Coffee Chats

We are here to serve you! Looking for real estate related advice? Speak with a member on our interdisciplinary executive board! 

Schedule a coffee chat to speak about any or more of these topics!

  • Resume review

  • Interview prep

  • Exploring different paths in real estate

  • How to learn underwriting and/or Argus

  • Networking tips

  • Help in real estate courses

  • Case competition prep

  • Past experiences

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MBA-MS Civil Engineer

Wanqiu is exploring interests in construction management, real estate development, and other interdisciplinary in engineering and business. She believes in the impact of leadership and is involved in multiple organizations, including Goldie Initiative, Graduate Society of Women Engineers, MBA Association, and Dean's Fellow. Wanqiu has international work experience in China and the US. This summer, she is interning at The McGuire Home Collection. Upon graduation, Wanqiu wants to pursue a career in construction/real estate by integrating her engineering specialties with a business way of thinking from a global perspective.

Wanqiu can help with the following:

  • Provide insights on job search for international students

  • Provide insights in the construction management industry

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Ben Goldman

Finance in Agribusiness with a minor in Business

Ben became very interested in real estate his junior year of college when he discovered Rho Epsilon Student Real Estate Association. The association led him to engage in case competitions and networking events such as the Eisenberg Annual Career Day. This summer, Ben is Working at Core Spaces. The company is heavily focused in the development, management, and acquisitions of student housing nationally.


Finance and Information Systems with a minor in Applied Statistics

Joy's interest in real estate started from watching her family pursue real estate opportunities in Taiwan. She is an incoming Transaction Intern at ShopCore Properties this summer.


John Richards

Finance in the Gies College of Business

John transferred into the University of Illinois for his Junior year in the Fall of 2019. His interest in real estate started while doing residential construction as a summer job in high school. He is interning with Stack Real Estate LLC this summer.


Charlie Ezgur

Real Estate with a minor in Leadership Studies

Charlie believes in the process of leadership and demonstrates this sentiment by being actively involved with many organizations at UIUC. Charlie is interning with Stack Real Estate LLC, conducting market research and rendering acquisition and disposition services for RCAC senior living facilities throughout the midwest.



Alex heard about Rho Epsilon through a former member who currently works at Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago. In the Summer of 2020, Alex will be working at Imperial Realty for former club member and speaker, Al Klairmont.


Consumer Economics with a minor in Business

After hearing about the Rho Epsilon Student Real Estate Association from a friend, Jake started attending meetings and became more interested in Real Estate as a career. Thanks to the help of previous executive board members, Jake will be interning at ProTen Realty Group in Chicago doing market research this summer. He looks forward to bringing the club together at social events throughout the upcoming semester.


 MA in Architecture and Construction Management

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a minor in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. Ben is currently an engineering assistant for the University's Facilities and Engineering Services department. He is also involved in architecture and construction organizations around campus.


Jonathan Hernandez

Agriculture and Consumer Economics

Jonathan's interest in commercial real estate led him to intern at Oak Street Real Estate Capital LLC during his sophomore year. Jonathan continued his interest in real estate by engaging in The Rho Epsilon Real Estate Association and The Eisenberg Foundation. This summer, Jonathan will be interning at Heitman LLC.


Andreas Guevara - Nadeau

 MA in urban planning with a concentration in Real Estate Development and Land-use

Andreas holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and last summer has interned on a downtown street utilities redevelopment project with LDA Engineering. She is currently interning at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) in Champaign. She is looking forward to launching her career in real estate development and the future built environment.