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Maurice Zekaria joins the Center of Real Estate at Rutgers Busin

06/3/2015

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The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School Names Maurice Zekaria, President of Paramount Realty Services and LMS Commercial Real Estate to its Advisory Board

Mr. Zekaria will join a select group of renowned commercial and residential real estate professionals to set the course for the new progressive academic center.   


(June 1, 2015)– The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School,a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurice Zekaria, President of Paramount Realty Services and LMS Commercial Real Estate to its Advisory Board.     

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is predicated on its ability to bring together the real estate industry’s brightest and most influential executives to interact with students and set the academic course for the Center. Advisory Board members were carefully selected and represent a diverse group of leaders in a variety of fields related to the real estate industry. As a member of the Center’s Advisory Board, Mr. Zekaria will serve as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia. Members of the Advisory Board share a common goal of fostering productive discussion in order to advance the study of real estate and to meet the evolving needs of a diverse student population by providing real-world experiences and collegial access to the top minds in real estate.

“We are going to rely on our Advisory Board members to bring practical and real world knowledge and experiences from every sector of our industry into our Center with the goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate,” said Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “The consolidation and dissemination of this knowledge will serve as a focal point for addressing New Jersey’s, and subsequently the country’s, difficult and complex business and real estate issues, and will inspire the next generation of real estate leaders.

To learn more about the Advisory Board for the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School please visit www.business.rutgers.edu/cres. Stay connected by following the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School on Twitter at: @RutgersCRE or like and follow the Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RutgersBusinessCRE.

About The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School was established in 2014 as a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders. The Center’s Advisory Board is comprised of the most knowledgeable and successful real estate professionals, in both academic study and in real world practice, and is dedicated to creating and cultivating a collaborative community of industry thought leaders. The Center for Real Estate is establishing and pioneering cross-disciplinary programs around two fundamental real estate challenges – supply chain/industrial real estate and public policy/urban redevelopment – in collaboration with established and renowned Centers already in place at Rutgers University.

About Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation's oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, founded 1766. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as satellite locations in Jersey City, Madison, and Singapore. Rutgers has been recognized as providing one of the best return-on-investments in the country for undergraduate students in both Newark (Washington Monthly) and New Brunswick (The Economist). Rutgers MBA program is ranked #7 for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation and it was ranked the #39 Part-Time MBA program nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report. TheRutgers Executive MBA program is also highly ranked globally by theFinancial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Wall Street Journal. Established in 1929 and accredited continuously since 1941 by AACSB International, Rutgers Business School is supported by a network of more than 40,000 alumni.