Haas NewsWire


Haas NewsWire, October 31, 2005



Richard Holton, former Haas School Dean, Dies at Age 79


Richard H. Holton

Richard H. Holton, professor emeritus and former dean of the Haas School of Business, died on Monday, Oct. 24, in his home at the age of 79, after battling cancer and Parkinson's disease.


Holton was an acknowledged leader in the fields of marketing, international business, and entrepreneurship, and left a lasting imprint in these areas at the Haas School. He joined the business school in 1957 and served as dean from 1967 to 1976.


"The impact Dick had on our school has been lasting and fundamental," said Professor Richard Lyons, acting dean of the Haas School. "This includes our distinctive capabilities in areas like entrepreneurship, international and part-time MBA education. We would be much less well positioned if not for the enormous contributions from Dick's leadership."


Holton’s key accomplishments as dean include the establishment of the school’s entrepreneurship program in 1970; the first curriculum for international business studies; the 1972 launch of the part-time MBA program (now the Evening & Weekend MBA Program), and a system of student ratings of all courses at the Haas School.


"Dick Holton was the consummate colleague, thoughtful, considerate, always willing to help and always concerned with the greater good of the school and the university," said Raymond Miles, an emeritus professor and former dean of the Haas School. "There are many other contributions that Dick made to the school and the campus over the course of his forty-plus years but none more valuable than his self-effacing charm, his quiet good humor, and his tireless devotion."


Prior to becoming dean, Holton held several economic appointments in Washington, DC. President John F. Kennedy appointed him to assistant secretary of commerce (1963-65). Under President Lyndon B. Johnson he served as chairman of the President’s Consumer Advisory Council (1967-68) and as chairman of the Public Advisory Committee on Truth in Lending Regulations of the Federal Reserve Board (1968-72).


A scholar of international economies and markets, Holton is maybe best known for his research and writings on the emergence of a modern, market-based economy in China. A passionate teacher, he led a freshmen seminar on the Economic Development of Modern China until this past spring, when his health began to fail.


Holton was awarded the Berkeley Citation, the university's highest honor, in 1991, the year he retired. A philanthropist and avid volunteer in several local organizations, Holton was to receive the 2006 Distinguished Service Award by Alta Bates Hospital, where he served on the board for nearly four decades.


He is survived by Constance, his wife of nearly sixty years; his brother, David; his three children; and three grandchildren. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Doctors Without Borders at http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/. A memorial program is set for 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at the UC Berkeley Faculty Club.


A complete copy of Dean Holton’s obituary is available at: http://www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2005/10/28_holtonobit.shtml.



Yahoo! Leads the Way as the Top Recruiter of 2005 Berkeley MBA Graduates


This year Yahoo! distinguished itself among the top ten recruiters at Haas by capturing the #1 spot for hiring Berkeley MBA students, according to data from the Haas Career Center.


Yahoo! hired eight 2005 graduates into full-time positions and 12 first-year MBA students for summer internships. The company has already been on campus this fall for a presentation and interviewed for full-time positions in late October and for internships in January.


Yahoo! may face some stiff competition for Berkeley MBA students from its high-tech competitors, including Google, which has jumped into its first formal on-campus recruiting effort with vigor this fall. On September 30, Google sent a bus to bring more than 100 Berkeley MBA students to the firm’s Mountain View headquarters for a tour. The students heard from managers representing a broad spectrum of functional groups, and networked with more than a dozen Google employees, including Haas alumni Dror Shimshowitz, MBA05; Mark Martel, MBA 05; and Manu Rekhi, MBA 04 (Berkeley-Columbia EMBA).


"Over the past few years our students' interest in the Internet space, in particular search engines and e-commerce, has grown," says Rich Wong, career services account manager for the technology industry. "These companies currently have strong MBA recruiting programs, thus the growing activity with Yahoo!, Google, Amazon, and others.”


Tech firms are not the only employers jockeying for position on campus. More than 115 different firms and organizations hired Berkeley MBAs in 2005. McKinsey & Company, Lehman Brothers, Johnson & Johnson, and Genentech were among the top employers of this year’s full-time MBA graduates, and all are among the companies returning to campus this fall. For the full story on MBA hiring this year, visit http://haas.berkeley.edu/groups/newspubs/haasnews/archives/hn091905.html#story1.


As summer drew to a close, 97% of the 2005 Berkeley MBA graduates had accepted or received job offers, at an average base salary that increased to over $95,500 per year. This represents both the highest reported percentage of job offers received just three months after graduation and the highest recorded mean salary to date for any Berkeley MBA graduating class.


For more information on recruiting at Haas, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/careercenter/.



Haas School of Business to Host Workshop on Issues Facing Lesbian/Gay MBA Applicants


The Haas School will host its first workshop addressing questions and challenges specific to prospective MBA applicants from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community on Saturday, November 5, in the Wells Fargo Room.


The workshop is sponsored by Q@Haas, an MBA club that serves the Haas School of Business' gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, and by Lehman Brothers. The event is open to all who are interested in this topic.


The keynote address at the workshop will be given by Jay Coleman, managing director and global head of Equity Capital Markets Execution at Lehman Brothers. Priya Raghubir, associate professor in Marketing, will lead a case study discussion. Additional presenters will explore topics including admissions, academics, career opportunities, and social life for LGBT students.


According to the MBA student organizers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students have special concerns when getting their MBA. "Students wonder how 'out' they should be in the application process and what the classroom experience will be like. They want to know if they will I feel comfortable in social situations and if their partners will be accepted in those situations," says Brian Jordan, MBA 06, who is the lead organizer of the event. "I hope to help prospective students feel more comfortable and truly welcome when they come to Haas."


For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/q/prospectives/index.htm.



Berkeley MBA Students Make Connections at the Bioentrepreneurship Roundtable, Nov. 3


Top venture capitalists and biotechnology entrepreneurs will meet with graduate students from the Haas School, UC San Francisco, and Lawrence Berkeley Labs for the inaugural Bioentrepreneurship Roundtable Dinner and Venture Capital Forum on Thursday, Nov. 3.


This invitation-only event was organized by the MBA student members of the Berkeley BioBusiness Association. The organizers are Dan Brounstein, MBA 07;Tina Cheng, MBA 07;Minh Dang, MBA 07;Mary Ann Godwin, MBA/MPH 06; Mike Kingston, MBA 07;Jesse Lemberger, MBA 07; Ryan Martins, EWMBA 06; Adit Mane, MBA/MPH 06; Uyen Nguyen, MBA 06; and Rajiv Vaidyanathan, MBA 07.


"The goal of the roundtable is to generate discussion on innovative solutions to the challenges of commercializing bio-technologies – an area where UC Berkeley's intellectual capacity makes a critical difference," says Mane. "This event will enable VCs, entrepreneurs, and others in the biotech and medical device industries to leverage the student talents not only at Haas, but also at UCSF, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, and other Berkeley campuses."


The keynote speech at the event will be given by David Fineman, co-founder, president, and CEO of Kinemed. A panel discussion, titled "Biotechnology & Medical Devices: What's Hot, What's Not," will feature Bill Harrington, MBA 99, partner at Three Arch Ventures; Giovanni Ferrara, managing director of Burrill & Co.; Frank Fischer, president and CEO at NeuroPace; and Mike Powell, managing director of Sofinnova Ventures. Todd Morrill, MBA 97, who teaches Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology at Haas and is the business development manager for acquisitions and strategic research at Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., will moderate the panel.


The event, sponsored by Fenwick and West LLP, will include more than 80 executive/founder-level biotech entrepreneurs, 25 life science venture capitalists, 10 intellectual property attorneys, and 60 students from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and LBL. The UC Berkeley students are coming from the Haas School as well as the College of Engineering, the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, and the Boalt School of Law.


For more information, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/haasbio/forum_2005.htm.



Inaugural McKinsey Case Competition a Great Success


The inaugural McKinsey@Haas Case Competition, which drew over 180 students from Haas and other UC Berkeley colleges and departments, held its final round of competition last Thursday.


Six teams of the 60 that entered the preliminary round advanced to the finals to tackle a case on how McKinsey should differentiate itself from its competitors. With just ten minutes to present to the judges, the competition moved quickly. The winners were announced a few minutes after the presentations were completed. Consultants at McKinsey judged all of the rounds of the competition.
 
The winning team, named Phoenix, was composed of Justin Black, Kenneth Castelino, and Sujit Kirpekar, all Ph.D. candidates in electrical engineering and computer science. The first runner-up was the a team of second-year Berkeley MBA students called Hungarian Hungama, which included Lionnel Bourgouin, Adit Mané, Nimrod Pais, and Sepp Saljoughi. The second runner-up slot went to a team called Harold and Won Go to White Castle, which was composed of Harold Byun, Quoc Trinh, and Won Yang, all Evening & Weekend MBA Students. A special award for most creative idea from the audience went to Dai Pham, a first-year Berkeley MBA student in the full-time MBA program.


For more information on the competition, visit http://www.mckinsey-at-haas.org.



Staff News


Casie Copeland Joins CED as Program Manager


Casie Copeland has joined the Haas School as a program manager at the Center for Executive Development (CED). Copeland will work with client services manager Sabine Holub on CED programs including the faculty forums, the Berkeley Executive Program, and the Certificate in Financial Engineering. She holds a BA from Rice University and enjoys running, swimming, kayaking, and watching college football.


E-mail: casie@haas.berkeley.edu
Phone: 510-643-1047
Office: S460



Haas in the News


Peter Sealey, adjunct professor in the Haas Marketing Group, was quoted in the October 31 issue of Fortune Magazine in an article titled “ Breakaway Brands." He commented on the value of BP’s rebranding and on the goodwill and consumer trust that it generated.


Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy, was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article on October 28 titled “Oil Firms’ Profit Soars to New Highs”. He talked about how gas prices are much higher than the amount predicted in 2003, and that this shows in the calculation of profits. For full text: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/10/28/MNGFHFFHP51.DTL


Sealey was quoted in a USA Today article titled “Fast-Forward to the Not-So-Distant Future” on October 28. He commented that medical breakthroughs would result in a higher retirement age.


Sealy was also quoted in a Business Week article on October 28 titled “The Lion, The Witch, and The Franchise.” In this article, he commented about Disney’s coming venture to create a franchise, which begins with the opening of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.


Dwight Jaffee, the Willis Booth Professor of Banking, Finance, and Real Estate, was quoted in an article about new Federal Reserve Chair nominee Ben Bernanke titled “Besides Interest Rates, What About ERA?” on October 26 in the New York Times. He commented about Bernanke’s continued interest in baseball statistics policy. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/sports/baseball/26fan.html


Jaffee was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered on October 26. He discussed baseball statistics and the ideas of Federal Reserve Chair nominee, Ben Bernanke. These included the idea of revising the formula for calculating the earned run average.


Jaffee was quoted in a New York Times article on October 25 titled “White House Gamble Pays for a Princeton Professor." He made a comment about Ben Bernanke, the nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, who was his Princeton colleague and squash partner. For full text: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/25/business/25profile.html


James Wilcox, the Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, was mentioned in a Credit Union Journal article on October 24 titled “ Reassuring Conclusions: Study Examines CU Failures & The NCUSIF." The article cites his study of credit union performance since the initiation of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) in 1971.


Borenstein was quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune article on October 22 titled “ No on Prop. 80 ... Energy Measure is a Disaster in the Making." He commented that this measure is not a way to deal with a complex state problem, and that resting the decision on the public is not a good idea.


Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and executive director of the Center for Open Innovation, was quoted in an article titled “An Open Secret” in The Economist on October 22. He commented on the importance of the patent system for the division of labor in the field of software innovation.


Hal Varian, professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, was quoted in an article in The Economist on October 22. The article, titled “ The Battle of the Portals - The Internet,” included Varian’s comments on Google’s decision to bid on AOL, and the reasoning behind this move in the battle to be the world’s leading Internet portal.


Priya Haji, MBA 03, is featured in an October 21 San Francisco Business Times article titled “Investing for Good has VC Doing Well, Thanks.” For full text: http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2005/10/24/focus2.html


Janet Yellen, a professor currently on leave to serve as president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve bank, suggested the likelihood of future interest rate hikes in an October 20 Economic Times article titled “Vertigo: Sensex Crashes Below 8,000.”


Borenstein also gave his opinion on Proposition 80 in an Associated Press article on October 19, saying that although he was sympathetic to some of the policies in the initiative, he opposes its placement on the ballot.


Dominic Butera, BS 85, was featured in the “Moving Up” section of the October 14 East Bay Business Times. He is the new CFO of Ask Jeeves, Inc.


For full text: http://eastbay.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2005/10/17/smallb3.html


Terrance Odean, professor in the Haas Finance Group, was quoted in a Dow Jones article on October 12 titled “Getting Personal: Public Isn’t Embracing Need for Advice.” Odean said that a well-diversified portfolio of low-cost mutual funds is the best way to go, because according to his research, investors who are more active do worse on average than those who use the “buy-and-hold approach.”



Happening at Haas


MANGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
"Opportunities in Telecom," Don Proctor, senior vice president, Cisco
Wednesday, November 2
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Don Proctor leads one of the most exciting business at Cisco Systems, the voice-over IP business unit. Proctor will discuss how Cisco is capitalizing on its position in the market, and the new opportunities ahead.
For more information, contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


CENTER FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING AND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
16th Annual Conference on Financial Reporting
Friday, November 4
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Marriott San Francisco Airport Hotel
This conference brings together accounting standard-setters, enforcement officials, corporate financial executives, and professional and academic accountants to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. The format is an open one so that members of the audience can address their concerns to the speakers and panelists.
For more details on the conference and to register, visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/accounting/cfrm/conferences/16annual/index.html.


>play: THE UC BERKELEY DIGITAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
Saturday, November 5
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Arthur Andersen Auditorium
>play is a unique event that will bring together creative professionals, industry leaders, and students to discuss the emergence and implications of the digital lifestyle. Participants will be exposed to new ideas and will have the opportunity to connect with key players in digital media. Driven by Berkeley’s legacy of creativity and its emergence as the center of digital media technology, >play will combine creative and consumer viewpoints to spark countless ideas for growth and new product development.
For more information, visit www.playconference.org.


MANGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
"Healthcare in the Age of IT" by Louis Burns, vice president, Intel
Wednesday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Room
Intel's recent announcement that the company would focus on opportunities in health care caught many by surprise. Burns, who directs Intel's Digital Health business unit, will explain Intel's strategy and objectives in this new field.
For more information, contact Susan Reneau at sreneau@haas.berkeley.edu.


VENTURE CAPITAL ROUNDTABLE
Monday, November 14
6.30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Ming's in Palo Alto
The Venture Capital Roundtable is an annual event that introduces Haas students to a select group of venture capitalists. It allows students to get a sense of what working in the venture industry might be like. It also provides an opportunity to build contacts that may lead to internships, jobs, and funding. This event is sponsored by the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
For more information, contact Vijay Raghuraman at raghuram@haas.berkeley.edu.


28th ANNUAL REAL ESTATE AND ECONOMICS SYMPOSIUM
"Real Estate in Unreal Times"
Wednesday, November 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Westin St. Francis Hotel
The Symposium features a distinguished group of experts in real estate, finance government, and academe, who evaluate and discuss real estate and financial markets. Many of the best business minds and most important decision-makers in the country examine how the political and economic environment will impact real estate and business today, and share their expert views on what lies ahead, providing the information and the perspective needed to have the competitive edge to prosper in our changing times.
For more information, e-mail creue@haas.berkeley.edu or visit http://groups.haas.berkeley.edu/realestate/ExecEd/symposiuminfo.asp.


SEMINARS


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
"A Negotiated Order Approach to Market Stability and Change: The Case of Energy Efficiency and Commercial Building Practice” by Nicole Biggart, professor and dean, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis
Wednesday, November 2
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Ernesto Dal Bo, Haas School of Business
Thursday, November 3
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


JOINT STANFORD-BERKELEY FINANCE SEMINAR (AT STANFORD)
"Firm Size and Capital Structure" by Ilya Strebulaev, Stanford; and "Predictable Reversals, Cross-Stock Effects, and the Limits of Arbitrage" by Mark Seasholes, Berkeley
Thursday, November 3
2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
S172 Stanford Business School
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Ozge Turut, Harvard Business School
Friday, November 4
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OITM SEMINAR
"Procurement Mechanism Design: An Operations Perspective" by Fuqiang Zhang,
UC Irvine
Friday, November 4
11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Alysia Nero at anero@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jiao Zhang, University of Chicago
Tuesday, November 8
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”The Maturation of Institutional Theory” by W. Richard Scott, Department of Sociology, Stanford University
Wednesday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS (MBA 244D)
”Fiber in the Last Mile,” by Ralph Ballart, VP Broadband Infrastructure & Services, SBC Labs
Wednesday, November 9
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 pm.
C330
For more information, visit http://mot.berkeley.edu/Berkeley_Students/Students/ Courses/Course_Descriptions/telecomm_bz_models.html.


FINANCE SEMINAR
Ravi Bansal, Duke University
Thursday, November 10
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
"Optimal Delegation" by Niko Matouschek
Thursday, November 10
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


OBIR COLLOQUIUM
”Irresponsibility in Measuring Corporate Social Responsibility” by David Levine, Haas School
Wednesday, November 16
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C135
For more information, contact Deborah Houy at houy@haas.berkeley.edu.


FINANCE SEMINAR
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University
Thursday, November 17
4:10 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
C210
For more information, contact June Wong at june@haas.berkeley.edu.


INSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS WORKSHOP
Scott Stern, Northwestern University
Thursday, November 17
4:10 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Anita Stephens at stephens@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Jason Riis, Princeton University
Friday, November 18
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C250
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


SHANSBY MARKETING SEMINAR SERIES
Pradeep Bhardwaj, UCLA
Tuesday, November 22
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
C325
For more information, contact Laura Gardner at Lgardner@haas.berkeley.edu.


ALUMNI EVENTS


SOUTH BAY ALUMNI - Restaurant Connect Evening
Tuesday, November 1
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Buca di Beppo Palo Alto, 643 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
South Bay alumni are invited to enjoy a midweek evening break to relax, sit down, and connect with fellow alums while feasting on 'Immigrant Southern Italian Cooking' at Buca di Beppo in Palo Alto. This is a new event for the South Bay Chapter. We're planning a series of Restaurant Connect evenings through the year at different locations in the South Bay.
To register, go to http://www.acteva.com/go/hansb.
For more information, contact David Hansen at 510-498-8264 or david@hansen.net.


LOS ANGELES ALUMNI - BREA/BREC Networking Event
Thursday, November 3
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Broadway Bar, 830 South Broadway, Los Angeles
Los Angeles alumni are invited to a BREA/BREC networking event. The event will include drinks and appetizers. After the event, we can head over to the ULI Young Leaders Networking Event at the Mayan (separate ticket required through ULI).
To RSVP and for more information, contact Allen Freeman at allenf@jsmcompanies.com.


BAY AREA ALUMNI - 2005 ALL UC ALUMNI CAREER NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday, November 10
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
Bay Area Haas alumni are invited to the 2005 All UC Alumni Career Networking Event. Connect with alumni from all UC campuses and share your career leads and experiences. Hear about the successful career of keynote speaker and Cal alumnus Robert Riccardi, partner with Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, the premier advertising agency and creators of “Got Milk?” ads. A panel of career professionals will discuss current career trends and strategies. The evening begins with a one-hour networking reception, followed by a keynote address, panel presentations and Q & A. Five-minute resume critiques by career counselors are available throughout the evening.
To register and for more information, contact events@ua.ucop.edu or 510 987-9145.


SAN FRANCISCO ALUMNI - Panel Discussion
"Transitioning to a Career in Biotech/Healthcare From a Non-Science Background"
Tuesday, November 15
6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Mason, Building A, The Marina Room (two doors before Greens restaurant), San Francisco
The San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Association invites you to this outstanding career event at Fort Mason in San Francisco. We have put together a panel of industry leaders who come from non-scientific backgrounds. They have an interest in facilitating the career transition of similar candidates and are eager to assist you by participating on this panel. You will not want to miss their perspectives on how to break into the biotech/healthcare sector. Speakers and panelists include: Lisa Feldman, account manager representing biotech & healthcare for the Haas career services office; Gail Maderis, president and CEO of FivePrime; Alan M. Kittner, general partner, Invesco Private Capital; and John Hollway, VP of Business Development, Achaogen, Inc.
To register, go to www.acteva.com/go/hansf.
For more information, contact Anand Choudhuri at anandchoudhuri@hotmail.com or Tom Ryglinski at ryglinski@mba.berkeley.edu.


BAY AREA HAAS/BREA ALUMNI - 28TH ANNUAL REAL ESTATE & ECONOMICS SYMPOSIUM
Wednesday, November 16
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The St. Francis Hotel, The Grand Ballroom, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco
Haas alumni are invited to the 28th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. This conference will be a great opportunity to join your fellow alumni and contribute to the Cal presence. The Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics is proud of Haas real estate alumni and pleased to be working with BREA to fulfill mutual goals of strengthening real estate education at UC Berkeley and supporting continuing education in the real estate community. BREA members can register at the special discounted rate. Alumni who are not BREA members can obtain membership information and join by contacting Eric Cress at ericcress04@mba.berkeley.edu.


To register for the symposium, go to http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=26983&RegTypeID=57133.
For more information, contact Eric Cress at ericcress04@mba.berkeley.edu.


BAY AREA HAAS/BREA ALUMNI - Haas School of Business Real Estate Firm Night
Wednesday, November 16
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, San Francisco (Elizabethan Room)
Haas BREA alumni are invited to attend the Haas School of Business Real Estate Firm Night. Join us in meeting Haas School's current real estate focused students at the fall semester firm night.
To RSVP, contact brecrsvp@haas.berkeley.edu.



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