Beyond the classroom, the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate produces a full calendar of activities that complement the formal curriculum. Senior-level practitioners—including many alumni—come to campus as event participants, speakers, panelists, and mentors, providing the Columbia Business School community with exceptional opportunities to gain in-depth insight into the real estate industry.
Leading young real estate alumni meet with small groups of MBA students to share insights on their MBA experience, tips for recruiting and building a career, the current job market, and the state of the industry. The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosts several career breakfasts each academic year in conjunction with the Real Estate Association.
The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosts several Real Estate Speaker Lunches each academic year, providing opportunities for students to hear from distinguished real estate professionals. Students learn about the speaker's career and gain valuable insight on the state of the real estate market. The discussions are often led or moderated by a member of the real estate faculty.
The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate hosts a panel series highlighting different careers in real estate. The career panels are led by prominent industry leaders giving students the unique opportunity to learn about the diverse career paths of panelists.
This new career series consists of ongoing small-group workshops that are intended to familiarize students with the character of different real estate functions and provide introductions to alumni currently working in those functions.