Steers Center Announces 2019-2020 Poland Family Real Estate Fellows for MBA Program

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The Steers Center for Global Real Estate has announced Poland Family Real Estate Fellows for the 2019-2020 school year. The MBA fellowship program creates a select community of talented, emerging business leaders in the field of commercial real estate.

The 2019-2020 fellows are Zachary Albert (MBA’20), Colin Chiarodo (MBA’20), James MacKenzie (MBA’20), Nataly Perkowski (MBA’20), Nicholas Quaglia (MBA’20), and Faizan Qureshi (MBA’20). Each fellow will receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their educational pursuits in the MBA program.

The Steers Center selects students for the Poland Family Real Estate fellowship based principally on the level of commitment that the individual demonstrates during their time at Georgetown McDonough to advancing the discipline of real estate through the Steers Center.

“The benefits of being awarded the fellowship reach farther beyond the monetary value of the scholarship award,” Perkowski said. “As a Poland Fellow, I get the advantage of being a member of a select group of alumni from the Georgetown Steers program which has significant value to me.”  

Quaglia also emphasizes this point when he says that the fellowship is an honor as many past fellows are now successful in real estate. “The list of past Poland Fellows is an incredible group who have gone on to do great things in the industry and who are actively involved in improving the program and helping guide current students. I am excited to continue to grow the Steers Center brand,” he said.

Matthew Cypher, director of the Steers Center and Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate, is proud of the strong commitment to real estate embodied by the Poland fellows.

“What stood out about this year’s candidates is the absolute strength in numbers that this class of second-year MBA students represents. This year’s class is easily the deepest we have ever had in terms of MBA students who have done an outsized amount of work to advance real estate at Georgetown McDonough,” Cypher said.