• January 2013 Luncheon at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles:
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  • Fall 2014 Cocktail Party, LA Chapter
    When Oct 01, 2014
    from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
    Where West Los Angeles
    Contact Name
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    Welcome fellow PSU Real Estate Society members and associates,
    We have a special event and reception planned October 1st for everyone either currently involved with the Southern California Chapter of the PSU Real Estate Society or anyone who may be interest in joining our cause and events.
    The Cocktail party will be held on Wednesday October 1st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at a private residence located in West Los Angeles, California 90046.  Please email for address.
    We are hopeful to have valet parking and will know the final result prior to the day of the event. We will have drinks and food and require a $10 per person fee to cover the necessary expenses.
    Please make a point to attend and bring anyone who is considering joining.  It will be an event meet others in this chapter and both make and listen to suggestions for ways to contribute to the Real Estate needs of PSU and enhancing our chapter.
    RSVP is not required but helpful in preparing for the event.
    Thank you and l look forward to seeing everyone on October 1st.
    Lance Libiano
    Co-Chapter Chair  

Penn State Real Estate Society Membership

Membership in the Penn State Real Estate Society will support real estate education and research at Penn State. Your membership will help Penn State achieve its vision of becoming a world recognized center for excellence in real estate education and scholarship.

“The time has come to form a venue that brings together a wide range of alumni who are practicing in the various real estate disciplines in a way that benefits them and supports today’s students,” says Brent Ambrose, Smeal professor of real estate and IRES director. “By creating networking opportunities and providing tangible professional resources, and by promoting philanthropic giving in support for our programs, our hope is to make the Real Estate Society valuable for alumni and students.”

The Penn State Real Estate Society membership is open to all Penn State alumni and friends with an active interest in the real estate industry.  Gifts can be made on-line via

About RES

The Real Estate Society is a broad-based initiative by the Smeal College of Business, Institute for Real Estate Studies. It seeks to engage the alumni and friends of Penn State participating in the real estate industry. The Real Estate Society promotes and supports activities among our industry participants and strengthens ties with the university and its students.

Through the active support of the Institute for Real Estate Studies and its industry leading Real Estate Advisory Board, the Real Estate Society plays a critical link in networking alumni in the industry and by providing students with internship and permanent placement opportunities. The Real Estate Society fosters interaction among our alumni in real estate, real estate scholars, policy makers, and other societal participants. Through the support of local Real Estate Society chairs, regional networking groups have been formed and will be supported in a number of self sustaining ways through social events, conferences, and speaker venues. Real Estate Society members have access to internationally recognized academic research, newsletters, and webinars.

In conjunction with this initiative, the Smeal College of Business approved a new real estate undergraduate degree option within the newly formed Risk Management Department. The real estate risk management major prepares students to succeed in real estate related careers where employers demand quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to assess and analyze all aspects of risks associated with real estate investment. Graduates will have the technical skills, economic discipline, and critical thinking ability required to succeed in the ever-changing real estate landscape.

The Real Estate Society is led by alumni volunteer Lawrence Colorito ’88, who owns a Chesapeake, Virginia based appraisal and consulting business and welcomes the chance to be more closely involved with the college and the Penn State real estate community.

“The new Real Estate Society gives Penn State alums who practice in real estate a “home” back in State College. This is an opportunity for me to give back to the school I love and see some direct impact to the students while networking with others in my business,” Colorito says.