Education News & Events
March 11, 2011
Sandeep Mathrani, CEO of General Growth Properties, addressed a large audience of MIT/CRE students and faculty at the Media Lab on March 11. Mathrani spoke at one of the Center's popular Leaders in Real Estate luncheons. Read article...
Posted November 2, 2010
MSRED graduate Tony Feng '10 has won the 2010 Thesis Award from the MIT Alumni Association for the Center for Real Estate (AACRE) sponsored by New Boston Fund. Entitled "Property-Level Performance Attribution (PPA): Demonstrating a Practical Tool for Real Estate Investment Management Diagnostics," Feng's thesis explores the real-world application of PPA analysis and demonstrates its potential as a tool for a firm to judge the strengths and weaknesses of its investment management approach. Read abstract.
Class of 2010 Students Featured in Reuters Article
Posted August 29, 2010
Real estate looks like the next big thing for Soveriegn Wealth Funds (SWFs) according to a Reuters article profiling thesis research by two MSRED students. Co-authors Pulkit Sharma and Yoohoon Jeon, slated to graduate from MIT in 2010, found that SWFs could invest up to almost $290 billion a year in real estate — nearly a tenth of their assets — over the next five years to hedge their volatile source of wealth. Read article.
Grads Win 2nd Award for Thesis Research
Posted August 11, 2010
Alumni Ben Bulloch '09 and John Sullivan '09 have been awarded the "ING Most Outstanding Article by a Graduate Student Award" from the Cornell Real Estate Review. The journal invited them to submit a paper after learning about their MIT/CRE thesis — entitled Application of the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) to the Real Estate Development Process — a thesis that previously won the Annual Thesis Award co-sponsored by the New Boston Fund and MIT's Alumni Association of the Center for Real Estate (AACRE). Read MIT/CRE profile of the grads & their work, as well as Cornell RE Review article.
Posted June 24, 2010
MIT Students enrolled in the the MSRED's Innovative Project Delivery class joined Professor Chris Gordon to see one of the world's most important modern infrastructure projects — the expansion of the Panama Canal. The group also visited the construction of Panama's new Museum of Biodiversity designed by Frank Ghery, and learned of the particular needs of island developments. Read full article.
Posted April 21, 2010
Long before green was cool, developer Jonathan Rose was putting into practice the "triple bottom line" of people, planet, and profit. He brought his message to the MIT Center for Real Estate on Friday, April 2, 2010, as part of the Center's 25th Anniversary Leaders in Real Estate Series, stressing the vital role that cities must play in a sustainable future. Read feature article...
Posted March 17, 2010
"Approximately 70 percent of all development is happening outside the US," said MIT/CRE Chairman and Academic Director Tony Ciochetti. "You can't sit here on a chair in Boston and be global. Somebody has to get on the plane." This past January, Ciochetti and seven Center students headed abroad for a first-hand look at the real estate industry of England and Portugal. Read full article...
Posted January 8, 2010
Is now the right time to launch a new real estate services firm? It's the perfect time, according to MIT/CRE 2009 grads Bryan Lee, John Sullivan, and Mike Tilford, whose Boston-based startup AspinWall Partners set sail in 2009, a venture that began at a Bar-B-Q hosted by Tod McGrath. Read full story.