Wisconsin School of Business Dean François Ortalo-Magné is in Hong Kong this week for the annual real estate property and investment conference MIPIM Asia. He facilitated the opening keynote session today with Robert Ciemniak, global head of Thomson Reuters Real Estate Markets, and Yiping Huang, professor of economics at the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. On Thursday, Dean Ortalo-Magné will deliver the wrap-up presentation "Where do Asian, European and American investors see opportunities in Asia today?"
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His visit to Asia is also part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's efforts to develop stronger ties with China. The dean will join Gilles Bousquet, dean of the Division of International Studies and vice provost for globalization, and Laurie Dennis, associate director of the Wisconsin China Initiative, for meetings in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Also participating in MIPIM Asia is real estate faculty member Joe Walsh who also leads Wisconsin's Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program, an intensive graduate-level program which is partnered with three of the world's top business schools: HEC Paris, Hong Kong UST, and INCAE. While in Hong Kong, he is meeting local real estate industry leaders and prospective students. The Global Real Estate Master (GREM), which graduated its inaugural class in 2011, is a unique two-phase program that combines high-level instruction in economics, finance, and real estate finance at one of the partner schools with training in the principles of international real estate during a capstone semester at Wisconsin. The program is now accepting applications for the 2013 semester.