Ciochetti Bringing Anniversary Energy to Asia for Multi-City Visit
February 8, 2011
Springing off the energy of the CRE’s successful 25th anniversary celebration last year, Chairman Tony Ciochetti embarks this week on a wide-ranging trip to Asia. It is his first major expedition of 2011 and takes him back to a region he has visited repeatedly over the past few years building relationships – with partners, universities and prominent real estate professionals – that have proven beneficial to CRE students, faculty and partners, alike.
Departing later this month, Ciochetti leaves Boston on a very positive note. Launching the Center’s second quarter century, he will fly to Tokyo and then, over the next three weeks, spend time in five major Asian cities. Covering nearly 2,500 miles, he will visit with alumni and partners to share some exciting opportunities for the future of the CRE and, especially, the opportunity to relocate into more expansive space in the School of Architecture and Planning.
Centrally located on the MIT campus with excellent visibility, directly off Massachusetts Avenue, the proposed new home of the Center in Building 9 offers exceptional advantages for growth of the Center’s work and service to all of its constituents. (Click here to see the plans http://web.mit.edu/cre/events/anniversary/docs/new-center-2011.pdf )
In order to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity, the CRE must raise $1 million to make this happen. It’s an ambitious goal, but Ciochetti says he is optimistic that it can be achieved.
“The prospect of moving the CRE into a new home at MIT is enormously exciting,” he says. “The new space will give the Center room to breathe and expand in the years to come as we build upon the progress we’ve made over the past quarter century. I’m confident that our alumni will support us in this important project”
After spending three days in Tokyo, Ciochetti will visit with alums and industry in Seoul. Then he will travel to Beijing and Shanghai. Finally, he will jet to Hong Kong where he will complete his journey with three days of meetings.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting with our Asian alumni and partners,” Ciochetti says, enthusiastically. “This is such a great way to carry the positive energy from our 25th anniversary celebration forward into the future that I felt it was critical to meet with our alums in Asia and share the excitement.”
Readers of this website can follow the chairman’s progress during his trip. He will be posting regular updates throughout the three week excursion.