Real Estate Forum

The MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board initiated the Columbia Business School Real Estate Forum in 1995. The forum is an invitation-only group of leading real estate executives who meet several times each year to candidly discuss issues of strategic importance to the real estate industry. 

Members of the Forum are all either real estate CEO’s or senior industry executives, who own and manage substantial real estate assets and have significant knowledge of real estate in the US and abroad.  

Forum members contribute expertise and resources, and lend their support to the Paul Milstein Center through classroom participation, participation in extracurricular activities, and contributions to case production and research. Selected forum members serve on the MBA Real Estate Program Advisory Board, which meets once a year to provide comprehensive feedback to the faculty director and the dean.

Columbia Forum Members

Dean Adler 
Lubert-Adler Partners

Joseph F. Azrack 72*
Azrack & Company

Kenneth Bernstein
Acadia Realty Trust

Daniele D. Bodini 72*
American Continental Properties Group

Keith Breslauer
Patron Capital Partners

Kenneth A. Caplan

Thomas M. Flexner

Conor C. Flynn MSRED ’07 
Kimco Realty

Hugh R. Frater 85*
formerly with Fannie Mae

Adam Gallistel '04 
GIC Real Estate

Sonny Kalsi

John R. Klopp*
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Ronald J. Kravit
Tracker Capital Management

Leanne Lachman*
Lachman Associates

Harrison T. LeFrak 98

Matthew J. Lustig*

Richard J. Mack, Law ’93
Mack Real Estate Group

Christopher Mayer*
Columbia Business School

Howard P. Milstein*
New York Private Bank & Trust

Daniel M. Neidich*
Dune Real Estate Partners

Paul E. Pariser 78*
Taconic Investment Partners

Scott Rechler
RXR Realty

Richard P. Richman, Law ’72, MBA ’73
The Richman Group

Amy Rose
Rose Associates

David M. Sherman ’82*
BGO Strategic Capital Partners

David E. Simon ’85*
Simon Property Group

Jerry I. Speyer 64
Tishman Speyer

Sabine G. Stener
Gaedeke Group

Owen D. Thomas
Boston Properties

John A. Vickers 85*  
Tishman Hotel and Realty

Steven R. Wechsler 72*
Tishman Speyer

Forum Emeritus Advisory Council

Martin Cicco, CC '78 
Evercore Partners

Martin L. Edelman, Esq., Law '66 
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

David Henry
Peaceable Street Capital

Goh Kok Huat 

Glenn Hubbard*
Columbia Business School

Earle W. Kazis ’58
Earle W. Kazis Associates

William L. Mack 
Mack Real Estate Group

David J. Neithercut 82*
Equity Residential

Steven Roth 
Vornado Realty Trust

Lynne B. Sagalyn*
Columbia Business School

Barry S. Sternlicht
Starwood Capital Group

* Member of the Columbia Business School Real Estate Program Advisory Board.