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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Pathfinders Update: Real Estate Club Gets Hands-On Learning Experience

Recently, the Yeshivah of Flatbush Real Estate (RE Develop) Club had the opportunity to travel to Newark, New Jersey to meet with and learn from real estate developer, Mr. Maurice Levy (HS '01). He gave us an onsite tour of a project that's in the midst of being developed from a run down office building to a luxury apartment building. Step by step Mr. Levy described in detail the process from buying a building depending on its location to the actual architectural configuration of what the building will look like.
We also met with Mr Levy's project manager who taught us about coordinating all the sub contractors and how important it is to be on top of every single decision in order for the building process to move swiftly and on time. We were also able to witness actual construction by getting a full tour of all the floors being worked on, which put into color the architects plans that were shown to us in the beginning of the lecture. To end off a productive and knowledgable visit, Mr. Levy treated all of us for a great lunch! This was an amazing hands-on learning experience, which opened up my eyes to the real world of real estate development. ~Sam Laniado, Class of 2017