Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits
The UNC Real Estate Club provides MBA students at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School with a strong platform from which to explore the real estate industry, pursue educational and career opportunities, and further the practice of real estate.
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Caylor Mark - President
Internship: Crescent Communities
Caylor Mark is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Real Estate Finance & Investment. Prior to Kenan-Flagler, Caylor spent four years in New York City working for Cassidy Turley, advising the firm’s brokerage group in their office and retail transactions. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Caylor earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2008. In his role as President, Caylor will work closely with the other members of the Leadership Team to ensure that the Club continues to provide excellent networking and educational opportunities for both first and second year Real Estate Club members.
Jed Byrne - VP of Real Estate Alumni Club and Mentorship
Internship: Crescent Communities
Jed is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Real Estate. Prior to business school, Jed spent five years working in various roles for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company, most recently as a Business Development Manager in their Atlanta office. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Jed earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. Jed served on the Real Estate Club leadership team as a first-year liaison. In his new role, he is dedicated to building a strong network with the Real Estate Alumni Club, facilitating alumni mentor/student mentee relationships, and coordinating events with real estate students, professionals and firms.
Andrew Dybalski - VP of Education and Events
Internship: Mill Creek Residential
Andrew is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Real Estate and Corporate Finance. Prior to business school, Andrew spent 5 years as a practicing architect in the DC area. During his professional experiences, Andrew managed both commercial , including base-build, tenant fit-out, and build-to-suit, and residential projects across the globe. Originally from Washington D.C., Andrew earned his B.S. in Architecture at the University of Maryland and his M. Architecture at Georgia Tech. In his role as VP of Education and Events, Andrew is responsible for organizing the first-year case competition, brown-bag lunch tutorials for first-years on a range of topics that will help prepare students for the Real Estate concentration, and coordinating career treks throughout the year.
Kathryn Howlett - VP of Branding and Recruitment
Internship: Morningstar Properties
Kathryn is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Real Estate Development and Finance. After studying psychology and communication studies at UNC, she worked for four years in her family’s real estate development business here in Chapel Hill. Their developments include office and retail projects, but most recently had been exclusively build-to-suit medical offices, clinics, and research labs. She is excited about strengthening the UNC Real Estate Program through targeted recruitment of the finest real estate students and building national brand awareness through various networks and channels.
Edward Lammas - VP of Social Activities
Internship: AvalonBay Communities
Edward is a second-year MBA student concentrating in Real Estate and Corporate Finance. Prior to business school, Edward spent 3 years practicing as a construction consultant, most recently advising on the financial, legal and risk management aspects of prestigious condo and retail projects in London, UK. Edward received his BS (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management from Nottingham Trent University, in his native United Kingdom and is professionally qualified in this field, with the MRICS designation. Having served on the Real Estate Club leadership team as a first year liaison, Edward looks to build on his experience in developing camraderie and networking opportunities within the club, as the Social Activities Vice President.
Laura Solie Quinn - VP of Education and Events
Internship: Highwoods Properties
Laura was born in Durham and is excited to be returning to the Triangle after eight years. Following an undergrad education studying business at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania, she left Penn and moved to New York City. During her two years in New York, she taught fifth and eighth grade history at a charter school in Brooklyn as a Teach for America corps member. After six long Northeast winters, she sought a warmer refuge and moved to Phoenix, Arizona. During her time in Phoenix, she founded and ran an consumer focused online platform. She came to Carolina to switch careers and study real estate, where she can merge her entrepreneurial experience understanding the importance of physical proximity to customers with her two years learning the role development can play in community revitalization.
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:
Recruitment: Résumé critiques, mock interview sessions, job search strategy, exposure to companies through career treks to New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, 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