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.
Harry Ashforth - President
Prior to UNC, Harry worked in commercial real estate for PGIM Real Estate in asset management and for Eastdil Secured in investment sales. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2009 with a degree in Government and Legal Studies and Economics. While at Bowdoin, Harry was co-captain of both the Men’s Varsity Soccer and Varsity Lacrosse teams. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid skier, fly-fisherman and mountain biker.
Carly Davis - VP of Finance
Carly is a class of 2019 MBA student concentrating in real estate. She graduated from The University of Virginia with a degree in Accounting and Finance in 2010. Prior to UNC, Carly worked at KPMG in the Audit - Financial Services practice in NYC and at RLJ Lodging Trust in Bethesda, MD. This summer, she will be interning at Welltower in NYC as an Investments Associate. Originally from Washington DC, Carly enjoys eating, hiking, and traveling.
Kathryn Hennigan - VP of Communications
Kathryn is a class of 2019 MBA student concentrating in real estate. She graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Anthropology in 2012. Prior to UNC, Kathryn worked at a start-up in San Francisco in the home design and remodeling space. This summer, she will be interning at Pollack Shores in Atlanta as a development associate. Originally from North Carolina, Kathryn enjoys being back in the Tarheel state and taking advantage of everything Chapel Hill has to offer.
Rob Williams - VP of Corporate Relations
Rob is a real estate concentrator at Kenan-Flagler and plans to pursue a career in real estate development. Rob graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Business Administration-Finance and was the fourth generation to work in his family's business. Rob will be returning to Atlanta to spend his summer at Raney Real Estate. Outside of school, Rob enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his chocolate lab, Ladybird, and working on improving his consistent bogey-golf game.
Alyssa Sheinbaum - VP of Learning & Development
Alyssa is a class of 2019 MBA student concentrating in real estate. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Prior to UNC, Alyssa worked at Clark Construction in the metro-DC area, where she had roles in Clark's Pre-Construction Department, as well as on-site. This summer, she will be interning at Hines in Atlanta as a Summer Associate. Originally from Marietta, GA, Alyssa enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and binge watching documentaries.
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 one of the most active MBA Clubs on campus in terms of networking, educational, and social events, with member benefits including, but not limited to:
Recruitment: Resume and cover letter workshops, mock interviews with current students and alumni, personalized networking strategy, and constant exposure to industry professionals
Mentorship: Each Real Estate student has a designated 2nd Year Career Mentor and Alumni Mentor.
Industry training: ARGUS certification course, LEED Green Associate training, Training the Street and a real estate financial modeling seminar.
Education: Weekly lunch meetings that build a real estate knowledge base through lecture and guest speakers. Company visits to developers, investors, banks, architects, contractors, planners, engineers, and many more.
Case Competitions: 1st Year Internal Case Competition at UNC; National Real Estate Challenge in Austin, TX; and the UNC Real Estate Development Challenge.
Conferences: ULI conferences in the Raleigh/Durham area and the annual UNC Real Estate Conference with over 500 industry professionals. Industry association membership dues are reimbursed through the UNC Wood Center for Real Estate.
Site visits: Treks to Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York City, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and select other cities based on interest. Market overviews with commercial real estate professionals from select markets not visited.
Social: Networking events with alumni, football tailgates, golf tournaments, BBQs, mentorship program with the Undergrad Real Estate Club, and Habitat for Humanity service days.
For more information, visit the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies page, our Twitter page or email us directly.