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Brown Harris Stevens CEO Named to Fordham Real Estate Institute's Executive Advisory Council

The prestigious Fordham Real Estate Institute, which currently offers both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Real Estate, a Master of Science in Real Estate Development, Master of Science in Construction Management, advanced graduate certificates in real estate finance, and more, has named our own CEO Bess Freedman to its Executive Advisory Council.



Along with helping to enrich and grow the program, Freedman will host an exciting new series called "Titan Talks." The series will showcase several "titans" in the industry, who will share insights, strategies, and practical advice for professionals in the industry.


“It is an honor to join Fordham REI’s distinguished Executive Advisory Council, and I look forward to helping future generations nourish their passion for real estate. "Titan Talks" will be a compelling way to examine the industry through the lens of some of real estate’s most brilliant pioneers.” — Bess Freedman, Brown Harris Stevens CEO

Among the many reasons Freedman was selected was her positive impact in the affordable housing sphere through her involvement The Bridge, a philanthropic organization that works to provide rehabilitative services—including mental health treatment, housing, job placement, healthcare, and education—to those in need. Freedman currently sits on the Board of Directors for the organization.


“Bess is a dynamic industry leader, well-known in all circles for her commitment to the industry and for leading one of the most prominent brokerage firms in the nation,” said Ryan O’Connor, REI Executive Advisory Council chair and CEO of Clinton Management, in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Bess join the EAC with her complement of marketing expertise and deep knowledge of the multifamily sector and macrotrends in the real estate market at large.”

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