We are delighted to announce two new additions to the Graaskamp Center team:
Genie Trewyn joined the Graaskamp Center this week as our new Assistant Director. Genie previously worked for the Wisconsin BBA Program for 10 years and served as Assistant Director of Employer Relations for BBA Career Services since 2013. In this position, she helped coordinate an on-campus recruiting program that brought over 600 organizations to the Wisconsin School of Business last year. As the relationship manager for the finance, retail, and insurance industries, she developed key partnerships with employers advising them on effective strategies for recruiting success, and worked closely with several WSB departments to connect them with employers. She also co-managed the Badger Business Job Shadow Program for WSB freshmen and sophomore students and served as the advisor for the WSB student chapter of the American Marketing Association. We welcome Genie to our team and the BBA Career Services also wishes her well in her new role with the Graaskamp Center for Real Estate. Genie replaces Kate Hawley, who followed her passion for animals and accepted a position with the UW Veterinary Clinic.
Mark Eppli (PhD ‘91, MS ‘84, and BBA ‘83), an experienced and highly regarded professor and administrator at Marquette University, will join the teaching and leadership team at the Graaskamp Center in August. In his new position as Director, Eppli will expand the Center’s role in applied commercial real estate research and its dissemination to industry groups, government organizations, academia, and among our students. His appointment supports the Center’s strategy to remain a global leader in real estate education by attracting industry leaders with a commitment to excellence.
Eppli served as Interim James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration from 2012 to 2015 and was a Professor of Finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University. He was instrumental in building the Center for Real Estate and real estate program at Marquette that has enhanced the reputation of the business school, not just regionally, but also nationally. Widely published in commercial real estate finance, development and valuation, his research has been published in top real estate journals. Mark is co-author of two books: Real Estate Development: Principles and Process and Valuing the New Urbanism, both published by the Urban Land Institute. He is on several boards and was named a “Distinguished Fellow” by NAIOP, a national commercial real estate organization, which recognizes him as a foremost real estate policy expert. He has also received awards from the Greater Washington Urban League and the Urban Land Institute for his efforts to attract minorities to the real estate profession. Eppli earned his Ph.D., master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Eppli says he is looking forward to his new position at the Graaskamp Center, “I am thrilled to return home to my alma mater and the real estate program that provided me with the education that launched my professional and academic career in real estate. This appointment is deeply meaningful to me as a first generation college student returning to my alma mater to teach, research, and serve at one the leading educational programs in our profession.”