NEW YORK, April 9, 2019—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host the 25th Evening of Monopoly on Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the newly opened Tapestry Atrium at 10 Hudson Yards in New York City. The event’s “Honorary Banker” for the evening will be Matthew Kasindorf, chair, Real Estate Group and partner at Meister Seelig & Fein; an adjunct professor at the NYUSPS Schack Institute; and an esteemed alumnus of NYU.
The Evening of Monopoly is a longstanding annual tradition. More than 400 Schack alumni and members of industry will attend this year’s event, which is open to all members of the real estate industry. All proceeds from the event support critically important scholarship and financial aid programs, as well as a range of special academic initiatives for graduate and undergraduate students at the Schack Institute, one of the largest and most prestigious real estate programs in the world.
Matthew Kasindorf joins a notable line-up of previous “Honorary Bankers” that include Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties, Scott Rechler of RXR Realty, Michael Higgins of JLL, Veronica Hackett of The Clarett Group, David T. Welsh of Normandy Real Estate Partners, David Z. Hirsh of Space Investment Partners, David Eyzenberg of Eyzenberg & Company, and Lou Mirando of Streamline Realty Funding, among others.
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About Matthew Kasindorf
Matthew Kasindorf is an NYU alumnus and has earned the “Award for Teaching Excellence” during his more than 15 years of teaching at the NYUSPS Schack Institute. Kasindorf is an accomplished transactional lawyer who specializes in sophisticated real estate and investment ventures in New York and throughout the United States. He counsels clients in the formation, syndication, acquisition, financing, development, sale, and leasing of all real estate asset classes. He has extensive experience in crafting joint ventures, investment funds and other strategic alliances with particular emphasis on business, tax, and finance issues.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. More than 50 years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the US and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.
An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs that span a broad range of disciplines including: Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film, and TV; Economic and Urban Development; English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Business; and Translation.
More than 80 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 nearly 5,400 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 over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 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.