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Corcoran Group founder Barbara Corcoran was the first real estate leader to be featured in Fordham Real Estate Institute's new "Titan Talks" series

Fordham Real Estate Launches “Titan Talks” Series with Barbara Corcoran

The Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) hosted its first “Titan Talks” event recently at its Lincoln Center campus, featuring Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. The conversation was led by Bess Freedman, CEO of Brown Harris Stevens and member of REI’s Executive Advisory Council (EAC) of industry and business leaders.  

Ryan O’Connor, REI EAC chair and CEO of Clinton Management, kicked off the sold-out event by welcoming students and real estate professionals to the campus, teeing-up the series as an opportunity to “be in the same room as a titan of the industry – and help answer the question, ‘How do I get there?’”  

Corcoran’s mother always said her strength was her imagination, and in the real estate industry being unwelcome amid an “old boys’ club” gave her an opportunity to be different and stand out, she said at the Fordham event.    

Upcoming events will offer attendees first-hand lessons and advice from leaders in real estate. 


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