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Summer 2015

Dear Colleagues, Associates, and Friends:

We are already in the planning stage for our 14th Annual Real Estate Gala to take place on November 5, 2015 at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Please mark your calendars now for one of the most exciting real estate events in Chicago.  Last year the Gala had over 440 persons in attendance - a new record - and brought in over $300,000 in donations.

After winning the Harold Eisenberg Foundation Midwest Real Estate Challenge in both 2013 and 2014, the Roosevelt team won again for the 2015 competition which took place on April 11th at the Standard Club.  We enjoyed our fellowship with the other schools as well.  CONGRATULATIONS ROOSEVELT TEAM!

Dr. Thomas W. Hamilton, Associate Professor of Real Estate and the Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair, led our first class in International Real Estate Development in a visit to a new urbanist town in the Cayman Islands in May.  The eight students also interviewed other projects, planning officials and industry experts in their visit.

We thank our many donors who support our scholarship programs including the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller, Northern Builders, Roldan, Newman, Panovich, Fogelson and other funds - we will be assisting over 25 students this fall.  NAIOP Chicago and Chicago Association of REALTORS are also providing special scholarships - we thank them all.

Thank you for your interest in the program.  Contact Latosha McKinney, Institute Coordinator (312-281-3269 or or me for more information. We are recruiting now for students who wish to start the MBA/RE or MSRE program in fall 2015 - the scholarship deadline is June 30th - apply NOW.

Best Regards,
Jon B. DeVries, CRE, AICP
Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate