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Rutgers real estate center taps industry vet as new executive director

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Kevin Riordan will be The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers University's new executive director.
Kevin Riordan will be The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers University's new executive director. - ()

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers University announced it has appointed Kevin Riordan as its new executive director.

Riordan will be responsible for developing the strategic vision for the center as well as creating and supporting various educational programs. He will also work with the advisory board and Emerging Leaders Council members, faculty and students to promote the center and recruit students who want to pursue a career in real estate.

“Kevin’s far-reaching experience in the real estate field, knowledge of the industry and strategic thinking make him an ideal fit as the executive director of The Center for Real Estate,” Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta chair and academic director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, said in a prepared statement.

“Kevin shares our goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate to give our students an unprecedented advantage and equip with them with the skills and experiences needed to thrive and evolve into an industry leader of their generation. I welcome him to this role and look forward to working with him on making The Center for Real Estate the number one academic real estate program in the country. “

Riordan, who has 30 years of experience in the industry, was previously CEO of Crexus Investment Corp. and senior managing director at TIAA-CREF.

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