DiLella Center Events

DiLella Center Homecoming Football Tailgate
October 26
Tailgate: 12:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.
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WWIRE Student Program
October 29

CFO Panel
November 6
2019 Villanova Real Estate CFO Forum Registration

NYC Trek and Alumni Reception
November 14

DiLella Center Christmas Party
Register for the DiLella Center Christmas Party
December 10

2019 Real Estate Career Conference
featuring Gary Holloway, Jr., President of GMH Capital Partners
September 24, 2019

Tour of The Commons
August 19, 2019

Villanova’s Celebration of Excellence in Real Estate
June 6, 2019

2019 CRE Symposium
May 22, 2019

REALtech Pitch Day
April 30, 2019

Mulroy Real Estate Challenge
April 4-5, 2019

2019 Nova Next Philadelphia Happy Hour
March 20, 2019

2019 Philly Real Estate Trek
March 15, 2019

The DiLella Center for Real Estate took students to visit Pennrose in the morning, meet with Villanova alumni over lunch, and tour one of Alterra Property Group's projects in the afternoon.

2019 New York City Trek
February 7, 2019

Students visited S&P Global, PGIM Real Estate, and Tishman Speyer and concluded the day networking with our Villanova alumni in New York City.

2019 Villanova Men’s Basketball Takes Down Georgetown Hoyas
February 3, 2019

Members from Villanova’s Advisory Council and Nova Next council joined together to watch Villanova men’s basketball take down Georgetown 77-65 at the Wells Fargo Center.

2019 REALtech Kickoff with GMH
February 5

Student housing developer GMH came to campus to encourage students to come up with technical solutions to current student housing dilemmas for this year's REALtech Competition.

2019 DC Trek
January 10, 2019

Villanova students met with top executives from companies including Capital One, Lerner, JLL, Donatelli Development, HITT Contracting, Bonaventure and The Meridian Group.

DiLella Center Christmas Party
December 12, 2018

Center members and guests enjoyed an evening of celebration at La Buca Ristorante.

2018 Building Villanova Basketball
December 6, 2018

Villanova students had the opportunity to hear from architect William McCullough of EwingCole, project manager John Colt of Hunter Roberts, and Villanova athletics on the transformation of the Finneran Pavilion.

Real Estate CFO Panel

November 14, 2018

Moderated by Ed Liva, Director of Villanova University's Graduate Tax Program, the 2018 Real Estate CFO Panel included Jackie Boggs, FD Fund Administration, Chick Boyle, Universal Health Services, John Longino, JP Orleans Homebuilders, Tim Martin, Cube Smart, Robert McCadden, PREIT, and Jim Smith, Campus Apartments.

DiLella Center Golf Outing
October 29, 2018

The DiLella Center hosted a full day of golf, networking, and fun at the beautiful TPC Jasna Polana course.

Real Estate Career Conference featuring Leo Addimando, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alterra Property Group, LLC
September 20, 2018

The 2018 Real Estate Career Conference featured keynote speaker, Leo Addimando. Mr. Addimando is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Alterra Property Grouo, LLC (“Alterra”). Leo has invested in real estate throughout the United States, closed over $1B of real estate transactions, acquired or developed approximately 2,000 residential units, structured dozens of complex transactions, and overseen all aspects of numerous mixed-use real estate development projects.

DiLella Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
May 31, 2018

Friends, members, students and alumni gathered at the Union Trust in Center City Philadelphia to celebrate 10 years of the DiLella Center. The night recognized Dan DiLella for his contributions over the past ten years to Villanova and the real estate community.

Take a look at our 10th Anniversary program booklet.

2018 Real Estate Thought Leadership Event
May 15, 2018

Councilman Allan Domb, Philadelphia Councilman At-Large and owner of Allan Domb Real Estate and Dr. Peter Linneman, founding principal of Linneman Associates; CEO of American Land Fund; and CEO if KL Realty joined the DiLella Center’s Real Estate Advisory Council and Nova Next Council members over lunch for an interactive conversation on Philadelphia real estate, national trends, and “the next cycle.”

Mulroy Real Estate Challenge
April 6-7, 2018

Students from 16 universities around the country competed for

Philly Trek
March 15, 2018

Students visited Equus Capital Partners and JLL and toured one of Alterra Property Group’s current projects. 

NYC Trek
January 11, 2018

Students had the opportunity to participate in a hard hat tour of a 39-story residential tower, meet with executives from PGIM Real Estate and S&P Global Ratings and connect with alumni. 

Fireside Chat with Daniel M. DiLella and Dean Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

Click here to watch the fireside chat recording

Real Estate CFO Panel 

November 8, 2017

Speed Networking

November 9, 2017

DiLella Center Golf Outing

September 25, 2017

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Real Estate Career Conference featuring Ryan Simonetti, Co- Founder and CEO

September 28, 2017

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Fireside Chat with Dean Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD and Daniel DiLella

Kick off the celebration with a fireside chat featuring DiLella Center founder - Daniel M. DiLella and The Helen and William O'Toole Dean, – Dean Joyce E.A. Russell. Daniel M. DiLella, President and CEO of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd., funded the establishment of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova School of Business in 2007 and is an active philanthropist in the Philadelphia community. He has a “pay-it-forward” philosophy of giving hoping that students who benefit from the center will, in turn, become community leaders and support future students.

November 6, 2017
5:30-7 pm
Villanova University
Bartley Hall, Room 1011

For More Information

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

Shawn Howton, PhD
Faculty Director

Jessica Taylor

Benjamin Scheick
Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair

Charlie Davidson
Assistant Professor of the Practice

Carly Gulasarian
Program Administrator

Tony Ziccardi
Center Fellow