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 each year and intended to provide them insights into the future of real estate investment management - and for managers to see the future through the eyes of graduates training to be part of our industry.
The program affords a unique learning and networking opportunity to attend the Executive Officer Meeting in October, as well as other NAREIM departmental meetings through the year, and the chance to be published in the NAREIM Dialogues magazine.
The program was created owing to the vision and support of NAREIM members and we are proud to continue that tradition today.
“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.”
You can see the current class of NAREIM Fellows below. NAREIM members can also access the Fellows resumes, along with all graduates who applied to the program in the links below.
NAREIM Jeff barclay fellows
Class of 2022-23
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
NAREIM members can access the resumes of the 5 NAREIM Jeff Barclay Fellows plus the additional 40 students from 7 schools that applied to be part of the Class of 2022-23.
Only NAREIM members with access to the NAREIM member section can see the resumes.