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Real Estate Institute Launches Speaker Series with Barbara Corcoran and More Industry Leaders

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Barbara Corcoran in pink pantsuit

Barbara Corcoran

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) will offer students and commercial real estate professionals an opportunity to hear first-hand lessons and advice from leaders in real estate in its new series, “Titan Talks.” 

The first event, which will take place on Feb. 13, will feature guest speaker Barbara Corcoran, television personality and founder of The Corcoran Group, a luxury real estate brokerage in New York City. All events will be hosted by real estate expert Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens and member of REI’s Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of industry and business leaders. There will be three events each semester at the McNally Amphitheater at the Lincoln Center campus at 5 p.m.

“I am honored to be the inaugural guest speaker at the Fordham Real Estate Institute’s Titan Talks with Bess [Freedman],” said Corcoran. “The industry continues to evolve rapidly, and it is more important than ever to spread information and knowledge to benefit the next generation of real estate professionals.” 

The hour-long programs will focus on examining the industry for its future professionals through the lens of role models like Corcoran, a real estate mogul, frequent columnist and TV commentator, and regular on ABC’s reality show Shark Tank

Free attendance is offered to Fordham students, with first priority given to those enrolled in REI programs. Additionally, limited seating is available for attendees from the larger real estate community at $30 per person. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the close of the program.

“I’m thrilled to have Barbara Corcoran kick off this series because she is such an industry trailblazer and will share her journey in her own words, including the failures as well as the successes,” said Freedman. “In life—if you can see it, you can be it. Everyone needs to see a path, and this is an opportunity for tomorrow’s real estate leaders to envision one.”

Ryan O’Connor, REI EAC chair and CEO of Clinton Management, agreed. 

“It’s really special to invite those just beginning in this field to authentic conversations with titans who will share real and relevant stories,” O’Connor said. “It’s likely our students would not otherwise get the chance to learn from their idols in such a tangible way. I’m really proud to be a part of offering this at Fordham.”

Seating is limited. For more information about the Feb. 13 event, click here.

For information about REI, the Executive Advisory Council, and Scholarship 250, click here.

Media Contact: Whitney Bowers, Co-Communications Inc. [email protected]

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