Almost 100 Lehigh University students traveled from South Mountain to Lower Manhattan to gain skilled insight and network with industry leaders in the commercial real estate industry. During panel discussions, parents and their children in the profession shared contrasting, multi-generational perspectives on issues and trends. The event, titled Commercial Real Estate: The Rise of a New Generation, was co-hosted by Tara Stacom ’80, executive vice chairman, Cushman & Wakefield, and Brad Eric Scheler ’74 ’05P ’08P ’09PG and Jonathan Mechanic ’12P, partners, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. The event was also sponsored by the Stacom Family Executive Speaker Series and MHP Real Estate Services.
More than 300 people attended the event that included: commercial real estate professionals; Georgette Chapman Phillips, Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P and Lisa A. Clayton ’13P Dean of the College of Business and Economics; Patrick Farrell, provost and vice president for academic affairs; and Lehigh University Board of Trustee Vice Chair Kevin Clayton ’84 ’13P, managing partner, Finley Ridge Group. Co-host Scheler is chair of the board of trustees.
An outcome of the annual event that Stacom wants to achieve is “…to drive better hiring and better internships for our students…and letting them think that this world of real estate in New York is possible, and they can own it too.”
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