On Thursday, April 18, Nobles graduates working in real estate and development gathered in Boston at UBS in the John Hancock building. There, they met, connected and discussed industry trends.

Three graduate panelists led the conversation: Matt Mittelstadt ‘95 is the managing director and owner of EA Fish Development (EAFD), a privately-held real estate development firm with a focus on multifamily residential projects in both the “market-rate” and “affordable” housing categories in the Northeast region. Senam Kumahia ’02 is a project manager at Carpenter & Company, which is based out of Cambridge. Kumahia is currently overseeing the development of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Orleans. He is also working on the Four Seasons at One Dalton in Boston. Alexandra Conigliaro Biega ’09 is the Senior Vice President on the Biega + Kilgore Team at Compass. She works primarily in Boston’s Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Bay Village, South End, Seaport, Waterfront, Midtown and South Boston neighborhoods.

The event encouraged networking among industry leaders, including general contractors, engineers, and real estate investors, as well as those not currently working in real estate but considering a career change. Topics included technology’s impact on the industry, challenges and opportunities in the Boston market, and the role of ethics in development regarding climate change.

We hope that these smaller events unify the professional networks inside our larger graduate community. For real estate and other industries, please make sure to join our LinkedIn Group and remember that we have a comprehensive online directory of graduates (on the graduates homepage under the “Upcoming Events” section) that you can filter by graduation year, industry and even company.

Thank you to our graduate panelists and attendees for coming out to share their professional experiences and thank you to Ryan Ederle ’08 from UBS for hosting the event.

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