CU Real Estate Club Meeting, March 19, 2013

The CU Real Estate Club had another great meeting last night, Tuesday 3/19. Around 30 students listened to Kim Campbell, Senior Manager, Property Management at Macerich/Flatrion Crossing address issues that shopping centers are facing today. As demographics change, the tenant mix of the successful shopping centers also changes and Ms Campbell talked about the phenomenal sales at Apple stores. She also brought it close to home for the students as she is also involved with the tenant mix at 29th Street. The real estate students had many questions about parking requirements, security issues, rent structures, etc. Our next meeting will be April 2 with the President and CEO of Catellus, Ted Antenucci. Contact Lisa Chambers, lisa.chambers@colorado.edu for more information.

Executive Director Update for January 2013

The new year started with a great frenzy of activity, but first a quick review of some developments since our newsletter in November. Our Holiday Luncheon was another success! The highlight was the keynote address by CU Alumnus Gerry Blaine who has written a book titled “The Kennedy Detail” about the Kennedy assassination.

Tom Thibodeau started the process to teach courses in India this summer. This will hopefully lead to Indian students enrolling in our Boulder courses in the near future.

We have added videos to our website – check them out!

Going on now:

  • Annual Conference – the committee is being led once again this year by Craig Poulter of The Private Bank. The line-up of speakers this year is second to none! This annual fundraiser will set records for attendance and support. A big thank you goes out to everyone!
  • The Ivanoff Real Estate Development Track – outreach is in full swing. We’re looking forward to its kick-off this fall.
  • MS in Real Estate – as you’ll note in Tom Thibodeau’s report, the proposed MS in real estate (one year graduate program versus a two year MBA) is in process for a 2014 academic year commencement.
  • The NAIOP Rocky Mountain Real Estate Challenge – site is in Boulder for the first time! It is the Boulder Civic Area bounded by 13th and 14th, Canyon and Arapahoe. As usual, our internal competition will be fierce with the winner taking on DU on May 1st. Kim Koehn, our Instructor plans on bringing home a win again this year.
  • The USC Case Competition class – our team has been chosen and the students are excited. Curtis Sears and his teaching team are looking forward to our first victory in this prestigious competition.
  • I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Our Center continues to attract the best and the brightest. In doing so, we push forward our mission, which is to educate the next leaders in real estate.

    ULI Colorado - Emerging Trends in Real Estate, Speaker Series

    Thursday. January 10, 2013


    Time: 7:30 am – 10:00 am

    Embassy Suites 1420 Stout Street, 2nd Floor Cripple Creek Ballroom

    Visit the website for additional information and to REGISTER!

    Alumnus and 2005 Hines Competition Winner - Thomas Magloczki

    ULI reports on what Thomas has been up to since his win in 2005 - read the full article here!

    CU Real Estate Young Alumni Volunteering!

    The CU Real Estate Young Alumni kicked off the holiday season by volunteering at the Women’s Bean Project (WBP) Holiday Fair. The Fair is open to the public where they sell handmade jewelry and a variety of handmade gift baskets, bags and packages filled with lentils, beans, soups and more. The CU Alumni worked hard making bows, tying bows, stocking inventory, assembling bean soup mixes, and assisting with anything else the WBP needed. Overall the WBP Holiday Fair seemed to be a success. After all of our hard work we stopped in at Jakes Food & Spirits for lunch and drinks. Jake’s definitely hit the spot… may have been the fried Twinkie!

    Volunteering at the WBP Holiday Fair was a perfect 4Q service event and something the CU RE Young Alumni will do every year.

    A little about the Women’s Bean Project:

    Jossy Eyre founded the Women's Bean Project in 1989 as a result of her volunteer work at a day shelter for homeless women. Eyre saw that while the shelter kept women safe, if could not help them make lasting changes in their lives. Eyre bought $500 worth of beans and put two homeless women to work - the first step in building the social enterprise we are today. Our training opportunities have expanded dramatically over the years, and annual operating budget has grown from $6,100 to over $1.5 million. In 1993, King Soopers became the first grocery store to carry our products. In 1995, we purchased former Fire Station #10 from the City and County of Denver, and moved to our new home the following year, giving us permanent roots at 3201 Curtis Street. Today the WBP product offerings have expanded to salsa mixes, spice rubs, coffee beans, and jelly beans in addition to our soups and chili, along with gift baskets, baking mixes and much more.