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The Real Estate Club

The Real Estate Club at Virginia Tech is a club for students majoring and minoring in Real Estate, as well as those who are interested in the Real Estate Industry. The club often hosts guest speakers and tours various sites, and meets twice a month. 

President: Nick Wright

Hi, my name is Nick Wright and I am a Senior majoring in Real Estate and Smart & Sustainable Cities. I have really enjoyed my time in the Virginia Tech Program of Real Estate and I have been able to gain great experience from real estate internships at both Harris Teeter and La-Z-Boy. I am very excited to provide other club members with a great panel of guest speakers this year from a variety of disciplines. I can't wait to create great experiences that improve our members' interests in real estate as well. Outside of my degree in Real Estate, I also serve as the President of my fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events!

Treasurer: Chase Kappeler

My name is Chase, and I am currently a junior double majoring in Finance and Real Estate. I am very excited to be the treasurer of the real estate club as it is a perfect opportunity to share my academic interests. I recently finished a summer internship at Long Fence Company in Northern Virginia, billing commercial construction companies. I am also on the Virginia Tech track and cross-country teams. I look forwards to bringing on guest speakers and finding fun ways to enhance the club’s experiences. Go Hokies!! 

Public Relations: Leslie Orellana

Hi everyone! My name is Leslie and I am a sophomore double majoring in Real Estate and Building Construction. I will be serving as the Public Relations Officer, this year, and I am excited to learn more about the industry alongside my peers. Last year was a unique year, and as a freshman, the Real Estate Club has given me guidance and a community, and I am eager to do the same for new members! I have interned with Team Ask Gina and Company, a Northern Virginia Real Estate Team, as their Social Media Marketing Intern, for two years. I am also a member of Hokie Ambassadors and the Pamplin Undergraduate Mentor Program. I look forward to meeting everyone soon! 

Industry Coordinator: Marianna Jacobs

Hi! My name is Marianna and I am a rising Junior, double majoring in real estate and property management. In addition to being the Industry Coordinator for the Real Estate Club, I am also the Big Event, Relay for Life, and Walk to End Alzheimer’s chair for my service sorority called Omega Phi Alpha. I am also a part of the Association of Property Management and a campus ministry called New Life Christian fellowship, so please ask about all of my organizations if you are interested! I am a Community Assistant at Hub Blacksburg learning about leasing and property management, and I am also currently pursuing my real estate license so that I have that by graduation. I am looking forward to what is in store for the club this year and I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Secretary: Madison Roach

My name is Madison Roach and I’m a junior double majoring in Finance and Real Estate. I’m order to grow professionally and academically with fellow Hokies, I joined the Real Estate Club as Secretary!! I also proudly serve as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, facility supervisor at McComas Hall, and a PUMP Mentor. There are new changes happening to the Real Estate Club - the officers and I are incredibly excited to learn alongside so many professionals and students!

Are you intersted in being a member of the Real Estate Club?