“We are extremely excited about the additions of Jim and George because they both have a depth of experience in building real estate companies, which fits perfectly with the ambitious future of the Steers Center,” said Matthew L. Cypher, Atara Kaufman Professor of Real Estate and director, Steers Center for Global Real Estate. “Most importantly, however, they both share a genuine concern for the individual student and for ensuring our students are the most well trained in the country, which will result in the highest quality employment opportunities.”
In his new role, Reid will focus on enhancing the visibility of the Steers Center brand through his global network. Also, he will teach the foundational real estate course for undergraduate students. Before joining the Steers Center, Reid served in a number of key roles at CBRE, including president of Americas Strategic Initiatives, where he accomplished a range of corporate acquisitions that complemented the firm’s strategy. Earlier in his career, Reid was chief operating officer of the Americas for CBRE, where he oversaw the financial and operational management of the firm’s Americas business. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard University.
“I am excited to help scale the tremendous work being done through the Steers Center so that it can reach the highest level of global prominence,” said Reid. “Joining the Georgetown University community allows me to contribute to providing students with a premium, industry-grade education that produces graduates who compete aggressively for the very best real estate jobs around the world.”
As managing director, Yeonas will be responsible for collaborating with Cypher on the strategic plan for the center and, ultimately, its execution. Also, he will have various roles both inside and out of the classroom where his diverse background is leveraged. His extensive real estate career ranges from master plan community design and development to loan workouts and restructurings, which pairs with the Steers Center’s goals of pursuing excellence in real estate education and research. Previously, Yeonas was the chief restructuring officer for a Dutch bank where he was responsible for the liquidation of a $2 billion North American loan portfolio.
“It is a great honor to join the Steers Center for Global Real Estate, which enriches the intellectual life of both the university and the global real estate community,” said Yeonas. “I am looking forward to working with Matthew Cypher and Jim Reid to continue the Steers Center’s development into the finest knowledge center for real estate in the country.” Yeonas is an alumnus of Georgetown McDonough and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
An op-ed by Michael Czinkota, associate professor: “There is often a strong desire for partisanship both in our domestic and global thinking. Russia keeps being framed as our most vile adversary. Such thinking has much historic background. Of particular worry has been competition in technology ― one can still recall the Russian leadership reputation effects of the space launches of Sputnik, the electric ball, and Laika, the space dog. It took the successful North Pole transit of the U.S. submarine Nautilus to re-declare the American advantage.”
Professor Eric Koester of Georgetown has been making a splash with his most recent venture, “The Creator Institute.” The idea is based on a course he taught at Georgetown on entrepreneurial studies but, more importantly, on writing your own book.
A specific example of potentially problematic behavior by a big tech company that could catch Delrahim’s eye could be that “Facebook refused to give [relevant data] to application providers that Facebook thought to be rivals,” said Hal Singer, an antitrust expert and Georgetown University adjunct professor.
“Imagine your personal financial assistant, who basically keeps track of your spending but also integrates with other information on your life,” says James Angel, a finance professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Because it knows your location, it can tell what store you’re in, guess what you’ll buy, and alert you to places that sell it cheaper. Or it might warn you not to enter a particular store because your bank account is particularly low.
The teaching in Rome is provided by Le Moyne College, a private Jesuit college in upstate New York, and two Jesuit business schools: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington DC and Barcelona’s Esade Business School. The programme is designed for anyone with a leadership position in the Catholic Church, not just Jesuits. Running a course for senior religious leaders is a first for the management professors from McDonough. But Paul Almeida, the school’s dean, says the curriculum for the school’s core MBA program has long revolved around teaching about having a greater purpose in one’s work. Subscription required.
Over the course of several studies, our research with Georgetown professor Neeru Paharia found that the majority of Americans today consider being busy a status symbol. When asked to review hypothetical descriptions of people, Facebook posts, and letters from friends, subjects consistently associated indications of busyness with being more competent and ambitious, more sought-after in the job market, and having greater wealth and social status. This thinking seems to be culturally dependent, however, as a group of Italians we tested held a more traditional view linking leisure and free time with higher status.
“We are proud of our latest career successes beyond our record salary placements,” said Doreen Amorosa, associate dean of McDonough Career Services. “The true ROI of the McDonough MBA is that it prepares our graduates for a lifetime of success, providing them the knowledge, tools, and network to make a difference for years to come.”
“A buoyant market environment and quality leadership development programs are likely key contributing factors to the lengthening of CEO tenure and the overwhelming elevation of insiders to the CEO position,” said Jason Schloetzer, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and a co-author of the report.