Real Estate’s Young Movers-n-Shakers Roll the Dice at NYU’s 15th Annual “Evening of Monopoly®” Fundraiser


Honorary banker will be Simon Ziff, Ackman-Ziff president and NYU-REI alum

Simon Ziff, president of Ackman-Ziff, is this year s  Honorary Banker.
Simon Ziff, president of Ackman-Ziff, is this year s Honorary Banker.

“Honorary banker” will be Simon Ziff, Ackman-Ziff president and NYU-REI alum

NEW YORK October 2007-The graduate alumni of New York University’s Real Estate Institute (NYU-REI) will host their 15th annual “Evening of Monopoly”®-one of the real estate community’s “must attend” events-on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, at Manhattan’s Puck Building. Over 500 industry executives will gather for cocktails, dinner and, of course, some intense rounds of the ever-popular Monopoly® board game.

Simon Ziff, president of Ackman-Ziff, is this year’s “Honorary Banker.” Ziff, who earned his MS in real estate finance at NYU-REI in 1991, is one the industry’s brightest young leaders. In 1989, Ziff joined the firm as Larry Ackman’s analyst, rising to become president in 1995. He has structured over $10 billion of debt and equity financings for some of the nation’s foremost real estate developers and owners. In the past 11 years, Ackman-Ziff has grown from three professionals to more than 40, hiring over 18 graduates and numerous interns from the NYU-REI.

An NYU Real Estate Institute “Distinguished Alumni” Award recipient, Ziff has also been recognized on multiple occasions by the Real Estate Board of New York, including as the first recipient of its “Most Promising Commercial Salesperson of the Year Award” and six times as the recipient of its “Most Ingenuous Deal of the Year” award.

The “Evening of Monopoly®” event is annual fundraiser, with the proceeds going to support scholarships and other educational programs at the NYU-REI. Last year, the event raised a record $250,000.

This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the NYU Real Estate Institute, which has grown into a vital academic center for the real estate and construction industries. NYU REI offers two graduate programs, continuing education programs and professional certificates, and numerous “must attend” conferences and seminars in the areas of real estate development and finance, and construction management.

For more information about and/or to register for this event, please call Fran Brooks at 212.992.3237 or e-mail fran.brooks@nyu.edu. Registration is available online at www.scps.nyu.edu/monopoly

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