The Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council (REAAC), began as an ad-hoc group five years ago that met bi-monthly to provide alumni in real estate with networking opportunities while supporting other real estate initiatives. At the beginning of 2005, the Council was brought under the College’s Business Alumni Chapter and was managed by a Steering Committee and the College’s Office of Alumni and Partner Relations.
“The Steering Committee has paved the way for the Board of Directors,” said Maria Arguello, REACC liaison and College events planner. “They have done a wonderful job of branching out to key contacts in the real estate community and helped to strengthen REAAC’s resources.”
Beginning in January, 2006, governance of the organization will be transferred to REAAC’s first official Board of Directors: Bill Harter, president; Robert Meneses (BBA ’02), president-elect; Craig Kirsner (MBA ’04), vice president; and Andrew Demos (BBA ’94), secretary/treasurer.
The Affinity Council will be working on various events this coming year to unite real estate professionals in the community as well as to support the initiatives of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute and the College’s Real Estate Student Association (RESA).
REAAC’s next Happy Hour, exclusively for real estate professionals, will take place on January 12, 2006 at Chispa Restaurant in Coral Gables. For additional details, information on other upcoming Real Estate alumni events, or to join REAAC, visit our web site.