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6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know
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6 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

Harbus Sponsored Content By Helen Laskaris, Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) Mortgage Originator, NMLS #1370124 Buying a home is one of the most exciting financial decisions you’ll ever make – and it can also feel like one of the most complicated. Hunting for your first house is a big deal, but it doesn’t have…


Venture Corner: Taking the Leap

What is your business?  CIMLS.com is an open commercial real estate listings service – essentially a huge database of commercial properties for sale and for lease.  Most real estate deals are done through in person contacts www.replicaforbest.co.uk.  By creating an online marketplace where all interested parties can search and list properties for free, we help…


The Virtue in Losing a Deal

This article illustrates key lessons from the financial crisis using a recent exercise in Real Property (EC course). Over the past 14 months, we have had plentiful opportunities to study the financial crisis from afar. We have read cases dealing with the financial crisis and listened to a plethora of speakers provide their perspectives on…


The Lighter Side of HBS – What Should I Do This Summer?

In these trying economic times, the rabbit has become even more elusive. HBS Career Services cite a 27% decrease in internship postings with the Finance, Real Estate, and CPG areas hit especially hard. As HBS students struggle to find summer internship opportunities, one student turned to her section for creative ideas. Like Alice in Wonderland,…


3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium Connects Industry Leaders, Students, Professionals

The Real Estate Club hosted over 300 attendees at the 3rd Annual Real Estate Symposium on Saturday, February 9th. With a theme entitled “Making Connections,” the conference focused on topics in which real estate helps solve societal problems including energy, environment, transportation, caring for aging populations, capital liquidity, and the global economy. Barry Sternlicht, Chairman…


Michael Clayton

On February 10th and 11th, 2008, the Harvard Business School’s Entertainment and Media Club (EMC) and the Harvard Law School’s Arts & Literature Law Society (ALLS) hosted a film screening of the Academy Award nominated film, Michael Clayton, followed by an engaging discussion on the filmmaking business with Producer Steve Samuels. Michael Clayton tells the…


HBS Hangouts-Sonsie

SonsieDetails:Dinner for two: $100327 Newbury Street (at Massachusetts Avenue)617-351-2500 If you have ever strolled up and down Newbury Street doing a tough day of shopping, you will no doubt have walked by this restaurant. In the summer, its high French doors open onto the sidewalk, making it prime people-watching real estate. However, the warm glow…


Getting Dirty at the Mandarin Oriental

Last week a group of 30 ECs taking the Real Property course toured the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences at the Prudential Center in downtown Boston. Visiting the construction site gave us the opportunity to get our shoes a little dirty, to see firsthand what real estate development is all about and to hear about…


EC Summer Internship Experience – Value Retail

I spent my summer with Value Retail, a real estate company that specializes in building and managing premier shopping outlet villages in Europe. Scott Malkin, HBS class 1983, essentially brought the outlet village concept to Europe in the early 90’s, and today, the company has nine villages in strategic locations throughout Europe. I spent the…


Social Enterprise Perspectives: Making a Difference in the Mile-High City

Organization: Denver Mayor’s OfficeLocation: Denver, Colorado The convergence of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors is a hot topic in today’s world of social enterprise as a means to begin solving complicated social and business problems. I had the opportunity to see this trend first-hand this past summer during my internship as a Social Enterprise…


Atlanta Trek Provides Meaningful Connections

An innovative format helped make the 2005 HBS Atlanta Trek a great success. The trek focused on connecting small groups of students with a broad variety of the most interesting Atlanta based companies led by HBS alumni. Instead of shuttling a large group of students around to PowerPoint presentations, the Atlanta Trek set up informal…


More H-BS

New Industry Expert Discovered in EC Class: EC student Ed Lander has recently been wowing classmates and faculty alike with his keen insights into the real estate industry – insights cultivated and gleaned over the entire eight weeks he spent in the industry this summer. From the first day of Real Property, Lander has awed…


News In Brief:

More Time Spent on NCAA Pool than Job Search(Hamilton) After RC student Eric Oppenheimer spent more than six hours researching teams and making his picks for the Sigma Alpha Nu NCAA Pool at Vanderbilt, he realized that those six hours were three and a half hours more than the time he’s spent on his summer…


Alan Leventhal and Real Estate Deal Making

On February 23, 2004 Alan Leventhal, Chairman and CEO of Beacon Capital Partners, visited HBS at an event sponsored by the Real Estate Club and co-sponsored by the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club. In 2003 Beacon Capital purchased the John Hancock Tower in Boston for $910 million. This deal was the largest single asset…


HBS Places 3rd in National Real Estate Finance Challenge

A team of HBS students recently competed in the 2nd annual Real Estate Finance Challenge put on by the University of Texas at Austin’s McComb’s School of Business. The event was held on October 30-31 in Austin. Touted as the largest graduate real estate finance case competition in the country, 12 of the top business…


News In Brief

Changing Electronic Votes Still Funny After Four Weeks(Aldrich 107) It is just as funny today as it was four weeks ago when that guy in my Real Estate class changed his electronic vote from yes to no to yes again after the professor had already posted the results. “First it was 61 to 29 in…


Summer Fellowship Program

Jesse Souweine spoke with Eve Bould about her experiences last summer working for The Nature Conservancy Can you briefly describe the organization you worked for? I worked for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in their San Francisco office. The organization appealed to me because of its pragmatic, business-minded approach to conservation. TNC’s mission is “to preserve…


Catching the Real Estate Train

There is no denying it. Real estate is all the rage at HBS these days. The evidence is everywhere: the explosion in Real Estate Club membership, massive over-subscription to the school’s one real estate class, and of course, intense competition for positions in the field. Only a few years ago, interest in this industry was…


Sam Zell visits HBS

Sam Zell, the Real Estate Guru of Michigan, recently came to campus and shared his thoughts on the industry going forward. “The real estate industry is at the end of the first inning in terms of its evolution” remarked Sam Zell, “the goal is liquid real estate and while we have come a long way,…


Interview with Nina Schwarzschild (MBA 1990)

Our Social Enterprise Alumni Mentor, Nina Schwarzschild (MBA 1990), is an independent real estate development consultant. Her clients include both for-profit and non-profit developers replica watches of affordable and market rate housing in Massachusetts. We asked Nina to share some of her thoughts with us about both her career and social enterprise. Here is what…


What on Earth is a "Natural Market Outcome"?

Last week I heard someone saying crazy things about markets-something like “blah blah blah…but that would be a distortion of the natural market outcome”. This is worth thinking about carefully since many people seem to believe in the existence of an unchanging and essential form of market result. The trouble is: that’s wrong. Think about…


Partner Perspective

Here is a little reminder for when the stress gets high and the relationship suffers… The Top Ten Reasons to be an HBS Partner 10. Access to the Shad: The best place to work off those lonely feelings the first year. 9. HBS Community parties: When your kids see the pony rides and Jumbo Bouncer…


No Business Like Snow Business!

Autumn at HBS – what’s not to like? TGIF’s are still held outside, your shorts and t-shirts haven’t yet been relegated to the back of the closet in favor of (sub-) arctic survival gear, and even after a long day the sun’s still up when you get out of classes. But don’t think this country…


Getting into Real Estate:

“I was the worst student in my real estate class,” recounted Bill Walton (MBA ’79) at a talk on campus last week. He certainly knows real estate now. Walton has had the type of wildly successful career that most only dream of. Fresh out of HBS, Walton joined Morgan Stanley Realty and rose through the…


Harvard Management Deserves Reward for Great Performance

Harvard Management Company (HMC), a private company that manages the Harvard University endowment, once again outperformed its benchmark during the most recent fiscal year. Given the overall weakness in the global financial markets during this period, HMC’s performance is particularly impressive. HMC employs a team of investment professionals that use an active management strategy. The…


Finding An Off-Campus Apartment

Welcome to the Harvard Business School! Not only will you be spending the next two years at one of the finest business schools in the world, you also get to spend them in one of the most exciting and culturally diverse cities in the United States. The areas around HBS offer a wide assortment of…


Mexican Rave

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula boasts magnificent Mayan ruins, sandy beaches, the world’s second largest coral reef with great diving, and locals so friendly you would think they put happy-pills in the water. These many assets are not those that attract the swarming mass of American college kids who descend locus-like on Cancun for Spring Break. They…

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