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Student Programs

#1. Jeff Barclay Fellows program


Each year, NAREIM celebrates the next generation of commercial real estate leaders through the NAREIM Jeff Barclay Fellows program.


Named after the late Jeff Barclay, former NAREIM chairman, managing director and head of acquisitions at Clarion Partners, and head of Goldman Sachs' real estate group, the NAREIM Jeff Barclay Fellows award is given to five outstanding graduate students with the goal to provide insights into the future of real estate investment management.


“Clarion Partners has been a long-standing supporter of NAREIM and the organization’s commitment to introducing diverse next generation talent to the industry through the Barclay Fellows program,” said Hugh Macdonnell, Clarion Partners Managing Director. “This unique opportunity, developed with guidance from Jeff Barclay, is just one of the many ways we, as an industry, can continue identifying and educating a new generation of future real estate leaders. Congratulations to all of this year’s participants.”


For details on how to apply to be a Fellow, for the latest Class of Fellows and for details on NAREIM's other student program, the Resume Book, scroll below.




Class of 2022/23 fellows 

How to apply:
2023-24 Class of Jeff Barclay Fellows

To be considered for the fellowship, we ask students to send a 1-page resume in PDF format – with the following naming convention [SCHOOL_Last Name_First Name] to Zoe Hughes no later than August 4.

Decisions will be announced by no later than August 31.



  • Students must be a current 1st or 2nd year graduate students, full or part-time, (MA, MBA, MSRE) with a demonstrated interest in real estate investment and investment management

  • NAREIM will cover the cost of travel and hotel rooms to attend the NAREIM Executive Officer meeting


Annie Yan Bailey

Columbia University

Annie Yan Bailey was born and raised in New York City and is a Columbia University MS Real Estate Development Candidate, 2023. She graduated from the Cooper Union with a bachelor’s degree in architecture. She has 18 years of experience as an architect and was an Associate Partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partners. She loves collaborating on large, complex projects that serve users, the community, and the bottom line. She hopes to use her experience and architectural knowledge to have a greater impact through real estate development.

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Rahul Raipelly

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Born and raised in Mumbai, Rahul is currently pursing MSRED program at Center for Real Estate, MIT with over 10 years of prior experience in real estate fundraising advisory role in India. Over the years, he has gained expertise in financing deal across the capital stack in sectors including real estate, hotels, hospitals, infrastructure, and renewable energy. He has learned the ropes of real estate finance through his stint at a boutique Investment Banking firm based in Mumbai. Before his investment banking stint, Rahul did his MBA in finance from the University of Mumbai, India. After graduating from MIT, Rahul intends to gain exposure to real estate investments and sustainable development in the North American markets. He is passionate about cricket having played professional cricket during school and college days. He also enjoys table tennis, music and traveling. 

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Victoria Reznik

Northwestern University

Victoria Reznik is a JD/MBA student at Northwestern. She was a property manager and a mortgage broker after competing on the National Team for rhythmic gymnastics and winning bronze at the Youth Olympic Games. Her goal is to specialize in commercial real estate as an attorney. She received a 2023 summer internship offer from Sidley Austin LLP. She would like to split her summer with a real estate development firm. Victoria is a research assistant to Daniel Linna and she is on the Kellogg Blockchain Club executive team. Her long-term goal is to become involved in the intersection of blockchain and commercial real estate (PropTech). 

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Jackie Siegmund

New York University

Jackie Siegmund is a second year MBA student at the New York University Stern School of Business, pursuing specializations in real estate and finance. Jackie serves as Co-President of the Stern Real Estate Club. She spent her summer interning in multifamily acquisitions at Kennedy Wilson in Los Angeles and last semester interned in Acquisitions & Asset Management at Gramercy Property Group. Jackie comes from a background in economic development and is passionate about the convergence of cities, the built environment and real estate finance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University.

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William Zordani

University of Wisconsin-Madison

William Zordani is a Master of Science in Real Estate candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a specialization in two applied-learning tracks: Real Estate Private Equity (REPE) and the Applied Real Estate Investment Track (AREIT). William graduated early with distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Real Estate in May 2022 and will graduate from graduate school in May 2023. He currently works as a Student Ambassador for the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, and he was a summer intern at JLL Capital Markets in Chicago. On campus, William is the President of the Club Tennis team and a social chair for the Wisconsin Real Estate Club.

How to apply:
2023-24 Class of Jeff Barclay Fellows

benefits of being a fellow

C-suite networking

Opportunity to attend NAREIM’s Executive Officer Meeting each year. This is an unrivalled opportunity to network in small groups with some of the leading C-suite and executive officers in private real estate investment. NAREIM meetings are not based on panel discussions but small group roundtable work, where you will sit and participate in conversations challenging members on how they are building and scaling their firms. All costs are covered by NAREIM.

Mentoring with NAREIM Chair and former Chair

Fellows have 1:1 private discussions with NAREIM’s chair and Fellows Liaison as well as access to the NAREIM Board.

More networking

The opportunity to participate in NAREIM’s 10 functional group in-person meetings running from October to September to understand how the real estate investment management business truly operates, and the challenges and opportunities ahead for each group. Travel costs are met by students/universities.

  • NAREIM covers the following function groups: Acquisitions, Architecture & Engineering, Asset Management; Capital Raising & IR; Data Strategy; DEI; Legal & Compliance; Marketing & Communications; Portfolio Management; and Sustainability.

Industry article

The opportunity to contribute to the biannual Dialogues magazine, which is distributed alongside IREI magazine and is read by more than 8,000 real estate professionals. See the latest issue of Dialogues featuring Jackie Siegmund of NYU Stern School of Business and part of the Class of 2022/23 Fellows.


Have your resumes seen by the heads of Talent & HR. Each year NAREIM aggregates resumes of undergraduates and graduate students studying real estate or with a strong interest in real estate from across the US, for member firms to hire from. Send resumes to between September 1 and November 30.

Investment managers

In January 2023, the NAREIM Resume Book aggregated 530 resumes from undergraduate and graduate students across 9 US school. Including the 5 NAREIM Fellows and 40+ students who applied, managers have access to 580 resumes from future leading CRE talent.

NAREIM members can access the Resume Book and Resumes of NAREIM Fellows by clicking here. Note, only NAREIM members with access to the NAREIM member section can see the resumes.

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