NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Will Host its 22nd “Evening of Monopoly®” on October 29

Alumnus David Eyzenberg of Avison Young Inc. to be Honored at Fundraising Event


NEW YORK, October 28, 2015 – Top real estate executives will gather to play Monopoly® with current students and alumni of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate during its annual “Evening at Monopoly® on Thursday, October 29, at Tavern on the Green, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The fundraising event will recognize David Eyzenberg (‘98), a principal at Avison Young Inc. and an adjunct assistant professor at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, who will serve as honorary banker.

Hosted by the NYUSPS Schack Alumni Association, the “Evening of Monopoly®” raises funds to support Schack initiatives such as student scholarships, career development services, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and new academic programs. Over the years, it has grown to become an integral part of the Schack Institute’s professional and alumni events, with guests enjoying a great tradition of networking, game playing, cocktails, and a premium bar and buffet.

“The NYUSPS Schack Institute is a leader in real estate professional education, attracting students from the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and around the world,” noted Dennis Di Lorenzo, Harvey J. Stedman Dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies. “We are grateful for the support of our honoree, David Eyzenberg, our alumni, as well as our industry partners in the real estate community, for continuing to be active participants in the steady growth and expansion of the Schack Institute and the stellar education it provides.”

As a principal in the New York office of Avison Young Inc., Eyzenberg oversees a team responsible for the origination and execution of real estate investment banking transactions. He assists owners, developers, and operators in accessing capital from the institutional investor universe, including structuring joint venture equity, mezzanine debt/preferred equity, and debt transactions.

Eyzenberg also teaches real estate finance in the School’s MS in Real Estate; serves as president of the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Alumni Board; and sits on the Institute’s Advisory Board. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), the Real Estate Lenders Association (RELA), the Young Mortgage Bankers Association (YMBA), and the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Eyzenberg previously served as managing director and head of commercial real estate for NewOak Capital LLC, a New York-based financial advisory firm, where he completed multiple property financing and CMBS/CRE CDO valuation assignments. His tenure at the company began in 2011 after its acquisition of the investment banking practice of Eyzenberg’s Prodigious Capital Group LLC, where he had served as president since 2005. At NewOak Capital LLC, he led the firm in consummating over $350 million in financing and advisory assignment. Preceding this effort, he was associated with several boutique real estate investment banks, where he participated in over $650 million of financing transactions. He began his real estate career on the buy side, working for Merrill Lynch, Greenstreet Real Estate Partners LP, and Ramius Capital Group LLC.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate’s “Evening at Monopoly®” please visit: sps.nyu.edu/monopoly.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate (sps.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, the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate offers graduate degrees—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—as well as graduate certificates in real estate and construction management, all of which enroll nearly 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries, with over 3,500 graduates around the globe. In September 2013, the Schack Institute launched a new undergraduate degree–the B.S. in Real Estate.

Each year, approximately 3,500 working professionals enroll in NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Diploma Programs and Career Advancement courses, intensives, 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 is home to the REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and REITs. The Schack Institute of Real Estate is one of several academic divisions within the School of Professional Studies, which offers a broad range of professionally focused undergraduate, graduate, and Professional Pathways offerings.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Politics; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Health Information Management; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing and Marketing Analytics; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Social Entrepreneurship; Sports Management, Media, and Business; and Translation.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create vibrant professional and academic networks that annually attract nearly 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by close to 48,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Diploma Programs, workshops, and seminars. The School’s community is enriched by more than 30,000 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.