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Advisory Board

Comprised of 130 real estate leaders, the Board of Advisors is a core support group for the Graaskamp Center, advising the Center, participating in exclusive board lifelong learning opportunities and conferences, and contributing as guest lecturers and mentors. Learn more about our events here.

Drawn by invitation only from senior executives in the real estate industry, representation on the board is sought from the array of functional areas related to real estate and urban development.

Support the Board

The board pledges to support the Graaskamp Center through annual contributions. Member support is a critical element in the overall structure of the Center. Support from our board members not only reflects commitment to strengthening the future of the professional through the highest quality education and research, it provides an important funding source for students and other educational and outreach initiatives

Among the benefits available to board members are:

High-level networking

Expand your professional network and connect with students and faculty at our twice-a-year board conferences and join us “On the Road” in Milwaukee, Chicago, New York, and beyond for exclusive, small-group topic discussions.

Lifelong learning

From timely and topical presenters to the economic outlook from our world-class faculty, you will have access to the vibrant and exciting resources that come with being affiliated with one of the top academic institutions in the world.

Opportunities to give back

Meet our students at our board conferences, share your experiences as a mentor, recruit top talent for your organization, and find other opportunities to contribute to the growth of the next generation of leaders.

Membership to the Board of Advisors is available at three levels:

Board membership is by invitation only. Please contact Irgens Executive Director Michael Brennan at if you would like to recommend a prospective member.





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