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Federica Burelli
Co-President

Federica Burelli is the co-President of the Real Estate Association and outgoing co-AVP of Trips. She graduated from Duke University in 2010, where she majored in Civil Engineering and obtained a Certificate in Architectural Engineering. Prior to starting Columbia Business School, she spent 8 years at Clark Construction Group. At Clark, Federica began her career working in field supervision and project management on ground-up multi-family residential projects. She then transitioned into Preconstruction Services, where she worked in budgeting, estimating and purchasing. Most recently, she was the Senior Project Manager on Midtown Center DC, a $231M core & shell office building that delivered under an accelerated schedule of 2.5 years. This summer, Federica is working at Boston Properties in their NYC Development team.

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Jason Segal
Co-President

Jason Segal is the co-President of the Real Estate Association. Prior to joining Columbia Business School, Jason held various roles over a 6+ year tenure at the KRE Group, a full service real estate development and management company. Most recently he was the Director of Residential Leasing where he
led an in-house leasing team focused on the the branding, advertising, and pricing strategies for a portfolio of 9,000 apartments. Jason graduated with a BBA from The University of Wisconsin-Madison where he focused on business and earned a certificate in environment and social responsibility.

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Adam Kietz
Co-VP of Alumni & Mentorship

Adam Kietz is a member of the Columbia Business School Class of 2020 focusing on Real Estate Finance and is Co-VP of Alumni and Mentorship for the Real Estate Association. Over the summer in 2019, Adam worked with Related Fund Management in New York City. Prior to CBS, Adam was part of a financial advisory group at J.P. Morgan Securities which oversaw $1.5 billion in assets for individual and institutional clients. Adam had close to 7 years of experience in asset management at J.P. Morgan, is a CFA Charter holder, and holds an undergraduate BBA degree from the University of Michigan. He is originally from New York and currently lives in Chelsea in NYC.  

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Michael Barkman
Co-VP of Alumni & Mentorship

Michael Barkman is an MBA student in the Class of 2020 with a concentration in Real Estate. This past summer he interned in the Investments group of Welltower, an S&P 500 REIT focused on healthcare real estate including senior housing, post-acute care facilities and medical office buildings. Prior to CBS, he worked in the M&A Advisory Group at Mizuho Securities USA, advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, from 2014 to 2018. Michael graduated from the University of Denver in 2014 with a BS in Business and Economics. He is also a dedicated midfielder for the CBS Football Club.

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Daniel Gutierrez
Co-VP of Careers

Daniel Gutierrez was an Associate in NYC at Blackstone, an alternative asset management firm specializing in the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge fund solutions, and credit-focused funds, prior to Columbia Business School. Most recently, Daniel was on Blackstone’s Corporate Development Team identifying and evaluating platform M&A transactions and other firmwide strategic initiatives. Daniel is from Rockville, MD and graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and minors in Economics and Management Information Systems. He spent the summer working at at Olayan America on their Real Estate investments team.

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Musashi Liu
Co-VP of Careers

Musashi Liu worked as a Senior Associate focusing on capital markets/M&A/strategy for Mill Creek Residential Trust, a vertically integrated real estate developer/investment manager/operator ranked as the 2nd largest US apartment developer. Most recently, he spearheaded Mill Creek’s $650MM M&A transaction with the Arizona State Retirement system and, in the past, has contributed to the successful completion of more than $1 billion of US, Asian, and Middle Eastern capital investments in multifamily, retail, office, and land development. He has prior experience in real estate investment banking and global foreign exchange at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BlueGate Partners.

Musashi graduated from Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts in Chinese/Business Administration [Sidwell Friends High School], studied abroad at Minzu University in Beijing becoming fluent in Mandarin, and was a student-athlete on the Georgetown University Men's Rugby Team. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Georgetown Real Estate Finance Initiative, The Real Estate Council, and a core volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

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Claie Kao
Co-VP of Trips

Claire Kao is originally from Los Angeles and graduated from Columbia Engineering with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2014. Prior to business school, Claire was an Assistant Project Manager on 3 World Trade Center with AECOM Tishman. This summer, Claire will be at WeWork in a Strategy and Operations role. Outside of CBS, Claire is the chair of a junior board for a non-profit called the Crime Victims Treatment Center and on the advisory board of Film Forum. In addition to her role on the REA Board, she serves as the CBS Class of 2020 Senator, VP of External Relations with CBS Reflects, and VP of Allies for Cluster Q.

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Leah Zulkoski
Co-VP of Trips

Leah Zulkoski is specializing in social impact real estate development and investment at Columbia Business School. After graduating from Bates College in 2015, she spent a number of years at Moody’s Investors Service where she assigned ratings to Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities with individual deal balances upwards of $6.8 billion. Immediately prior to starting business school, Leah was a founding member of the Vermont Innovation Commons- a social impact real estate development in Burlington, Vermont to serve as a fully-integrated hub of entrepreneurial activity and economic development for the entire state of Vermont.

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Kathleen Collins
VP of Communications & Technology

Kathleen Collins is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2020.  Prior to Columbia, Kathleen worked as a venture capital investor at Industry Ventures, a $3B multi-strategy fund based in San Francisco, CA.  Kathleen comes from a family of real estate developers and has always held an interest in the space; she came to Columbia to focus on real estate acquisitions and development as well as the convergence of technology and real estate.  Kathleen graduated from Dartmouth College in 2011 where she studied Geopolitics and captained the Dartmouth Women’s Lacrosse Team.

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Maura Lewkowicz
Co-VP of Site Tours & Company Visits

Maura Lewkowicz is from Germany and received a BA in International Economics, Management and Finance from Università Bocconi in Milan. Maura has worked in real estate investment and development, specializing in hotel properties, in Europe and the Americas. She also received a Hotel Investment and Management and an Architectural Design certificate from Cornell, as well and she is an active member of the USGBC and AHLA. At CBS she also holds a VP role in the Hospitality and Travel Association.


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Sophie Nitkin
VP of Site Tours & Company Visits

Sophie Nitkin is a member of the Columbia Business School’s Class of 2020. Most recently, Sophie worked as Development Analyst at CIM Group, where she managed both ground-up construction and adaptive reuse projects in Los Angeles. Prior to CIM, Sophie served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman at the NYC Department of City Planning. Sophie began her career at HR&A Advisors, structuring complex urban real estate projects and economic development programs across the United States. Sophie graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture.

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Hande Oney
VP of EMBA

Hande Oney is Strategy Consultant at Plastarc Inc. with over 6 year of family business experience and education in architecture, Hande's focus is real estate innovation and workplace strategy. After completing her architecture degree at Pratt Institute she worked at Rafael Vinoly Architects on high-end residential projects in both New York and Miami, including 432 Park Avenue, One River Point and 125 Greenwich Street projects. Later, she joined her my family architecture company based in Istanbul, Turkey. She focused on restructuring her family business, development and innovation initiatives and new market strategies. She hopes to pivot her career in innovation in workplace strategy. Hande is based in New York and in the EMBA Americas 2020 program.

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Zachary Fogelson
VP of J-Term

Zachary Fogelson is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2020.  Prior to Columbia, Zachary worked as a quantitative investor at Citadel LLC, a $30B multi-strategy fund based in Chicago, IL.  Zachary comes from a family of real estate developers and has always held an interest in the space; he came to Columbia to focus on real estate investment and development as well as public REIT investing.  Zachary graduated from Harvard College in 2015 where he studied Computer Science and was an avid competitor in intramural sports.    

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Sarah Wagner
VP of International

Sarah Wagner is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2020. Prior to Business School, Sarah was a Senior Associate at the New York City Economic Development (NYCEDC) focusing real estate public-private partnerships in New York City. Prior to this, she spent two years at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the premier global shopping center developer, working on retail and office projects in France and in Germany. She graduated in 2014 from HEC Paris with a combined Bachelor and Master in Management.

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Ellen Qiu
VP of Case Competition    

Menglan (Ellen) Qiu is the VP of Case Competition of the Real Estate Association and a member of Columbia Business School’s Class of 2020. This past summer she interned in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Credit Sussie in New York. Before business school, Ellen was a founding member of the real estate group at WeWork China, where she led WeWork’s expansion analysis and underwriting in Greater China. Prior to that, she served as a Manager of the Investment and Capital Markets team at Cushman & Wakefield in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Ellen received a Master’s Degree with a specialization in Real Estate from Brandeis University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Nottingham. She is also an Alexander Bodini Real Estate Fellow at Columbia Business School.

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Jeremy Schwartz
VP of Education

Jeremy Schwartz is a first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. He graduated with a BS in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from Johns Hopkins University where he was also a member of the Men’s Tennis team. Prior to CBS, Jeremy was an Associate at Boathouse Capital, a middle market private equity firm that makes both debt and equity investments. Prior to this position, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Stifel Nicolaus where he worked on M&A and capital markets transactions for companies in the Transportation and Logistics sector.    

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Ricardo Leite
VP of Finance

Ricardo Leite is the VP of Finance of the Real Estate Association and a member of Columbia Business School’s Class of 2020. Ricardo worked with KKR’s real estate group over the summer and as an Assistant Vice President at GIC, Singapore’ sovereign wealth fund, prior to Columbia Business School. At GIC, Ricardo led the execution of cross-border investments in core, value-add and development opportunities in the office, industrial and retail sectors. He also worked at Credit Suisse’s investment banking department, covering M&A transactions in energy and real estate. Ricardo graduated from Universidade de S?o Paulo and is a Columbia Fellow at Columbia Business School.

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Jeremy Holder
Co-VP of Events

Jeremy Holder is a second-year MBA student at Columbia Business School focusing on Real Estate Finance. Prior to CBS, Jeremy was an Assistant Vice President at BB&T where he created sensitivity and stress testing models to illustrate current and emerging risks for a $4.1B office portfolio in the community bank’s footprint including the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S markets. Jeremy is from New York City and received his BS from Claflin University in Business Administration. This summer, Jeremy is interning at Beacon Capital Partners with their Acquisitions and Portfolio Management team in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Vidur Khurana
Co-VP of Events

Vidur Khurana is a member of the Class of 2020 at Columbia Business School concentrating in Real Estate. He graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, where he was also a member of the Tennis and Ping Pong team. After graduating, Vidur worked as a commercial real-estate broker at Jones Lang LaSalle in New Delhi. At JLL, Vidur facilitated office space transactions totaling over 1.1 million square feet in the National Capital Region over a 3 year period. Prior to CBS, Vidur worked at his family business of real-estate development in Gurgaon where he spearheaded new marketing initiatives, as well as the leasing and sales transactions of the group's multiple projects.

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Andrew Kim
Co-AVP of Alumni & Mentorship

Andrew Kim is a member of Columbia Business School’s Class of 2021. Prior to CBS, he was a Senior Investment Analyst at GoldOller, a real estate investment firm. In this role, he worked on the acquisition, recapitalization, and disposition of apartment properties throughout the United States. Before GoldOller, Andrew was a CMBS Analyst at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, analyzing CMBS bonds and commercial real estate properties. Andrew graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Economics.

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Ali Mazzeo
Co-AVP of Alumni & Mentorship

Ali Mazzeo is a member of the Columbia Business School Class of 2021 focusing on Real Estate Finance. Prior to CBS, Ali worked in management consulting where she advised senior leadership of Finance functions across industries. Additionally, Ali has experience valuing various financial investment portfolios, specifically within the alternative asset management space. Ali has always been interested in the real estate space and came to CBS to focus on real estate acquisitions. Ali graduated from Villanova University with a dual degree in Finance and Accounting.

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Jessica Rosner
Co-AVP of Careers

Jessica Rosner is a Columbia MBA 21' student with a focus on Real Estate. Previously, she studied Business Administration at Hofstra University's Honors College. Prior to CBS, she founded, grew and profitably sold a furniture and home design business in NY. She also started a development company that built and renovated properties on Long Island. Through these experiences, she learned what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in the home and real estate industry.

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Victor Salama
Co-AVP of Careers

Victor Salama is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School focused on real estate finance. Prior to CBS, Victor worked as an Associate at Morgan Stanley, where he evaluated credit risk for commercial real estate loans across three debt platforms. Victor also worked at TD Bank in commercial real estate underwriting. In addition to his role in the Real Estate Association, Victor serves as Alumni Chair for CBS Cluster A 2021. Victor graduated with a BA from Vanderbilt University in 2013.

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Toby Milstein
Co-AVP of Communications & Technology

Toby Milstein is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2021. Before Columbia, Toby worked as head of sales and business development at robotics startup, Barsys. Toby has had a lifelong passion and interest in real estate development and management, coming from a family with roots in the industry in New York. She came to Columbia to delve into real estate from an acquisitions and development perspective as well as explore the intersection between technology and real estate. Toby is a "double lion" as she completed her undergraduate degree in History at Barnard College (BC '14).

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Eduardo Veronese
Co-AVP of Communications & Technology

Eduardo Veronese is a MBA candidate and VC Fellow at Columbia focusing in proptech. He was most recently a product lead at Creditas, a fintech startup focused on asset-backed loans in Brazil. Before that he was a digital business analyst at McKinsey and a director at his family business, a real estate development and construction firm. Eduardo holds a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and is passionate about architecture photography.

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Albert Kao
Co-AVP of Education

Albert Kao is an MBA student in the Class of 2021 with a concentration in Real Estate. Prior to CBS, he worked in corporate finance and strategy at Tishman Speyer, covering the firm’s US, Brazil, India and China regions. Before that, he worked in financial, planning & analysis at J.P. Morgan covering the Global Commodities business. In addition to his role on the REA Board, he is also the VP of Staff for CBS Gourmet and the AVP of Running for the Running & Triathlon Club. Albert is originally from New Jersey and graduated from Columbia University with a BS in Financial Engineering.

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Ashley Anderson
Co-AVP of Education

Ashley Anderson is a member of Columbia Business School’s class of 2021 concentrating in Real Estate. Prior to CBS, she worked at Epoch Investment Partners, an investment management firm specializing in long-only public equities, where she oversaw 100+ institutional and high-net-worth client relationships. Before that, she worked in audience development at Apartment Therapy, a website focused on small space living. While there, she managed the renovation of an historic Manhattan townhouse, which piqued her interest Real Estate. Ashley graduated from Baylor University with a BAA in Business.

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Sam Sameroff
Co-AVP of Events

Sam Sameroff is a first year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, she completed a pre-MBA internship at Trammel Crow Company, working on industrial and senior housing development projects. Sam also spent three years at CBRE working in the Corporate Development Group on M&A and strategy initiatives. Sam graduated from Harvard College in 2016 with an AB in Statistics. While at Harvard, Sam was captain of the school's alpine ski racing team.

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Colter Illich
AVP of Finance

Colter Illich is a member of Columbia Business School’s Class of 2021. Prior to Columbia, he worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for Devcon Construction on projects both under construction and in development. At Devcon, Colter helped budget and run a $350 million dollar campus expansion for his alma mater, Stanford University.

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Jeremy Cooper
Co-AVP of Company Visits & Site Tours

Jeremy Cooper is a member of the Columbia Business School Class of 2021 focusing on Real Estate Finance. Prior to CBS, Jeremy worked as an Associate for LW Hospitality Advisors, where he managed and conducted appraisals, consulting projects, feasibility and market studies for hotel properties for the industry’s leading lenders, developers, chains and management companies. Prior to LWHA, he gained valuable hospitality experience with Hilton Worldwide and in hotel operations for properties near his hometown Memphis, TN. Jeremy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics-Philosophy magna cum laude from Columbia University.

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Peter Gross
Co-AVP of Company Visits & Site Tours

Peter Gross is a New York City native. Prior to joining the Columbia Business School class of 2021, Peter was an Analyst at HR&A Advisors, a leading real estate and economic development consulting firm. Prior to that role, he was a rotational analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focusing on mortgage markets and Bureau-wide strategy and innovation. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.

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Javier Henriquez
Co-AVP of Trips

Javier Henriquez was a Development Manager at Pensam Capital, an investor, developer, and owner/operator of multifamily housing across the US prior to CBS. At Pensam, Javier focused on site sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, deal structuring and planning for new development opportunities. Javier is from Miami, FL and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Certificate in Architectural Engineering from Duke University.

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John Millett
Co-AVP of Trips

John Millett is a member of the Columbia Business School Class of 2021 focusing on Real Estate Finance. Prior to CBS, John spent four years working as a research analyst at Kynikos Associates, a short-focused hedge fund, where he primarily covered companies in the TMT and consumer sectors. Originally from Atlanta, John graduated from the University of North Carolina with a BS in Business Administration and BA in History. John is a Columbia Fellow at CBS.

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Angela Wang
Co-VP of International

Angela Wang is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2021 focusing on Real Estate Investment. Prior to CBS, Angela worked as Vice President at Trinity Street Capital Partners in New York City, where she raised equity for the first private equity transaction of the company and closed commercial mortgages on 50+ projects in various US markets. She has 6 years of experience in real estate finance and is a CFA Charter Holder. Angela graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics in China in 2012 and from Columbia’s MSRED program in 2013.

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Paul Rapeepat Mongkoladisai
Co-VP of International

Paul Rapeepat Mongkoladisai is a member of Columbia Business school’s Class of 2021 with focus on real estate and technology. Prior to Columbia, he worked in construction and real estate development, pioneering and developing prefabrication construction in both residential and commercial projects in Bangkok, Thailand for 4 years. Paul is originally from Bangkok and graduated from Chulalongkorn University with a Bachelor of Engineering. He is passionate about improving people’s quality of lives through innovative living solutions.

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Vineet Khanna
AVP of EMBA

Vineet Khanna is a first year EMBA student working at T. Rowe Price where he focuses on investing in real estate companies around the world. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Vineet worked as an Associate at LaSalle Investment Management. Vineet graduated from UMD in 2011 with a BS in Finance & Operations Management and in 2019 from Georgetown’s Masters in Real Estate program.

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Anna Dong
AVP of Case Competitions

Anna Dong is a member of Columbia Business School’s class of 2021. Prior to Columbia, Anna was part of the real estate group at Davidson Kempner, a $30+ billion distressed hedge fund. She also worked at Goldman Sachs, as a member of the Merchant Banking – Real Estate Principle Investing Area. Anna graduated from Cornell University in 2011, where she majored in Hospitality Administration and minored in Real Estate and East Asian Studies.

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Maureen Devenny
AVP of J-Term

Maureen Devenny is a member of Columbia Business School Class of 2021. Prior to Columbia, Maureen was the Deputy Director of Operations at Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership, two Business Improvement Districts in Midtown Manhattan. She worked closely with developers and government agencies on development and public realm improvement projects within the Penn Station area. Maureen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 where she studied political science and Spanish.  

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John Jonghwan Bae
AVP of J-Term

John Bae is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, focusing on Real Estate and Finance. John is a real estate developer, managing $300M worth of development projects in Korea. John is heavily involved in developing a $90M residential office building project in Ansan city and a $100M residential hotel development project in Paju city. John graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce.

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