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Breeden Company President and CEO serves on McIntire School of Commerce Real Estate Panel



OCTOBER 9, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – On Friday October 3, 2014, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Breeden Company, Ramon W. Breeden Jr., served as an expert panelist for the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce’s annual Fall Forum.  Entitled “Opportunities in Real Estate Investment: From Wall Street to Main Street,” this year’s forum focused on the in excess of $11.5 trillion industry and featured panelists from the nation’s top companies.  According to the university’s press release, McIntire Finance Professor and Center Director, George Overstreet, says of the panelists, “Not only did they offer a fascinating look at a number of successful approaches to an industry characterized by high levels of risk and heterogeneity, but they also provided a remarkably clear picture of how those approaches operate within a larger global, financial, and regulatory context. Even more importantly, they demonstrated that personal integrity is essential to successful careers in commercial real estate.” 

As the sole representative of the Southeastern Virginia region, Mr. Breeden served alongside individuals such as President and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Chris Nassetta, Chairman, CEO and President of AvalonBay Communities, Tim Naughton, Managing Director of Crow Family Holdings, Anne Raymond, Founder and CEO of Aetos Capital Real Estate, Scott Kelley and a few other elite individuals.  The McIntire’s Fall Forum, open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the public, allowed registered individuals to “examine outstanding public, private and global investment firms in this entrepreneurial industry, as well as their leaders, strategies, and perspectives on the investment and management process.” 

The McIntire School consistently ranks among the top 5 undergraduate business schools, often holding the #1 spot.  With both Mr. Breeden and his son, Executive Vice President of The Breeden Company, Torrey Breeden, as graduates, there is a mutual love between one of the nation’s finest business schools and the Breeden family.  Mr. Breeden is often utilized by The University for his knowledge and insight into the entrepreneurial spirit it takes to start a business and see it flourish.  Mr. Breeden is a mandated part of the school’s “Commerce 1800 – Making Business Work” class curriculum (see link below).  The successfulness that came from combining Mr. Breeden’s entrepreneurial spirit with the McIntire education is specifically addressed in The University’s press release.  “Breeden—whose company ranks as a leading developer of multifamily, commercial, and single family projects on the East Coast—pointed out another key factor in his success. ‘My father told me I needed to be able to control my own destiny,’ he told the audience. ‘My McIntire education gave me the skills and the confidence to do that.’”

The Breeden Company is a nationally recognized real estate services company with over 50 years of expertise in every facet of the industry.  Breeden Property Management, Breeden Realty and Breeden Construction are the three major subsidiaries of The Breeden Company, with a combined portfolio of nearly 10,000 apartments units, over 2 million square feet of retail and office space and an additional 1,700 residential homes.  Both Breeden Property Management and Breeden Construction are national award winners on their own merit and provide third party services to select clients.  Family-owned and operated since 1961, The Breeden Company has grown into one of the most valued real estate development firms on the East Coast.

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