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UNC Real Estate Club

Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits | Major Events


UNC's MBA Real Estate Club aims to provide a strong platform from which to explore the real estate industry, pursue educational and career opportunities, and further the practice of real estate.

Leadership Team

C.J. Overly - President

Charles (C.J.) Overly is pursuing a dual concentration in real estate and corporate finance. He will spend the summer as a Development Intern with Trammell Crow Residential in Washington, DC. Prior to business school, C.J. spent six years as the Business Administrator at Gaithersburg High School in Montgomery County, MD, where he played a leading role in the design and construction of a new 430,000 square foot, LEED Gold school building. During this time, C.J. served a three-year term as a trustee of the Montgomery County Consolidated Retiree Health Benefits Trust. Before joining Gaithersburg High School, C.J. worked as a banking analyst with JPMorgan Chase & Co. He earned a BSBA in Finance from Georgetown University and an AA in Business from Montgomery College.

        Contact: Charles_Overly@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

John Kilborne - VP of Finance & Operations

John Kilborne was raised in Washington, DC and received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduation, he spent three years working as an analyst for MAC Realty Advisors, a real estate brokerage firm in Washington, DC. At Kenan-Flagler, John is concentrating in Real Estate and Sustainable Enterprise. In his free time, John enjoys playing basketball, listening to podcasts, and learning about American history.

Contact: John_Kilborne@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Michael Oliver - VP of Communications

Mike Oliver is a Class of 2017 MBA student concentrating in Real Estate and Sustainable Enterprise. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Civil Engineering, Mike worked as a Project Engineer for Clark Construction Group in Washington, DC. At Kenan-Flagler, Mike is pursuing a career in Real Estate Development. In addition to supporting the Real Estate Club, Mike also serves as a Legacy Representative, Chair of the Career Services Advisory Board, and a Nonprofit Board Fellow (Habitat for Humanity). 

Contact: Michael_Oliver@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Hailey Boushey - VP of Corporate Relations

Hailey Boushey graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Marketing and Retail. Before coming to Kenan-Flagler for her MBA, she worked at Target Headquarters in Minneapolis as an internal consultant. She is currently pursuing a concentration in real estate development, and will be interning with Crescent Communities over the summer. In her free time, Hailey enjoys running, yoga, Netflix, and visiting her family back in Minnesota.

​Contact: Hailey_Boushey@kenan-flagler.unc.edu  

Laura Bartos - VP of Learning & Development

Laura Bartos graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2013 with degrees in Public Health and Sociology. Prior to business school, she conducted sociology research on affordable housing policy and then taught 8th grade science with Teach for America in Charlotte, NC. She reached a 90% pass rate on the 8th grade science state exam with her students while teaching, compared with pass rates of 70% state-wide and 30% across her school. She is pursuing concentrations in Real Estate and Corporate Finance and is interning at Welltower, a health care REIT, this summer. Welltower invests in and develops senior housing/assisted living, medical office buildings, and outpatient care facilities across the US, in Canada, and in the UK. Laura enjoys running and ran college track at Johns Hopkins.

        Contact: Laura_Bartos@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Membership Benefits

The UNC Real Estate Club aims to improve the career prospects and education of each one of its members. Whether you are an industry veteran, career switcher, or simply interested in the field of study, the Club provides a number of opportunities to expand your knowledge and network. The UNC Real Estate Club is arguably the most active MBA Club on (and off) campus in terms of networking, educational, and social events, with member benefits including, but not limited to:

: Résumé critiques, mock interview sessions, job search strategy, exposure to companies through career treks to New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Raleigh

Mentorship: Designated 2nd Year Career Mentor and Alumni Mentors

Industry training: ARGUS certification course and RE-specific financial modeling seminar

Education: Diverse lineup of topics during weekly lunch meetings, discussing different facets of the industry

Case Competitions: 1st Year Case Competition hosted by a leading RE firm; National Real Estate Challenge in Austin, TX; UNC Real Estate Development Challenge

Conferences: ULI conferences in Raleigh/Durham area; annual UNC Real Estate Conference with over 400 industry professionals

Site visits
: Tours of market leaders' development sites, properties, and offices

Social: Fall Social events on Franklin Street; Football tailgate; Spring BBQ; Alumni Happy Hour events

Major Events

Fall Semester:

  • Real Estate Lunch & Learn Presentations (RE 101, RE Investment, RE Capital Markets, RE Development)
  • Speed Networking
  • Fall Social
  • 1st Year Case Competition
  • RE Financial Modeling Two-Day Seminar
  • National Real Estate Challenge (McCombs School - Austin, TX)
  • Career Treks to NYC, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta

Spring Semester:

  • Real Estate Lunch & Learn Presentations (Retail Underwriting, Office Underwriting, Multifamily Underwriting)
  • UNC Development Challenge
  • ARGUS Certification Training
  • Career Treks to Washington, DC, Houston, Dallas, Raleigh
  • Site visits/office tours with Raleigh-Durham firms

Learn More

For more information, visit http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/real-estate