Stephen Ross meeting with Fellows

Guest Lecturers

Enhancing the Learning Experience

Hirsh Fellows have the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the industry's top executives, who serve as guest lecturers. Their insights bring the classroom learning to life, and provide the opportunity to listen intently on a wide range of fascinating topics and to ask questions.


Recent guest lecturers include:

Richard Baker - Governor, Executive Chairman and CEO - Hudson's Bay Company

Jeffrey Blau - Chief Executive Officer - Related

Marty Burger - Chief Executive Officer - Silverstein Properties

Ken Caplan - Global Co-Head of Real Estate - Blackstone

Ric Clark - Managing Partner - WatermanCLARK

Frank Cohen - Senior Managing Director; Global Head of Core+ Real Estate; Chairman and CEO of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust - Blackstone

Melina Cordero - Founder Melina - Cordero LLC

Jason Finger - Co-Founder & CEO - Seamless

Laurie Golub - Chief Operating Officer - Affinius Capital

Stuart Grant - Co-Founder - CoreLife Investors   

Jeffrey Havsy - Commercial Real Estate Industry Practice Lead - Moody's Analytics

Nolan Hecht - Senior Managing Director & Head of Real Estate - Certares

Tyler Hentitze - Senior Managing Director; Head of Strategic Investments for Blackstone Real Estate Americas - Blackstone

Andrea Jang - Chief Operating Officer - Ackman-Ziff

Stuart Kaplan - Senior Counsel - Blankrome

Tal Kerret - President - Silverstein Properties

Gaurav Khanna - SVP Acquisitions, Asset Management & Capital Markets - Vornado (former)      

Khalid Kudsi - CEO - Sterling Investors      

James Kuhn - President - Newmark

Anthony Ledesma - Managing Director - Hodges Ward Elliott  

Cathy Marcus - Co-CEO and Global COO - PGIM Real Estate

Jonathan Mazur - Senior Managing Director, National Research - Newmark

Meghann Martindale - Global Head of Research - CBRE Rearch

Sas Mehrara - Partner, Head of Real Estate Practice - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Chris Nassetta - President & Chief Executive Officer - Hilton

Frank Patafio - Senior EVP; Senior Managing Director, US Investments - RXR

Colleen Pentland Lally - Vice President - CBRE Capital Markets

Scott Rechler - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - RXR

Craig Robinson - Chief Growth Officer - Industrious

Steven Ross - Chairman and Founder - Related (pictured above)

Andrew Scandalios - Senior Managing Director, NY Co-Office Head - JLL

Larry Silverstein - Chairman - Silverstein Properties

Peter Stoll - Managing Director & Partner - Carlyle   

Simon Turner - Managing Director - Alpha Lodging Partners

Jacob Werner - Senior Managing Director & Co-Head of US Acquisitions - Blackstone

You must apply and be accepted to the MS in Real Estate in order to apply to the Hirsh Fellows program.