NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces New Director of Academic Affairs

Senior Real Estate Finance Veteran, Manish Srivastava, Brings Global Perspective and Nearly 20 Years of Industry Expertise to Curriculum Development and Classroom


New York, NY – February 25, 2013 – The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) has appointed Manish Srivastava, who recently joined the faculty as a clinical associate professor of real estate finance and investment, to also serve as the new director of academic affairs for the Institute. In this role, Professor Srivastava will initially be involved in monitoring the finance curriculum of the M.S. in Real Estate to ensure that all courses are relevant to the evolving dynamics of the real estate finance industry. His responsibilities also will entail recruiting, interviewing, and evaluating new faculty members. In addition, he will participate in strategic planning initiatives along with Divisional Dean Rosemary Scanlon and NYU Schack faculty members.

When commenting on his recent appointments, Professor Srivastava said, "I am delighted to join the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate and to play an influential role in the education of students in the growing fields of real estate finance, real estate development, and construction management. Our students learn about all aspects of these industries in New York City and around the world. I look forward to contributing to the process that shapes the high quality of thought, professionalism, and creativity at NYU Schack.”

Professor Srivastava is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he earned dual Master’s in Real Estate Finance and Development, and Architecture. He was the recipient of the Aga Khan Scholarship at MIT. He also completed a five-year Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Lucknow in India, where he worked as an architect and was responsible for the design and the development of several building projects. Prior to joining NYU Schack, he served as senior manager of Real Estate Capital Markets at Ernst & Young LLP, and for the past two years, had been managing principal at Sidhant Capital, LLC in New York City. His work in finance encompassed advising on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, real estate capital markets, financial forensics and investigations, private equity real estate, and hedge funds.

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate,  the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—which enrolls nearly 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and  has almost 3,000 alumni around the globe.  In addition, each year, approximately 4,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering.  The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets, REITs, and Sustainable Real Estate. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally.

For additional information about NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, please visit scps.nyu.edu/schack or call 212-992-3336.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

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More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.