LMU Real Estate Alumni Group Holds Annual Meet & Greet

LMU’s Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) hosted its fifth annual “Meet & Greet” on Thursday, June 11th at McCormick & Schmick’s in El Segundo. Over 20 students and alumni with an interest in real estate attended the event, which kicked off with a happy hour followed by an optional dinner.

Alumni who work in the real estate brokerage industry, private equity, advisory services and capital markets shared information about their professional careers, business structures and real estate ventures.

“There is a sense of great camaraderie among our REAG colleagues,” said REAG co-founder Edgard Asensio ’12 EMBA. “We feel proud when we reflect on our career progressions and achievements.”

REAG brings together real estate and finance professionals, investors, alumni and students for an opportunity to network and leverage collective knowledge regarding real estate market conditions, deal structuring and working together on projects.

“It was another successful event and everyone really enjoyed themselves,” said LMU Professor of Finance and Real Estate Chris Manning. “People were engaged in small group conversations the entire evening – it’s nice to have these intimate gatherings so our students and alumni can make new connections, share stories with old acquaintances, and learn new perspectives on investment opportunities and real estate trends."

To learn more about REAG and how you can get involved, contact Edgard Asensio at asensiomngt@aol.com.

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Save the date! The next REAG event, “Beginning & Succeeding in Real Estate,” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20 at 7:15 p.m. in Hilton 100. Moderated by Chris Manning, this special panel featuring five real estate executives will discuss how each began their real estate careers, raising capital for real estate, business development approaches, growth opportunities in real estate and current economic conditions favoring real estate entrepreneurs. This event is being organized by the LMU Real Estate Alumni Group and co-sponsored by the LMU Center for Entrepreneurship, LMU Finance Society, LMU Accounting and Finance Exchange and LMU Entrepreneurship Society.