Newark, New Jersey, Feb. 10, 2016 — The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School, a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Sica, Founder and President of Circle Squared Alternative Investments to its Advisory Board.

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School is predicated on its ability to bring together the real estate industry’s brightest and most influential executives to interact with students and set the academic course for the Center. Advisory Board members were carefully selected and represent a diverse group of leaders in a variety of fields related to the real estate industry. As a member of the Center’s Advisory Board, Sica will serve as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia. Members of the Advisory Board share a common goal of fostering productive discussion in order to advance the study of real estate and to meet the evolving needs of a diverse student population by providing real-world experiences and collegial access to the top minds in real estate.

“Jeff’s brings a unique understanding of the value of real estate in today’s global economy to the advisory board,” said James E. Hanson II, Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “His ability to connect the right people and orchestrate deals coupled with his extensive investment background make him an asset to both our members and an excellent resource for students.”

“When I founded Circle Squared one of the ways we intended to distinguish ourselves was to educate registered and family investment advisors about the importance of diversifying portfolios through alternative investments as well as to make these investments available to them through reputable partners,” said Sica. “Over the past few years we have been working as a special investment advisor to The Hampshire Companies and have been involved in every facet of the planning and due diligence phases of the real estate development projects in which we are responsible for maximizing investments. Our unique position as a company rooted in wealth management and investor relations with a deep understanding of the commercial real estate market enabled us to bring something fresh and unique to an incredibly well established and diverse advisory board.”

“We rely on our Advisory Board members to bring practical and real world knowledge and experiences from every sector of our industry into our Center with the goal of providing the most advanced and innovative curriculum and the most important and timely research available for real estate,” added Morris A. Davis, the Paul V. Profeta Chair and Academic Director of the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School. “The consolidation and dissemination of this knowledge will serve as a focal point for addressing New Jersey’s, and subsequently the country’s, difficult and complex business and real estate issues, and will inspire the next generation of real estate leaders.”

To stay connected with Circle Squared Alternative Investments and to learn more about alternative investments in real estate please visit www.circlesquaredalts.com or follow Circle Squared on Twitter (@CSQalts) and on LinkedIn at (ww.linkedin.com/company/circle-squared-alternative-investments).

To learn more about the Advisory Board for the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School please visit www.business.rutgers.edu/cres. Stay connected by following the Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School on Twitter at: @RutgersCRE or like and follow the Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RutgersBusinessCRE.

About The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School

The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School was established in 2014 as a rising academic program positioned to transform and inspire the next generation of real estate leaders. The Center’s Advisory Board is comprised of the most knowledgeable and successful real estate professionals, in both academic study and in real world practice, and is dedicated to creating and cultivating a collaborative community of industry thought leaders. The Center for Real Estate is establishing and pioneering cross-disciplinary programs around two fundamental real estate challenges – supply chain/industrial real estate and public policy/urban redevelopment – in collaboration with established and renowned Centers already in place at Rutgers University.

About Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, founded 1766. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as satellite locations in Jersey City, Madison, and Singapore. Rutgers has been recognized as providing one of the best return-on-investments in the country for undergraduate students in both Newark (Washington Monthly) and New Brunswick (The Economist). Rutgers MBA program is ranked #7 for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation and it was ranked the #39 Part-Time MBA program nationwide according to U.S. News & World Report. The Rutgers Executive MBA program is also highly ranked globally by the Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and Wall Street Journal. Established in 1929 and accredited continuously since 1941 by AACSB International, Rutgers Business School is supported by a network of more than 40,000 alumni.

About Circle Squared Alternative Investments

Circle Squared Alternative Investments is a firm devoted to providing independent financial advisors with access to a range of innovative alternative investments previously available only to institutions and ultra-high net-worth investors. The suite of investment products will include real estate, private equity, private credit, natural resources, private placement offerings, entertainment and media. In addition, the firm’s team will serve as coaches and mentors to advisors, helping them to better understand and communicate to their clients the role and advantages of alternative investments in a portfolio. For more information about Circle Squared, visit www.circlesquaredalts.com.

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