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2019 MBA Class: Where Are They Now?

Posted By Paige Riemann, Tuesday, November 26, 2019



WREAA Social media intern, Paige Riemann, recently checked in with the MBA class of 2019. She spoke with them about where they’ve landed after graduation and what role the Wisconsin network played in their journey.  

 Charlotte Du


Charlotte has moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an asset manager for New York City based Hudson Capital Properties. Hudson is invested in high growth markets in the Southeastern United States with $1 billion AUM. 

Charlotte credits the Wisconsin network for helping to secure her position with Hudson.  Her interview with the company came about through her participation as a team member in the UNC-Chapel Hill Case Competition in February of this year.  During Hudson’s tough case interview process, she applied what she learned in Professor Mark Eppli’s class and secured the position. Charlotte recognizes that the quality of the MBA program at UW-Madison not only played a huge role in her success with the interview process, but also allowed her to hit the ground running in her new position. She says that one of the most beneficial aspects of her MBA experience was how much she learned from her mentors, Joe Blackbourn (Affiliate Member), Pam Boneham (MBA 1981), and Chuck Rosien (BBA 2007). Charlotte is also grateful to Sharon McCabe (MS 1989), former Associate Director of the Graaskamp Center, who was an instrumental part of her growth journey at UW-Madison. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Raleigh and taking care of her golden retriever puppy.

Brian Cleary



Brian Cleary is working in Denver, Colorado as an associate for Northwood Investors. The Real Estate Club toured this company on their Fall Trip. Brian's path to Northwood began with the opportunity to travel to Cannes, France to attend MPIM, the largest real estate conference in the world.  While there, he networked with Wisconsin alumni and subsequently was recommended for his current position by an alumnus that he met at the conference.  Recently, Brian was appointed to a NAIOP Developing Leaders National Forum for the next two-year period. He will be presenting a case study on the change in Big-Box Retailers and how to capitalize on change.


Jared Shoemaker

Jared said that his education at Wisconsin helped him hit the ground running in his Senior Financial Analyst position at Senior Lifestyle, in Chicago, Illinois. Jared felt that the preparation he received while earning a UW-Madison MBA made him an immediate asset to his team. More importantly, his UW network helped him get a foot in the door. Jared secured a mentorship with Senior Lifestyle through the MBA program. He also routinely reaches out to past mentors and friends with questions and for guidance. Recently Jared and his wife traveled to South Korea for a few weeks. They were able to meet up with a past Global Real Estate Master student, Saeyoung Ha, who lives and works there.

Matthew Allard

Matthew is currently employed at Highgate Capital Group, where he works as an associate in core-plus and value-add Multifamily Acquisitions and Asset Management with a national focus. He says that his employer valued the preparedness of University of Wisconsin MBA graduates, and that the reputation of the program helped him secure his position. Matthew got married in August of 2019.

Bryan Johnson


Bryan said that he uses techniques and approaches to real estate investing that he learned at UW-Madison on a daily basis. He is an associate at The Dilweg Companies, a real estate investment firm focused on economic markets in the Southeast United States. He expressed his gratitude to alumni who generously donated their time to meet and help guide him on his career path. He found that alumni were always eager to help. Bryan married his fiancé in June of 2019.


Justin Kremers


Justin works for Agree Realty in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, right outside of Detroit. Agree Realty is a retail REIT, and Justin works on the acquisitions team to help grow the company portfolio. He says that his education set him apart from other candidates and gave him the real estate foundation that he needed to secure and succeed in his role. 


We celebrate our MBA Student’s successes and we are proud of what they have accomplished post-graduation. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

For more information on our MBA program, please visit here.


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