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Sep 17 2012


CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter Scholarship & Award for Academic Excellence Recipient
Natalie Hong
Natalie (Jeeyeon) Hong is a 2013 JD‐MBA candidate.
She completed her undergraduate degree in Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where she focused on real estate and finance. Natalie worked as an investment analyst at PIA, a real estate private equity fund in Korea. Prior to that, she was employed as an analyst at Lehman Brothers in their investment banking and real estate private equity divisions.
   
Crew Network Scholarship Recipient
Meredith Mann
Meredith Mann is currently pursuing her MBA.
She graduated with a BA at Cornell University in 2007. Meredith joined LaSalle Investment in the summer of 2007 and has demonstrated her leadership skills by initiating and serving as President of the “WECARE” (Women for Education, Community and Advancement in Real Estate) a Jones Lange LaSalle national organization. Meredith is an Associate Member, and is very active within the organization. Meredith currently serves on the Programs Committee and the Communications Committee, co‐chairing the lunch & learns, and helping with the website and newsletters.
   
Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Scholarship Recipient
Traci Brooks
Traci Brooks is a 2013 MBA candidate focusing on real estate and finance.
In 2008, Brooks graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with concentrations in finance and management information systems. Prior to Kellogg, she worked as the capital assets team leader at Sandia National Laboratories. She was also a computer systems analyst at the same company. Upon graduation from Kellogg, she plans to use her diverse background to develop residential properties and improve the information systems used in real estate.
   
Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) Scholarship Recipient
Devin Duffy
Devin Duffy is a 2012 MBA graduate and served as president of the Real Estate Club.
Devin earned a BBA with distinction in real estate and finance from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to business school, he was a consultant in the Transaction Advisory Services practice at Ernst & Young LLP, where he served clients in the real estate and financial services industries. While in business school, he interned at Heitman LLC in Chicago. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Real Estate Program Commitment to Service Award. Devin has joined TPG Credit Management in Minneapolis where he will be working with the firm's US Distressed Asset platform.
   
PREA Grant Recipient Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Scholarship Recipient
Tobias Veit
Tobias (Toby) Veit is a 2013 MBA candidate majoring in Finance, Management & Strategy and Entrepreneurship.
Toby served as Vice President of the Kellogg Part Time Real Estate Club, was a participant in the 10th Annual Booth‐Kellogg Real Estate Challenge (2011) and was on the Dean's List 2010‐2011. Toby received his BBA in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison in 2004. He has worked in commercial real estate for eight years, primarily in acquisitions and dispositions. He is currently a Development Analyst at General Growth Properties. Prior to that, he was Vice President – Acquisitions at Rushmore Properties, an Associate at Geneva, and an Investment Analyst at Northstar Partners – Cushman & Wakefield.
   

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This article was written by Teri Murray.