday, Dec 2.

You can attend either Day 1 or Day 2 or both days. However, all attendees must visit all companies for whichever day(s) they attend.  

The Real Estate Club will cover some meals and transportation to McDonald's HQ. If you RSVP for the McDonald's visit, but do not show up, you will be charged $30 for the cost of the transportation that the Club has incurred.

The trek is free for Members and $20 for non-Members, registration closes on NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Day 1 Companies: McDonald's, Heitman, Stan Johnson, Harrison Street Real Estate

Day 2 Companies: HFF, Hines and more to come

Please RSVP @ https://ross.campusgroups.com/realestate/rsvp?id=294555

Silverstein Properties Talk, Featuring Michigan Alumnus Jason Kaufman by Jordan Davis


On Monday Nov. 16, Jason Kaufman BBA '00 will be giving an educational presentation on Silverstein Properties, owners of three office towers at the World Trade Center in New York City and numerous other properties all over the world.

Jason Kaufman invites all attendees to join him at Dominick's afterwards. This event is only open to Real Estate Club or Real Estate Fund members.

Please RSVP @ https://ross.campusgroups.com/realestate/rsvp?id=293729