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Real Estate Symposium Held

Real Estate Symposium Held

Real Estate SymposiumThe Whitman School hosted a real estate symposium Feb. 18, featuring five Syracuse University alumni who are recognized experts in affordable multifamily housing. Co-sponsored by the Real Estate Club at the Whitman School’s James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center, the event provided students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the affordable housing services industry.  Panelists answered questions about their work in multifamily and affordable housing and offered insights into their experiences in both the public and private real estate sectors.

Featured speakers were Michael Backman, vice president of Mason Joseph Company; Roy Bernardi, senior advisor for government services at CohnReznick, LLP and former mayor of the City of Syracuse; Lawrence Mazzotta, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Associates LLC; William Russell, president and CEO of the Sarasota Housing Authority; and Monica Sussman, partner at Nixon Peabody. The discussion was moderated by Yildiray Yildirim, the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate and professor of finance.