Fordham Real Estate Institute launches ‘Titan Talks’ event series, featuring Barbara Corcoran on Feb. 13

January 17, 2023 - Front Section
Barbara Corcoran


Bess Freedman


Manhattan, NY The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) will offer students and commercial real estate professionals a unique experience at its first event in a new series, “Titan Talks,” featuring a live conversation with Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group on Feb. 13. Hosted by Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens and member of REI’s Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of industry and business leaders, the events on the Lincoln Center campus will give attendees an opportunity to hear first-hand lessons and advice from leaders in real estate. The events will take place at the McNally Amphitheater at 5 p.m. 

“I am honored to be the inaugural guest speaker at the Fordham Real Estate Institute’s Titan Talks with Bess [Freedman],” said Corcoran. “The industry continues to evolve rapidly, and it is more important than ever to spread information and knowledge to benefit the next generation of real estate professionals.” 

With three such events planned per semester, the hour-long programs will focus on examining the industry for its future professionals, through the lens of role models such as Corcoran who expertly built her wildly successful luxury real estate brokerage in New York City. Free attendance is offered to Fordham students with first priority given to those enrolled in REI programs. Additionally, limited seating is available for attendees from the larger real estate community for $30 per person. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the close of the program. 

“I’m thrilled to have Barbara Corcoran kick off this series because she is such an industry trailblazer and will share her journey in her own words, including the failures as well as the successes,” said Freedman. “In life – if you can see it, you can be it. Everyone needs to see a path, and this is an opportunity for tomorrow’s real estate leaders to envision one.” 

“It’s really special to invite those just beginning in this field to authentic conversations with titans who will share real and relevant stories,” said Ryan O’Connor, REI EAC chair and CEO of Clinton Management. “It’s likely our students would not otherwise get the chance to learn from their idols in such a tangible way. I’m really proud to be a part of offering this at Fordham.” 

Seating is limited. For more information on the Feb. 13 event, click here

For information about REI, the Executive Advisory Council and Scholarship 250, click here

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