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October 2019 ODU Strome College of Business Newletter

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October 2019 Monthly Newsletter
To connect those in the Hampton Roads community who are engaged in real estate and economic development to the Finance and Real Estate students of Old Dominion University
Student Spotlight
Junior, Kaleb Hinman, Completes Summer Internship with The Franklin Johnston Group
Kaleb Hinman, a junior majoring in Real Estate Finance and Economics, was selected as a an intern for The Franklin Johnston Group this past summer. Kaleb describes his internship as an experience that taught him how the real business world works. He states, "Out of the many things I got out of the internship, the thing which means the most to me was having valuable conversations with people who were kind enough to take the time to give me advice about life."
Kaleb completed his first two years of college at Tidewater Community College before transferring to ODU this fall. His goal is to pursue a career in real estate development and he is most interested in new construction development.
Three ODU Students Attend the IREM Annual Meeting
Last month, three Old Dominion students had the privilege of attending the annual meeting of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) which was held on the Spirit of Norfolk. Joseph Van Putten, Derek Grier, and Kaleb Hinman were all in attendance. In addition to those three students, ODU alum, Gabrielle Gullins also attended the meeting. Gullins graduated in May and currently holds the postion of Leasing Representative at Harbor Group.
This Month in Strome
S.L. Nusbaum Presents To ODU Real Estate Club
The E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate thanks Angie Lombardi, Angelique Mazzella, Ariah Rogers, Donje Putnam, and Amanda Hamilton of S.L. Nusbaum for taking the time to come and speak to the students of MSSRE this past Tuesday.
Deborah Stearns Receives the Legacy Alumni Award
At a ceremony on October 24 th at the Strome College of Business,Deborah Stearns of JLL and a longtime supporter of the EVWCRE and the HLSRE was awarded the Legacy Alumni honor.Annually, the Strome College of Business honors distinguished alumni and faculty who have stood out in their fields and community. The three categories are Legacy Faculty, Legacy Alumni and Future Legacy Alumni. Legacy Faculty- faculty who taught full-time for five years or more and who have been retired five years or more.Legacy Alumni- alumni who, over the course of their career, achieved significant outcomes professionally.Future Legacy Alumni -alumni who, in the first ten years after graduation, have established themselves as leaders of distinction, with high potential for a lifetime of significant achievement.
A native of Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University Distinguished Alumna, Deborah is a Senior Vice President with JLL’s Hampton Roads office. She specializes in office and industrial property sales and leasing. Deborah brings 40 years of experience in commercial real estate to assist clients and identify solutions. She was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Volunteer Hampton Roads in 2009.
Steve Girard Speaks to Finance Club and GIS
On Tuesday, October 1, Steve Girard, Regional President of Markel came to campus to speak to the Finance Club and GIS. Markel is a holding company for insurance, reinsurance, and investment located in Richmond, Virginia. Girard discussed the wholesale industry, opportunities within Markel, and the WSIA (Wholesale and Specialty Insurance Association) .
If you or your company are interested in presenting to our Finance Club or MSSRE (Monarch Student Society of Real Estate), please contact Savana Limbach at .
Register Early for the Annual
November Forum and Networking
Join us at the annual November Forum and Networking- followed by a cocktail and networking hour at Norfolk's Slover Library. Members of the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate receive complimentary registration.
Registration: 4:00PM
Guest Presentations: 4:45-6:00PM
Cocktail Reception: 6:00-7:00PM
Register early here .
For the November event can you include the following, ODU students, if interested in attending, please contact Sara Russell Riggs, .
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If you know a student, local business, community member, or alumni who would be interested in receiving updated job opportunities and upcoming events in the community and within the Strome College of Business, please contact Savana Limbach at for all new subscriptions to this newsletter.
Student Opportunities
Summer '20 Internship Opportunity
In this role, you’ll join Colliers in a key educational and developmental position withexposure to the multiple facets of the commercial real estateindustry.
Interns will learn about different types of properties (retail,industrial, office leasing, multi-family), real estate research platforms, andmethods to obtain information for investment decisions. We are looking for candidates witha good work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills,historically strong performance in any finance-related classes, and a stronginterest in real estate.
For more information, contact Maria Castillo at .
Divaris Real Estate Hiring Retail Leasing Associate
Divaris is seeking aRetailLeasing Associateto join our Virginia Beach office. This individual will work with George Fox, Levi Thomson, and other top retail producers to develop and execute strategic and creative leasing plans for shopping centers exclusively leased by Divaris in Hampton Roads. Basic requirements include a Virginia real estate salesperson license, self-starter, strong interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve, and ability to sell.
For more information, click here or contact George Fox at .
EVWC and CapCenter Licensing Opportunity
Are you interested in pursuing a real estate sales or mortgage loan originatorlicense before you graduate?


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