The Center for Real Estate at Rutgers Business School Names Michael P. Hedden of FTI Consulting a Founding Member of its Advisory Board
Mr. Hedden to Join Select Group of Renowned Commercial and Residential Real Estate Professionals to Set the Course for the New Progressive Academic Center
New York, New York, July 8, 2015 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that 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, has appointed Michael P. Hedden, a Managing Director in the Real Estate and Infrastructure Solutions practice at FTI Consulting, as a founding member of 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. 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. As a member of the Center’s Advisory Board, Mr. Hedden will serve as a vital conduit of information, knowledge and best practices, fostering productive discussion among students, industry peers, government and academia.
“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,” said 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.”
Mr. Hedden is a certified real estate appraiser in 12 states and has more than 33 years of experience in all aspects of the market analysis and valuation of real property. Specifically, he advises real estate enterprises across the country in the areas of appraisals, highest and best use analysis, and litigation support for the purposes of bankruptcy, financial and tax reporting, property tax assessment, financing, purchase or sale, insurance, fair rental, condemnation and donation. He provides valuation, litigation support and expert testimony services for FTI Consulting clients out of the Real Estate and Infrastructure Solutions group’s New York City office.
Mr. Hedden has significant expert testimony experience and has appeared before the U.S. District Court, Superior Court of New Jersey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, New Jersey State Tax Court, New Jersey Legislature Committee, and various arbitration, condemnation and zoning boards.
As a member of the Appraisal Institute and the Counselors of Real Estate and a distinguished Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Mr. Hedden earned a master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) degree from The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and a B.S. degree in marketing from the University of Bridgeport.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Hedden noted, “Real estate is such a dynamic industry today and bringing together some of the most successful people in this arena who can share their real-world insight and expertise in a learning environment is an invaluable experience. I am honored to have been named to this Advisory Board and look forward to working with fellow Board members and students alike.”
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 FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,400 employees located in 27 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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.