UC Booth Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG)

Edward A. Snyder is Dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics at the School. In his role as Dean, Mr. Snyder oversees the overall academic, financial, and administrative leadership of the school, including its academic programs in Chicago, London, and Singapore.

During his tenure beginning in July 2001, Mr. Snyder has focused on strengthening the school's values with the objective of ensuring that Chicago Booth continues to offer the most challenging academic programs of any business school in the world. His other main strategic imperative has been to strengthen the school's relationships with business and alumni around the world for the dual purposes of (a) increasing opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni, and (b) increasing the school's influence so that it can continue to help improve business practices, increase performance, and strengthen the world's market-oriented economies.

During Mr. Snyder's tenure, Chicago Booth has (a) moved into its new campus in Hyde Park as scheduled and on budget, (b) established its own campus in central London, (c) gained higher levels of recognition as offering the most rigorous MBA programs, (d) increased significantly the school's strengths in marketing and entrepreneurship, (e) instituted a program of peer-driven senior faculty reviews, (f) continued to meet its budget targets, (g) met its campaign goal of $300M, and (h) increased its endowment by over 150 percent. He is active in The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Civic Consulting Alliance, and an advisory group to Mayor Richard Daley. He serves on the boards of Argonne National Laboratory and Career Education Corporation.

As a scholar, Mr. Snyder is interested mainly in industrial organization, antitrust economics, law and economics, and financial institutions. Mr. Snyder co-teaches a course, Economic Analysis of Major Policy Issues, with Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy.

Mr. Snyder received his Ph.D. in economics and an M.A. in public policy from the University of Chicago. His research develops insights into business practices, specifically distribution and contracting practices, antitrust enforcement, and public policy. Before joining Chicago Booth, Mr. Snyder was Dean and Charles C. Abbott Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School. He began his academic career at the University of Michigan Business School.

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UC Booth Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG)

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The mission of the Chicago Booth Real Estate Alumni Group is to raise and sustain the profile of real estate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as enhance the school's high quality brand by providing real estate industry expertise,…


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The mission of the Chicago Booth Real Estate Alumni Group is to raise and sustain the profile of real estate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as well as enhance the school's high quality brand by providing real estate industry expertise, shared knowledge and leadership. The high impact group will recognize and leverage the extensive network of Booth real estate alumni, as well as foster value-added and life-long relationships for on-going learning and professional growth.

Chicago Booth Real Estate Alumni Group was formed in September 2006. We have initially organized the group domestically with long term expansion plans for Asia and Europe.

Visit their website at ChicagoBooth.edu/alumni/clubs/realestate

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