Manhattan, NY Members of Baruch College’s alumni community have banded together to create the college’s first real estate alumni club. The goal of the group is to “create, maintain and support a community of Real Estate Alumni of Baruch College and Newman Real Estate Institute.”
At their first official board meeting on March 1st, the conference room was filled with a diverse group of real estate professionals all driven by the same goal, to “say thank you to the school that helped put us on the path towards the future and to help others to grow and learn from our experiences,” said Joe Berko, president of the club.
The club’s goals and immediate projects include an inaugural mixer event planned for May 3rd at The Empire Room. Time Equities’ Francis Greenburger is scheduled to speak at the event and congratulate the alumni. Going forward, Eddy Antar, the club’s VP, said that all events will be “geared towards providing a channel for outgoing students and alumni to connect, network, advocate and share ideas and opportunities freely and openly among each other and with the real estate community at large.”
“We are getting tremendous interest from alumni from all sectors of the industry who are interested in contributing and helping in any way they can,” said Berko, “It’s our way of paying it forward and creating a strong platform for future graduates to find an easier job placement in the industry as well as maintain and create a community of professionals in the field.”