Real Estate Investment Banking Panel

The Georgetown Steers Center for Global Real Estate and the Georgetown Graduate Real Estate society recently partnered to present the Georgetown Undergraduate and Graduate students with its first annual ‘Real Estate Investment Banking Panel.’

The panel, moderated by W. Ed Walter (L’80), CEO and President, Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., brought together some of the top investment bankers covering the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging sectors.

Marty Cicco (P’14 & ’17), Senior Managing Director at Evercore Partners, Michael Graziano (B’88), Co-head and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and David Kieske Managing Director of Eastdil Secured, were all in attendance.

Evin Broder, a second year Georgetown MBA student who put together the panel, will be joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Investment Banking platform following graduation. “The panel was put together in the hopes of providing the students at the Undergrad and MBA level with a better picture of the Real Estate Investment Banking career path,” said Broder. “There are amazing opportunities available for the Georgetown students that come from working in a role that combines the largest asset class in the world with one of the largest industry functions.”

With over 50 students in attendance, the panel was able to share useful insight on their personal career path, the state of the investment banking industry and the real estate sector at large. After the one hour session, the panel was peppered with enthusiastic questions from the students ranging from state of the banking industry at large, to impacts of potential legislation.

Immediately following, in accordance with the Steers Dining Series founded earlier this year, Andrew McNeil (M’15) from Eastdil Secured, Lena Duffield (B’17) who will be joining Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investment Fund and Evin Broder (M’17), joined the panel and Ed Walter for lunch at the Georgetown faculty club.

“From our discussion [during lunch], I could tell that the panelists were very interested in learning more about how Georgetown students experience the recruitment process,” said Duffield. “I believe the Steers Dining Series is an ideal way to have these types of discussions, as the smaller format allows students and alumni to have meaningful, in-depth conversations.”