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Andy Hunt serves as the Vieth 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, oversight of the Real Estate Asset Program (REAP) – the first undergraduate-only classroom-based real estate investment program in the nation, management of the Center’s four 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, coordination of the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) program and curriculum aimed at diversifying talent in the real estate industry, teaching REAL 4061 – Real Estate modeling at the undergraduate level, and growing partnerships with local and national industry organizations. Andy also works closely with 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.
A recipient of the 2021 Milwaukee Business Journal “40 Under 40” award and the 2021 NAIOP National Developing Leaders award, 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 three children and reside in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.