Real Estate & Construction Alumni Chapter
The Real Estate & Construction Alumni Chapter features a dynamic group of alumni volunteers who work in the real estate and construction industry. The RE&C Chapter hosts several events throughout the year to connect alumni professionally, personally, with the University and with students interested in careers in the industry.
We are always excited to connect with alumni interested in becoming more active with our chapter. Reach out to learn more about current volunteer opportunities or let us know your ideas for future programming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you at an event soon!
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Events and Awards
We have several events throughout the year including industry panels, networking events and SJU basketball game watches and pregame receptions. Our annual Christmas Luncheon presents the the Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Leader of the Year Award to a leader in the field who has shown outstanding loyalty, dedication and service to the University.
During our most recent event on September 20th, SJU students, alumni, and friends of the Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter attended "A New Start in the City that Started it All." This was an engaging discussion on the Bellwether District presented to SJU students and alumni by Hilco Redevelopment Partners.
The Bellwether District will be Philadelphia's new home for e-commerce, life sciences, and logistics leaders. It will be a global model of sustainable development and design and will connect the world's seas, skies, rails, and roads to the people and businesses of Philadelphia. You can view the presentation from the event here.
The Real Estate & Construction Mentorship Program is facilitated and organized through the SJU Connects platform. Visit https://sju.firsthand.co/ and select "Give Advice" to register as an advisor. We recommend importing your professional information from LinkedIn (all of your personal contact information will remain private). Be sure to choose the services you would like to provide and the times you are available. After you complete your account set-up, join the Real Estate & Construction Alumni Chapter affinity group within the platform. This group helps facilitate connections and conversations between our alumni volunteers and students interested in the real estate and construction industry. If you have questions about this program, email Joe Wutkowski ’16 at email@example.com.
Student Outcome Stories
When the vision of Saint Joseph's University Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter came to fruition more than a decade ago, one of the chapter's founding tenets was establishing strong mentoring and networking programs. The goal was to aid SJU students and recent graduates in making connections, obtaining internships and securing positions in the industry. A sampling of the success stories can be found through the SJU Outcomes site.
Saint Joseph's University offers a real estate finance certificate that can be completed as a standalone certificate or as part the Master's of Finance program or the stackable MBA.
Advisory Board Members
Dennis Durkin '74 - Jackson Cross Partners, LLC
Joseph F. Kessler, Esq. ’79 - Dilworth Paxson, LLP
Anthony Nichols Sr. ’67 - Brandywine Realty Trust
Brian Campbell ’80 - Berkadia
George Alburger ’68 - Liberty Property Trust
Kathie Carr ’77 - Keystone Appraisal
Elizabeth Convery ’05 - VERY Real Estate
Pete Davisson ’63 - Jackson Cross Partners, LLC
Adam Duffy ’04 - CBRE
Caitlin English ’16 - Duke Realty
James Galbally ’06 - Jones Lang LaSalle
Michael Hare ’83 - Buccini/Pollin Group
Brenton Hutchinson ’06 - Nightingale Realty, LLC
W. Forrest Kerr ’21 - Student Real Estate Society President
Corey Lonberger ’01 - Rittenhouse Realty Advisors
Vincent Lynch ’22 - Student Real Estate Society Vice President
Raelene McCarthy ’99 - Allsteel
John McManus ’70 - John S McManus Inc.
John Morrissey ’80 - Jackson Cross Partners, LLC
Brian Murphy ’78 - Tremont Realty Advisors
Denise Viola-Monahan ’85 - M&T Bank
Joe Wutkowski ’16 - Normandy Real Estate Partners