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Eisenberg Foundation Real Estate Challenge 2016

The Roosevelt team competed again for the fifth time in the Eisenberg Real Estate Challenge which took place on April 9, 2016.  The team was led again by Adjunct Professor Dennis Harder.  The team tied for 2nd place and an Honorable Mention Award.

The project was named Englewood Junction by the team and involved a detailed retail development program tailored to the emerging needs of the community and as a complement to the Whole Foods store under construction.  RU Team members were: Cristina Gallo, Angelo Demeros, Vera Halicki, Steven Hammerschlag, Danielle Han, Lillian Harris, Jocelyn Jung and Jose Ramos.

Real Estate Scholarships

Applications are open. The deadline for spring is June 30, 2017.

All scholarship applicants must sign this FERPA consent form, granting access to their education records to the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate Scholarship Committee members.  This form does not need to be renewed and will stay in effect through graduation.  Please include this form with your scholarship submissions.

Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative

Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative is now accepting applications for Fall, 2016 scholarships. Please visit http://www.gbwmi.org for more information about the Initiative and access to the Scholarship Application, which can be completed online and submitted for consideration electronically.

Roldan Future Hispanic Leaders

Hipolito Roldan, President, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation (HHDC) oversees a wide range of community development activities. HHDC seeks to stabilize and enhance Latino communities by developing, managing and investing in ventures that increase the availability of affordable housing, promote economic opportunity and enhance the quality of life.

In 1988, Mr. Roldan was awarded the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his work in community development. He has committed funds from his fellowship for the establishment of the TOMORROW'S HISPANIC LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE program. The program is designed to give opportunities to students to obtain a graduate degree that combines academic and "hands on" experience in community development and real estate. The program would also be tailored to compliment the pioneering work Mr. Roldan has accomplished through HHDC over the past 30 years.

Northern Builders Future Industrial Leaders 

The goal of the Northern Builders Scholarship is to recruit, educate, financially assist and support early and mid-career persons in leadership track positions in the Chicago industrial real estate field. the scholarship is administered through the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate in cooperation with the Chicago Chapter, SIOR. Graduates will complete a Master of Business Administration - Real Estate (MBA/RE) or Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) in the Walter E. Heller College of Business (WEHCB).

Panovich Opportunity Fund For Real Estate Education

C. Michelle Panovich, Principal and Executive Vice President of Mid-America Asset Management, was recognized at our 12th annual gala in 2013 for her over 30 years of leadership in the industry.  At that event she, her husband Donald J. Panovich, and her colleagues announced the creation of this fund to provide scholarships and other support services to those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to obtain a graduate real estate degree.  Additional support could include industry mentor, training classes, tutoring as needed, industry events, academic counseling, and other needs identified in consultation with the student.  The fund is in full operation and applications are being accepted for summer or fall, 2014.

The Duke Realty Fund For Education And Advancement of Minorities And Women in Real Estate - The Dream Fund

The goal of the Duke Realty Fund Scholarship is to support and increase more diversity as well as overall excellence in the real estate industry.  It seeks to recruit, educate, financially assist and support educating students, particularly those interested in industrial real estate.  The scholarship also provides internships, access to job openings at Duke Realty, mentoring, and an annual luncheon.  Graduates will complete a Master of Business Administration - Real Estate (MBA/RE) or Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) in the Heller College of Business (HCB).

Other Scholarships

  • Chicago Association of REALTORS Scholarship
  • Drew Family Memorial Scholarship for Real Estate Studies
  • Fogelson Foundation Annual Scholarship
  • John Newman Real Estate Scholarship
  • Winston E. Kennedy Endowed Scholarship
  • Garrison Partners Scholarship

The goal of the Other Scholarship Funds are to recruit, educate, financially assist and support early and mid-career persons positions in the real estate field. Preference will be given to candidates who are economically disadvantaged. The scholarships are administered through The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate (MBIRE). Graduates will complete a Master of Business Administration - Real Estate (MBA/RE) or Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) in the  Heller College of Business (HCB).  Scholarship assistance at a reduced level is available for the Graduate Credential in Commercial Real Estate.

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Alpha Sigma Gamma (International Real Estate Honorary Society)

Alpha Sigma Gamma was created in 1993 to recognize the academic and scholarly achievements of real estate students, faculty and professionals throughout the world. Sponsored by the American Real Estate Society (ARES), it is the premier organization of its kind with over 700 lifetime members and a growing number of active chapters. 

Students interested in applying for membership in Alpha Sigma Gamma can do so by coordinating with the chapter president at the university where they are enrolled or by directly contacting the organization's headquarters to verify eligibility for membership and to process their application.  Lifetime membership fees are $40 and can be paid by check or credit card.  Those initiated receive a membership certificate, lapel pin and a copy of The Commercial Real Estate Education, Career and Resource Guide, 2nd Edition. 

Full-time university faculty members interested in forming an Alpha Gamma chapter, or simply finding out more about the organization and its benefits, can do so by contacting the President of Alpha Sigma Gamma directly or by going to the ARES website at www.aresnet.org.  A complimentary membership in Alpha Sigma Gamma is provided to all university chapter presidents, along with all information needed to help their undergraduate and/or graduate students apply for and become members.

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Membership Criteria

Undergraduate Students

  1. Completion of 75% of the credit hours required for a bachelor's degree.
  2. Completion of at least 6 credit hours of real estate related courses.
  3. 3.50 or better GPA on a 4-point scale for all real estate related courses or the equivalent.
  4. 3.25 or better GPA on a 4-point scale for all college level courses undertaken or the equivalent.
  5. Good academic standing at the institution where enrolled.

Graduate Students - Master's Level

  1. Completion of 50% of the credit hours required for a master's degree.
  2. Completion of at least 6 credit hours of real estate related courses.
  3. 3.75 or better GPA on a 4-point scale for all real estate related courses or the equivalent.
  4. 3.50 or better GPA on a 4-point scale for all college level courses undertaken or the equivalent.
  5. Good academic standing at the institution where enrolled.

Graduate Students - Doctoral

  1. Substantial progress towards the completion of a doctoral degree.
  2. Completion of at least 9 credit hours of real estate related courses.
  3. 3.75 or better GPA on a 4-point scale for all real estate related courses or the equivalent.
  4. Demonstrated ability to complete a doctoral degree program successfully and fulfill all requirements.
  5. Good academic standing at the institution where enrolled.

For inquires or submission of applications, contact:

Dustin C. Read, PhD/JD, President of Alpha Sigma Gamma
295 W. Campus Drive, Wallace #207
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-0773; dcread@vt.edu