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Whitman School to Host Symposium on Multifamily Housing
The Whitman School will host a real estate symposium on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Milton Room, room 411 at the Whitman School, featuring five Syracuse University alumni who are recognized experts in affordable multifamily housing.
Co-sponsored by the real estate department and the Whitman School’s James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center, the event will provide students the opportunity to learn from professionals in the affordable housing services industry. Panelists will answer questions about their work in multifamily and affordable housing and offer insights into their experiences in both the public and private real estate sectors.
Featured speakers for the event include Michael Backman, vice president of Mason Joseph Co.; Roy Bernardi, senior advisor for government services at CohnReznick, LLP, and former mayor of the City of Syracuse; Lawrence Mazzotta, founder and CEO of Cornerstone Associates, LLC; William Russell, president and CEO of the Sarasota Housing Authority; and Monica Sussman, partner at Nixon Peabody. The discussion will be moderated by Yildiray Yildirim, the Michael Falcone Chair in Real Estate and professor of finance.
The event is free and open to all Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the general public.