February 23, 2023

JHSF Pledges Financial Gifts to the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

Brazilian Real Estate Company Donation to Support Schack Scholarships for Students from Brazil and Global Field Intensives in South America

New York, NY, February 23, 2023 –  JHSF, a Brazil-based real estate company, has announced financial gifts, whose dollar amount was not disclosed, to the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate to support student scholarships and global field intensives.

The gifts will be made to the following two newly established JHSF Funds at NYU SPS:

  • JHSF Scholarship Fund – A portion of the donations will support graduate scholarships for students who have conducted undergraduate studies in Brazil and are pursuing graduate studies at the NYU SPS Schack Institute. Recipients will be known as JHSF Scholars.
  • JHSF Global Field Intensive Fund – NYU SPS will use gifts to fund academic travel programs focusing on urban and global development in South America.

“We are grateful to JHSF for their generous gift and support for the NYU SPS Schack Institute,” said Marc Norman, associate dean at the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate. “Their support will open up a host of opportunities for students to study real estate with us at Schack and dramatically expand our students' ability to be exposed to global real estate opportunities through hands-on, real-world experiences in South America.”

“JHSF is delighted to assist the NYU SPS Schack Institute in helping students pursue a career in real estate and help deliver a true global learning experience with new field intensives in South America,” said José Auriemo Neto, chairman of JHSF. “We hope our gift to NYU SPS will open up a new world of possibilities for individuals interested in commercial real estate.”

Additional details about applying for the JHSF Scholarship Fund and registering for the JHSF Global Field Intensives are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2023.



A leader in high-income real estate in Brazil, JHSF has a significant presence in shopping malls and fashion retail, hospitality and gastronomy, real estate development, and other markets aimed at improving the quality of life for their customers. Created in 1972, JHSF, which also has an office in New York City, develops long-term relationships that build on the history of its businesses and brands, driving sustainable value creation while respecting the individual characteristics of each company and the identities of their brands.

NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate

The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) 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 more than 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States 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 programs 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, 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, 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. sps.nyu.edu/schack

NYU School of Professional Studies

For more than 87 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 21 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the NYU SPS Institute on Federal Taxation, the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they can learn from and network with more than 39,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in global industries. To learn more about NYU SPS, visit sps.nyu.edu

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