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Fernanda Sánchez Attolini wins inaugural real estate scholarship

Graduate student awarded first Scholarship for Real Estate Excellence from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the MIT Center for Real Estate
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MIT graduate student Fernanda Sánchez Attolini
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Fernanda Sánchez Attolini, a graduate student from Mexico City and rising professional in the real estate industry, has received the inaugural Scholarship for Real Estate Excellence established by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) New England Chapter, Inc. and the MIT Center for Real Estate (CRE).

The $5,000 scholarship recognizes a CRE student who demonstrates excellence and possesses attributes consistent with SIOR’s mission to promote and support initiatives that expand, educate, and enhance the commercial real estate community. SIOR is a professional affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

“It is important to recognize the next generation of real estate professionals like Fernanda,” said Don Mancini, president of SIOR New England Chapter, Inc. “I was proud to collaborate with the MIT Center for Real Estate to present her with this award, and am confident that she will continue to serve as a committed and thoughtful leader throughout her career.”

Sánchez Attolini is pursuing a master of science in real estate development (MSRED) degree at MIT's Center for Real Estate. After earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico Norte), she worked for five years at the global real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) in Mexico City. As part of JLL’s Resort Advisory and Development Group, among other projects, Sánchez Attolini was key in funding and closing the first development project of JLL México, Las Marietas Punta Mita, a $160 million project comprised of 84 luxury residential units in the Punta Mita Resort in Nayarit, Mexico.

“I am honored to be the recipient of the inaugural Scholarship for Real Estate Excellence, and I am really thankful to SIOR New England and the MIT Center for Real Estate for this recognition,” Sánchez Attolini said. “Real estate has been my passion ever since I can remember, and this award reinforces my commitment to the field and encourages me to continue pursuing my professional goals.”

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