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UNC Real Estate Club

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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

Zach Spencer - President

Zach is pursuing a concentration in real estate development and finance at Kenan-Flagler and plans to work in commercial real estate after graduation. Prior to business school, he earned an undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and worked as a project manager in the construction industry, including two years on the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Zach is an avid Carolina Panthers fan and enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his wife, Kaitlin, and their two dogs.

Contact: Zach_Spencer@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Bryan Ward - VP of Finance

Bryan is pursuing a real estate concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler and plans to work in real estate development after graduation. He earned an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University where he majored in Finance. Prior to attending business school, he worked for Credit Suisse in investment banking operations and Greystone in affordable housing development. During the summer, Bryan will intern at Northview Partners working on multifamily development projects in North Carolina.

Contact: Bryan_Ward@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Mark Robinson - VP of Communications

Mark received a BS from Towson University in 2009. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer and later became a Recon Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he deployed multiple times to Afghanistan, Africa, and Colombia. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, Mark is concentrating in both real estate and corporate finance and plans to begin a career in commercial real estate development after graduation. This summer Mark will be interning at Johnson Development Associates in Spartanburg, SC.

Contact: Mark_Robinson@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Areti Moustakis - VP of Corporate Relations

Areti is pursuing a concentration in real estate at Kenan-Flagler and plans to work in real estate development after graduation. Prior to business school, she earned an undergraduate degree in Finance from Manhattan College and worked for Morgan Stanley in a variety of roles across Wealth Management, Private Banking, and Institutional Securities. This summer Areti will be interning at EDENS as a development associate in Atlanta, GA.

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

Emmit Visconti - VP of Learning & Development

Emmit is a class of 2018 MBA student concentrating in Real Estate. A native Californian, Emmit grew up in Los Angeles and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Sonoma State University. After graduating, he set out to gain a solid understanding of business finance by joining Keysight Technologies, where he worked as a financial analyst for 3 years. Emmit chose Kenan-Flagler primarily because of its real estate program, but views the basketball team as substantial icing on the cake. This summer, Emmit will be joining the development team at Trammell Crow Residential in Atlanta, GA.

Contact: Emmit_Visconti@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