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Spring 2015

Dear Colleagues, Associates, and Friends:

On November 13, 2014 the 13th Annual Real Estate Gala took place at the Four Seasons Hotel.  Our Lifetime Leadership awardee was J. Michael Drew, Principal, Structured Development, who is developing New City.  The event 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, a new student team is at work for the 2015 competition which will take place on April 11th at the Standard Club.  Adjunct Professor Dennis Harder and Jonathan Dennis are again advising the team.  GO ROOSEVELT TEAM!!

Dr. Thomas W. Hamilton joined our faculty as Professor of Real Estate and the Gerald Fogelson Distinguished Chair for the fall semester. This spring he is leading a special class in International Real Estate Development that is working on plans for a major community in the Cayman Islands and will be visiting the site in May.

We thank our many donors who support our scholarship programs including the Goldie B. Wolfe Miller, Northern Builders, Roldan, Newman, Panovich, Kahnweiler and Fogelson funds. Because of their generosity we are assisting over 30 students this year.

Thank you for your interest in the program.  Do not hesitate to 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.

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