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These real estate heavyweights were invited to Cuomo’s secretive fundraiser

Developer Douglas Durst and billionaire John Castimatidis were among the bigwigs invited to Gov.Andrew Cuomo’s secretive fundraiser earlier this month.
Durst, chairman of the Durst Organization, donated but didn’t attend the event, which was held at the St. Regis Hotel, the New York Times reported.The minimum donation per couple was $25,000.Catsimatidis said he did not contribute or go to the event — and said he was invited because of his longtime friendship with the governor.“I go back with the governor 20 years,” he told the Times.“In 50 years in business, I have never gotten anything from the city or the state, the Red Apple Group head told the Times.“You know what I’ve gotten? Ungatz. That’s Italian, I think.””Other real estate figures who received invites included Island Capital Groups Andrew Farkas and Atlantic Development Groups Peter Fine, according to the Times.The dinner was kept under the radar and not listed on Cuomo’s calendar.The invitation, too, was vaguely worded, the report said.The pricey fundraiser was planned as the New York State budget comes due — and lobbyists advised clients that the event would be good for them to attend.
Guests included senior Cuomo administration officials, including the state budget director Robert Mujica.Cuomo gave a speech to a room of about 100 people, talking about Amazon, the tumult in Washington and the transition from campaigning to governing.Two months earlier, Cuomo promised to work on campaign finance reform. He signed new limitations on corporate donations and he has vowed to “combat big money in politics.” The governor has been a big fundraiser himself, with the vast portion of his political donations coming from big checks.Last year, he accumulated more than $30 million in his campaign war chest, before a pricey effort to fend off a primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon.

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2019 Leading Schools for Real Estate

The number of universities and colleges across the country offering real estate-specific programs has continued to increase as degrees.This year’s CPE-MHN Leading Schools for Real Estate Education index includes 35 entries, nine of which are new participants.
These programs have shown success year after year, with 95 percent of 2018 graduates employed in the field upon completion of their program, up from an already healthy nearly 92 percent of 2017 graduates. A total of 16 institutions reported 100 percent employment in the real estate sector.

More than 60 percent of responding institutions offered courses geared toward multifamily real estate, with 77 percent listing courses targeting commercial real estate. Specific coursework related to commercial real estate included design, finance, law, market analysis and investments.The average acceptance rate across all programs was 67.8 percent, with responses between 25 and 100 percent.Universities had an average of four dedicated, full-time faculty in their real estate programs, in addition to 6.5 part-time or adjunct faculty.Dean Gatzlaff, professor & executive director of Florida State University’s Real Estate Center, saw the highest potential for growth at the graduate level. “Although our program has been focused on primarily serving our undergraduate students—and we wouldn’t want to see that diminished—there is tremendous demand for well-trained analysts at the graduate level,” Gatzlaff said.“We see our educational footprint growing in the graduate area, via both on-campus and distance learning delivery modes.”Various real estate programs are also participating in real estate competitions nationwide.

One of the survey’s respondents, Villanova University, organizes an annual challenge for the top undergraduate real estate programs that gives students the opportunity to simulate a development project. Students are given a development site and four days to come up with a proposed use for the site.During the 2018 challenge, students were tasked with developing a 30,500-square-foot site in downtown Philadelphia. The winning team, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, proposed a mixed-use development that included retail, a high-end restaurant, office space, multifamily and subterranean parking.

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