GOCAI Continues Support for PSU Real Estate Program
Author: John Donnerberg
Posted: March 15, 2016

The Greater Oregon Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is proud to have been able to grant a $2,000 scholarship to Alex Joyce, graduate student at Portland State University’s Master of Real Estate Development program. The scholarship was presented by Chapter President, John Donnerberg, MAI at a reception hosted at PSU’s Urban Center, on March 2nd, 2016. The GOCAI has continued to fund the annual scholarship, affiliated with PSU’s Center for Real Estate, for the past several years.

Alex received his scholarship after being selected from a pool of talented and motivated graduate students led by department Director, Dr. Gerard Mildner. Alex was also a student in PSU’s Real Estate Valuation class, taught by GOCAI chapter member, Mathew Larrabee, MAI.

This year’s scholarship grant represents a continuation of support for PSU’s Center for Real Estate, which has become a prominent fixture in the Oregon real estate community. Graduates from the Real Estate Development program have found success in the appraisal, brokerage, and development community.

The Appraisal Institute is in good company in supporting the growing real estate program at Portland State. Other participants in the scholarship program include, CCIM, RMLS, SIOR, NAR, CREW, and several other private development and brokerage firms.

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In attendance: Approximately 100 commercial real estate professionals, students, alumni & faculty

Scholarships awarded to:

  • Andrew Crampton--Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Real Estate Student Scholarship & Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Real Estate Student Fellowship
  • Melissa Beh--Liam and Felicia Thornton Scholarship; Oregon Association of REALTORS® Endowed Student Fellowship
  • Christine Pellissier--Norris & Stevens Endowed Real Estate Student Scholarship; Ashforth Pacific Endowed Real Estate Scholarship; Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Scholarship
  • Alex Joyce--Appraisal Institute (AI) Real Estate Scholarship
  • Tyler DuBois--Alan Spanjer Real Estate Scholarship
  • Carlo Castro--Robert S. Ball Real Estate Scholarship; Center for Real Estate Quarterly Report Fellowship
  • Jon Legarza--DP Partners Real Estate Scholarship; Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) Student Fellowship

Organizations present:

  • Steve Willhite & Stan Kieweno, Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR)
  • John Donnerberg, Appraisal Institute (AI)
  • Tim Mitchell, Norris & Stevens