Name: Tom Webber
Quote: "The Real Estate Club serves to help its members get more connected and meet with professionals in the industry. It is an excellent way for students to learn more outside of the classroom and to meet with companies for internships or employment. Getting face-time with professionals when a student is not in the Real Estate-Finance major is a great way to help learn the language of real estate industry. A great example of the interconnected real estate field is when we had a guest speaker, Ed Schreyer, from CB Richard Ellis come to IU. I kept in touch with him over time, and he had a contact for me to get to know down here in Florida. The professionals the Real Estate Club associates with are great at helping the members’ network and get involved. The Real Estate Club is an excellent source for advancing your knowledge and getting a solid foot in the door wherever you go."
Name: John Holloway
Quote: "The real estate club not only gave an opportunity to familiarize my self with different career paths that are available in the real estate industry but allowed me to develop my network to get on my selected path. Through the club I was able to meet some of the brightest people at IU, from fellow members and officers to the highly esteemed faculty and advisors."
"During a club roundtable event at the annual Indiana Commercial Board of Realtors Conference held in downtown Indianapolis, I was introduced to a representative of Sandor Development Company. Sandor is a private retail developer based in Indianapolis with a satellite office in Scottsdale, Arizona. I interned with them for one summer and over Christmas break in their leasing department and will work with them full time after graduation."
Name: Daniel Huml
Quote: “The Indiana University Real Estate Club provides an invaluable exposure to multiple facets of the real estate industry and the opportunity to network with colleagues and leaders in the industry. As a professional in private equity real estate investments, I am discovering how extensive the Indiana University alumni network is not just on a micro level but how uniformly fundamental it is on a global scale. I advise that any student interested in real estate as a career, hobby or excellent hedge to diversify an investment portfolio, become a member of the Real Estate Club and begin building a relationship that will last forever.”
Name: Nicholas G. Kanich
Position: Director of Events
Quote: “The real estate club, as with many other organizations, has helped me forward myself in my professional career in this industry. As you attend the events not only do you learn about the industry but you also meet so many individuals that are active in Real Estate you begin to realize that it is a smaller community than you think.”
“An example I can give is just this morning I was on Globe Street (globest.com), a leading real estate news website, and I saw Foresite Realty Partners on that site. The club has met with the CEO of Foresite on numerous occasions and I'm sure will keep in touch with Mr. Shapiro who is definitely both a character and a predominate name in real estate in Chicago. This is just one example of the network that the club truly helps you build. I would welcome anyone who has any questions or would just like to talk about commercial brokerage or the industry in general to get in contact with me via the president, be that John Holloway or any future presidents, as I plan on keeping in contact with them as well. The club presents a great opportunity to learn and also more importantly network with people involved in real estate to help forward you in your career.”
Name: Wes Podell
Quote: "As a student, the Indiana University Real Estate Club connected me with peers and business leaders who shared my excitement about commercial real estate. From casual conversations with many of the nation’s leading developers to construction tours of places like Simon’s world headquarters and the Conrad hotel, the Club served as a vehicle to connect students with the most successful people in the industry. Our company continues to look to the Club and The Benecki Center for Real Estate Studies to find young leaders that are ready to add value and make an immediate impact in the industry."
Name: John Phillipchuck
Quote: "The Indiana University Real Estate Club and the Center for Real Estate Studies has had a major impact on my career and success in real estate. I have built lifelong relationships through these organizations and I am always running into former members and professionals from IU. Committed members who invest their time and effort in these organizations have proven they are the future leaders of real estate investment worldwide.”
”The Real Estate Club offers its members so much more than a few lines on your resume - it provides career direction and professional development, and even more importantly, exposure to industry professionals and access to internships and full time careers with top real estate firms. Employers can't get enough of our members in their organizations. Get involved today!"
Name: John Walter
Quote: “The Indiana University Real Estate Club provided many opportunities to explore a variety of real estate careers in banking, brokerage, appraisal, and development. The club job shadow days and trips to the Big Ten Collegiate Real Estate Conference solidified my decision to pursue a career in real estate development.”
“In the spring of 2004 the Real Estate Club posted a summer internship position with Centerville Properties. The company is a small commercial development company located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The interview was on March 17th 2004, St Patrick’s Day, and the luckiest day of my life. This is my third year with the company as a development associate and it all started with the Indiana University Real Estate Club.”
Name: Joseph E. Check, II
Current Position: Real Estate Investment Banking
Company: Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC
Quote: "The Indiana University Real Estate Club is an invaluable tool and resource for those students seeking a full time career in the world of real estate. From the amazing networking and career functions to Dr. Fisher's insight and experience, the club arms students with the analytical and social skill sets sought after by the most prestigious real estate companies out there. I encourage anyone interested to get involved and take full advantage of all the club has to offer."