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Over $112,000 in Academic and Travel Scholarships Awarded
13th Annual DePaul/REIA Real Estate Summit
DePaul Real Estate Students Recognized by External Organizations
Over $112,000 in Academic and Travel Scholarships Awarded to Real Estate Students this Fall
The Real Estate Center kicked off the 2017/18 academic year at the Annual Fall Reception on Tuesday, September 5th.   In keeping with tradition, Charlie Wurtzebach, Center Director and Department Chairman, announced the recipients of this year's academic and travel scholarship awards.  

In all there were nine different scholarship categories, including a first-time award for the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship Fund that was established when the Real Estate Center raised more than $220,000 to honor Jack Durburg, a DePaul alum and the current CEO of the Americas for CBRE.  In total, the Center awarded $105,433 in academic scholarships to 33 real estate students and an additional $7,328 was awarded to twelve students to cover travel expenses for attending real estate conferences across the country including ICSC, PREA and ULI.  

A special thanks to the real estate community and all of the donors who provided funding for the following scholarships:

Susanne E. Cannon Endowed Scholarship
Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship
Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Scholarship
DePaul Real Estate Alumni Alliance
Michael J. Horne Endowed Scholarship
Ken McHugh Endowed Scholarship
Sustaining Sponsors of the Real Estate Center
Robert and Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship
Charles H. Wurtzebach and Susan M. Marshall Endowed Travel Scholarship

13th Annual DePaul/REIA Real Estate Summit

On Thursday, September 21st The Real Estate Center at DePaul University will partner once again with REIA to host the annual Real Estate Summit.  This year's topic, Systematic Changes to the Real Estate Industry, will explore how theses changes will affect the economy, businesses and lifestyles.  Over the next 5-20 years, changes in real estate finance, non-bank real estate lending, government policy, employment and consumer preference will forever alter the business of real estate.  The panel will examine the causes of these changes and the impact on the retail, residential and health sectors.


Keynote address  on Systematic Changes to the Real Estate Industry given by James D. Shilling , George L. Ruff Endowed Chair in Real Estate Studies at DePaul University.
Panel Discussion:
Co-Moderators: Charles Wurtzebach, Chairman, Dept. of Real Estate, DePaul &
E. James Keledjian, Chairman, REIA and Principal, Pathway to Living, LLC 

Robb Bollhoffer, Managing Principal, 29th Street Capital
Shane Garrison, Executive Vice President, RPAI
David Maki, Senior Managing Director/Co-Head Private Real Estate Debt, Heitman

Location:         Maggiano's Little Italy: 111 W. Grand Avenue
Networking:   7:45 AM
Program:        8:15 - 10:00 AM

REIA Member - $35 * Non-Member - $55

After 9/18/17 - REIA Members $45 - Non-Members $65

Valet Parking Available

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DePaul Real Estate Students Recognized by External Organizations
The generous real estate community recognizes that earning a degree is a costly endeavor. To take some of the financial burden off students, several industry organizations and associations offer academic scholarship programs for graduate and undergraduate students in the Chicagoland area.  

This Fall two organizations, NAIOP Chicago and The Goldie Initiative, each selected a DePaul graduate real estate student to receive financial support along with professional development opportunities for the 2017/18 academic year.  In addition NAREIM named one of our graduate students as a Fellow to participate in their annual meeting.

The NAIOP Chicago Scholarship Program includes $7,500 in tuition assistance along with the following professional benefits valued at $2,500: a one year NAIOP Developing Leader Membership, attendance at the National Forums Symposium, admission to all NAIOP Chicago breakfast meetings and Developing Leaders events for one year and inclusion in the NAIOP Mentorship Program.

The Goldie Initiative concentrates its efforts on preparing women for senior leadership roles in all sectors of CRE.  As such, The Goldie Initiative provides: scholarship support for graduate study, an executive mentorship and leadership development program, and networking opportunities for women with high potential who are committed to becoming leaders in the real estate industry.

This is the second year in a row that DePaul students have been selected by NAIOP and The Goldie Initiative as recipients of their scholarship programs.  It is a testament to our students' academic success and to the demonstrated commitment the real estate community affords to its future leaders.

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Sustaining  Sponsors
Endowment Funds
Susanne Ethridge Cannon Endowed Scholarship Fund

Chicago Commercial Real Estate Industry Endowed Scholarship Fund

Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director of the Real Estate Center

Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Real Estate Endowed Scholarship 
Michael J. Horne Endowed Real Estate Scholarship 
Kenneth McHugh Real Estate Endowment

George L. Ruff Real Estate Studies Professorship

Robert & Howard Weitzman Endowed Scholarship

Charles H. Wurtzebach & Susan M. Marshall  Endowed Scholarship
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