Graduate Students at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate Awarded Major Industry Scholarships and Honors

Several students enrolled in the graduate programs at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate are the beneficiaries of prestigious scholarships from CREW New York, one of the largest commercial real estate organizations in the city. Launched in 2015, CREW New York resulted from the merger of the two, top professional organizations in New York City for women in commercial real estate: the New York chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women (NYCREW) and the Association for Real Estate Women (AREW).

This fall, four students won the CREW Merle Gross-Ginsburg Scholarship and were honored at CREW's holiday luncheon. The students are Arthur Doyle (MS in Construction Management), Flora Li (MS in Real Estate), and Chris Losco and Carl Passmore (MS in Real Estate Development). Katherine Cartagena, who graduated from the MS in Real Estate Development program in December 2016, was the winner of the CREW scholarship in Spring 2016.

The CREW Merle Gross-Ginsburg Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates based on their academic excellence and financial need. A pioneer in commercial real estate, Gross-Ginsburg was the founder and first president of AREW and taught at the Schack Institute in its early years.

The 2016 CREW Member-to-Member Business Impact Award, given to a member who consistently demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to assembling member talent, was presented to Sasha Durcan, an MS in construction management student.

Another major association, the Professional Women in Construction National Association, honored Danielle Lester ('14), an alumna of the MS in construction management, as one of their "20 Under 40 Outstanding Women in Construction" at their holiday event in December 2016. Lester recently completed her PhD at the University of Queensland and returned to Schack to join the faculty in September 2017.