McCombs undergrads visit Hunt Realty Investments on Oct. 25, 2013
On October 25, both McCombs graduate and undergraduate real estate students visited a number of prominent real estate firms in Dallas. The undergrad students schedule included Behringer Harvard, CBRE, Crow Holdings, Hunt Realty Investments and Prudential Mortgage Capital Company.
Graduate students stopped by Hillwood Investment Properties, Invesco Real Estate, KDC, Lincoln Property and Prologis.
All agree that these trips provide an invaluable learning experience for students. Thanks so much to all the firms that hosted students this year.
Sheridan Titman, McComb’s Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services and Garry Twite, a Visiting Professor, were awarded the 2013 NAREIT Distinguished Research Prize for the best paper presented at the AREUEA/NAREIT Research Conference in Chicago this summer. Their co-author was Libo Sun. The winning paper was entitled “REIT and Commercial Real Estate Returns: A Post Mortem of the Financial Crisis”.
Congratulations Professors Titman and Twite!
BISNOW reports that Camden Property’s Keith Oden, Ric Campo and Jeannine Henry opened Tuesday’s trading session of the NYSE.
The firm is one of the largest multifamily REITs in the country and is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public company.
Congratulations to Camden!
Congrats to REFIC’s Managing Director, Joseph Cahoon – his recent office development project, the new Cirrus Logic corporate headquarters building at 6th & West Ave, won ABJ’s office project of the year!
Congratulations go to the REFIC MBA team for their first place win in the University of North Carolina’s Real Estate Development Challenge on February 15, 2013. This year’s team members were Courtney Blackburn MBA ’13, Mason Gilmore MBA ’14, Ziad Haddad MBA ’14 and Richard Long MBA ’14. They will divide a prize of $10,000.
The other universities competing in the Challenge were Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, London Business School, Northwestern, NYU, UCLA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USC and Vanderbilt.
This win comes on the heals of a 4th place win by another McCombs MBA team in the 2012 McCombs Real Estate Challenge.
Kudos go to all of these outstanding students who have represented the McCombs MBA program this school year.
Jay Hartzell, chair of the Department of Finance, and Jung-Eun Kim, a McCombs Ph.D. student, have co-authored the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center’s first white paper. The paper, “Returns in the Nontraded REIT Industry: Evidence from Full-Cycle Events”, was produced in conjunction with Blue Vault Partners, a firm that specializes in nontraded REITs.
Professor Hartzell was quoted in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the specific qualities of non-traded REITs and their performance. To see the WSJ article
Texas URE information Sessions begin next week!
October 16th at 5:30pm (GSB 2.120)
October 25th at 5:00pm (GOL 2.110 The Main Jury Room)
October 30th at 5:30pm (GSB 2.120)
Degree-seeking undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin are invited to attend. Register online.
The new Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate Program (“Texas URE”) kicks off its first semester, and students across campus are already showing great enthusiasm for the program. Read more about the program’s launch or visit the program’s website.
The Undergraduate Real Estate Certificate has made its way through final approvals. We are very excited about this opportunity for students to receive a truly multidisciplinary real estate education. More info to come….
Real Estate Students from the McCombs School of Business Undergraduate and Graduate Real Estate Societies will visit San Antonio on March 23 to examine the Hotel Contessa and Broadway project and visit various Real Estate Companies.
The Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the McCombs School will then host a reception at La Gloria for UT affiliates in Real Estate. For more information on the reception, please email Christina Griego.