Dave Bauman named Executive Director of Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center at the David Eccles School of Business

Dave Bauman has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center (IBREC) at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.

Bauman has nearly two decades of experience in the industry, including the past 10 years with CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm. He will maintain his full-time position there as Senior Director of Global Advisory and Transaction Services in addition to his new role with IBREC.

The mission of the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center is to create meaningful connections among Eccles School students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals to shape the future of real estate — a job that Bauman understands the importance of.

“I am motivated by the student experience,” he said. “IBREC sets out to create industry-oriented experiences for students to prepare them for jobs in real estate and to make an impact in the real estate community.”

Bauman earned Bachelor of Arts (Finance) and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah. Over the past decade, he has taught as an adjunct professor for the school’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program. He also previously served on IBREC’s advisory board.

Bauman comes from a corporate real estate background where he has advised many global companies with real estate across the globe. His clients include well-known organizations that occupy space in dispersed regions and require a consistent way to manage their portfolios.

His previous roles in commercial real estate include similar positions with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and NAI Global. Bauman currently sits on the leadership board of the World Trade Center of Utah.

Bauman paid tribute to the entire IBREC team, praising Academic Director Andra Ghent, Associate Director Alicia Brooks, Research Director Dejan Eskic, and former Executive Director Danny Wall for the steady leadership they have provided in growing the center.

He also detailed the impactful programming that IBREC offers and supports, notably the Utah Real Estate Challenge (an intercollegiate competition in which students prepare and present a development proposal to a panel of expert judges); the Real Estate Around the World trip (an immersive international experience reserved for select MRED students in which they visit buildings, meet local market participants, and channel cultural touchstones that open their eyes to possibilities of real estate); its Women’s Council (which is dedicated to furthering the role of women as leaders and active participants in Utah’s real estate community); and an annual one-on-one mentoring program with real estate practitioners.

He sees room to do even more.

“Our real estate community is generous, and there are countless opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals here,” said Bauman.

To that end, he credits IBREC’s advisory board for providing much-needed resources in the form of both financial backing and investment of time.

“The board is made up of forward-thinking leaders in real estate who give considerable time and means to advise on ways that make our programs more relevant,” said Bauman. “Their contributions also go toward student scholarships, which is an important component of what we do.”

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