About The Speaker
Director of the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University |Blockchain Applications in Real Estate|
Andy Hunt (BusAd ’08, Grad ’13) serves as the Director for the Center for Real Estate at Marquette University. Working closely with the real estate program faculty, Andy is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Center and oversight of all day to day administration of the Center’s programs, activities and outreach. Duties include oversight of all fundraising initiatives, management of the Center’s major annual events in Milwaukee and Chicago, coordination and mentoring of the students in the program and responsibility for maintaining a 100% placement rate for all graduating students, marketing and press initiatives, strategic planning and goal setting, planning for student conferences and trips nationally, partnerships with local and national industry organizations, and close coordination with and guidance from two incredible boards, including the Center for Real Estate Advisory Board and the REALM (Real Estate Alumni Marquette) Network Board.
Prior to joining Marquette as the Director of the Center for Real Estate, Andy and his wife spent 3.5 years in Denver, Colorado, where Andy worked in acquisitions with Real Capital Solutions (RCS), focusing on office and industrial asset investments in a dozen markets across the U.S. Before joining RCS, Andy spent nearly two years with Prologis, the global leader in logistics and industrial real estate ownership and management, where he worked on more than 70 transactions worth over $1 billion in value as part of the Investment Services team. Andy started his career as a broker with UGL Equis (now Cushman & Wakefield) in the Minneapolis office, and then spent four years at Marquette working as the assistant and then associate director for the Center for Real Estate, where he helped diversify the Center’s revenue streams, create the annual Strategies conference, kicked off both the Center Advisory Board and REALM board, enhanced the student experience through conference trips and career mentoring, and built relationships with the real estate communities in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Andy received his B.S. in Business Administration from Marquette University, majoring in real estate and finance. He also received his Masters in Business Administration from Marquette, with a specialization in finance. Andy and his wife Catherine have one daughter, Adeline, and they reside in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.