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SIGNATURE EVENTS

The center offers a wide variety of events that help students discover the importance of Real Estate. 

MULROY REAL ESTATE CHALLENGE AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

Trophey with plaques

This national real estate development case competition gathers 16 teams comprised of the next generation of real estate leaders with judges and sponsors representing leading real estate firms. 

REAL ESTATE CAREER CONFERENCE

Real Estate Career Conference

Students hear from a panel of young alumni and sit with professionals to learn about various career paths in the commercial real estate industry. The Conference allows students to begin building critical industry relationships.
 

VILLANOVA’S CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE IN REAL ESTATE

Person speaking at podeum

The Villanova real estate community joins together each year for an evening of networking, programming, and the celebration of a notable honoree’s achievements in the real estate industry.  

IGNITE CHANGE CASE COMPETITION

Final Four Teams

The competition focuses on a social or environmental issue within the built environment and gives students of all backgrounds and majors a chance to connect, think creatively, and initiate conversations about real-world problems.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Real Estate Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 25th
4 – 6:30 pm
Villanova University

NYC Real Estate Trek

Thursday, February 9th, 2023
New York City, NY

Register here!

Ignite Change Kick Off

Friday, April 14th, 2023
2 – 4 pm
Villanova University

Ignite Change Competition Day

Thursday, April 20th, 2023
Villanova University

Villanova Real Estate Field Experiences

The Villanova Real Estate Field Experience will connect students with Villanova alumni working in real estate. The professionals will provide the opportunity and framework required to teach the student about his/her corner of the industry.  Each student will be expected to produce a deliverable appropriate to their respective real estate knowledge levels – ex, an OM, proforma, market analysis, etc. The final project should be something that could be shared with potential employers as a “portfolio” project. Students will also gain exposure to a day in the life of a real estate professional, providing insight into this industry.  Students will be expected to spend 5-10 hours per week applying new skills as they are learned

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
Villanova School of Business
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-4476
vsb.realestate@villanova.edu

Shawn Howton, PhD
Faculty Director
shawn.howton@villanova.edu

Jessica Taylor
Director
jessica.taylor@villanova.edu

Benjamin Scheick, PhD
Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair
benjamin.scheick@villanova.edu

Charlie Davidson
Associate Professor of the Practice
charles.davidson@villanova.edu

Carly Gulasarian
Assistant Director
carly.gulasarian@villanova.edu

Tony Ziccardi
Center Fellow
anthony.ziccardi@villanova.edu

The Nova Next Council is a group of young and ambitious members of the Villanova real estate community who provide strategic guidance on the Center's mission, activities, curricula and professional development opportunities.


STUDENT SHAREPOINT SITE

Direct access to real estate jobs, internships, scholarships, industry resources, and DiLella Center news & events.

BECOME A MEMBER

Participate within the DiLella Center and stay in touch with classmates and form valuable relationships with other Villanova alumni.

SUPPORT THE CENTER

Your donations enable the DiLella Center to advance experiential learning opportunities, alumni engagement and thought leadership initiatives.

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