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Global Business Initiative
Summer is a time when many of us are traveling and experiencing new things. Although we are not all together on campus, I am struck by how interconnected our Steers Center for Global Real Estate students, alumni, and faculty remain. In this issue of our newsletter, you'll read about the Steers Center’s recent trip to London where we met with alumni who are excited to help us increase our global footprint. You'll also hear from alumnus Sonny Kalsi, founder and partner at GreenOak Real Estate, about the increasing globalization in the industry. And, you'll learn what some of our students and recent graduates are working on this summer as they stretch their skill sets from the classroom to the boardroom and offer advice to other Hoyas about what helped them succeed.

No matter where this summer takes you, your Hoya network remains strong. Please keep in touch, let us know if we can help you on your next adventure, and, if you are in the position to help our students, reach out to me directly at matthew.cypher@georgetown.edu.

Hoya Saxa,

Matthew Cypher, Ph.D.
Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and
Director of the Steers Center for Global Real Estate
Steers Center Deepens Global Footprint in London
The Steers Center strives to give our students a truly global experience that will allow them to perform at the highest levels on the international real estate stage. Outside of the United States, London is a natural market for students to experience real estate on a global scale. Several firms have head offices in London, which has historically been the epicenter of global real estate with its ease of access to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
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Congressional Testimony
Alumni Spotlight: Sonny Kalsi (B ’90)
In this issue, we spotlight Sonny Kalsi (B ’90), founder and partner at GreenOak Real Estate.

Q. How would you describe your day-to-day responsibilities leading GreenOak Real Estate?
A. We started the firm from scratch five-and-a-half years ago. My role is whatever it needs to be on a day-to-day basis. Whether it is meeting with investors, speaking to partners, or looking at investment opportunities, it is like a family business.
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Evin J. Broder, (MBA ’17)
Q. How are you spending your summer?
A. I am an investment banking summer associate in the real estate investment banking group at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch. I was really drawn to the culture of BOA-Merrill Lynch; they are at the top of the field for my interests. The strong network of Hoyas bank-wide to lean on and learn from is a huge benefit.
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Congressional Testimony
Chul Soo Yoon, (B ’17)
Q. How are you spending your summer?
A. I am an investment intern at the Grosvenor Group in Washington, D.C. As one of the largest international companies in terms of development and core investments, I was interested to learn how Grosvenor views and approaches investments.
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Laura Sanint Micolta, (MBA ’16)
Q. Since graduating in May, where are you now?
A. I began working at my father’s firm, Ascentis Real Estate Partners, as the senior associate investment manager. I first started working for the firm as a summer intern in 2007 while I was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. After receiving my MBA from Georgetown McDonough, I was so excited to go back and contribute what I learned.
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Clyde McGraw, (MBA ’16)
Q. Since graduating in May, where are you now?
A. I just started my dream career as a senior financial analyst with Vornado Realty Trust in Washington, D.C. In this role I provide analytical expertise to the development team and work with the development managers on major projects.
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Lena Duffield, (B ’17)
Q. How are you spending your summer?
A. I am interning for Morgan Stanley as a summer analyst with the Real Estate Investment Group. I wanted the opportunity to work in direct investing as opposed to investment banking, and Morgan Stanley has an extremely well respected program. After my informational interviews, I felt it was the right fit. I loved the people who all seemed bright and passionate about the work.
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Recent Events: Nationals Baseball Game
On June 15, the Georgetown University Real Estate Alliance met at Nationals Park to watch the Nats defeat the Cubs in an exciting, 12-inning game. It was a great summer night of networking, hotdogs, and beer at the ballpark!
Upcoming Events:

McBride Lecture Series Featuring David Gilbert (P ’15) - CIO, Clarion Partners
Oct. 13; 6:30 p.m.McDonough School of Business, Fisher Colloquium

Real Estate Investment Banking Panel, Oct. 26, 2016; 12 p.m.McDonough School of Business, Fisher Colloquium

Steers Center Fall Event in NYC Featuring Tom DeRosa CEO of Welltower, Inc. (B ’80, P ’12, P ’13, P ’17, P ’19)
Nov. 9, 2016; 6:30 p.m. PwC Auditorium, 300 Madison Avenue, New York


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