Spaulding Award Nomination - MIT Center for Real Estate

Spaulding Award Nomination

The Center for Real Estate and the AACRE are excited to announce the return of the Spaulding Award. Our goal for 2024 is to showcase our community’s achievements with an award ceremony that includes this year’s nominees, past winners, faculty, alumni, and current students. As we seek to reestablish a tradition of recognizing outstanding professional achievements by our alumni, “whose work in the real estate industry has enriched the profession and whose community involvement has been marked by distinguished service or leadership.” Please share your nominees! (See list of past recipients)

How to Enter

  1. Please submit nominee information via this form. You may nominate more than one alum, to do so fill out a new survey. You may also nominate yourself. With your nomination, please include the following:
    • Name of nominee
    • Current organization
    • Contact information for nominee (email, phone, address)
    • A summary of why the nominee should be recognized (< 200 words)
  2. Your participation at the award ceremony this Spring in New York City, scheduled for Saturday May 4, would be greatly appreciated if it’s possible for you to attend.  More information about the specific program will be coming in the new year.


  • Please submit nominations by February 1, 2024
  • Upon receipt of nominee information, The Center for Real Estate and the AACRE will inform each candidate of their nomination with an invitation to attend the Spring event.  
  • The Center will form a selection committee consisting of former Spaulding Awardees, faculty, and staff. 
  • Finalists will be confirmed and are eligible to present at the ceremony on their projects. 
  • The selection committee will formally announce the 2024 winner live at the conclusion of the ceremony’s program.

Looking Forward

We hope this event is the springboard to establish a regular cadence for recognizing and honoring Spaulding Award nominees, with an eye on celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate’s inaugural class in 2025

We look forward to reviewing the nominees with former winners, and hopefully welcoming many alumni back to campus in April.

Organizing Team

Kairos Shen, Executive Director MIT/CRE
Kelly Cameron, Career Development Officer MIT/CRE
Chris Whittier, AACRE Co-President, Class of 2019
Patrick Downey, AACRE Co-President, Class of 2020

Spaulding Award Nomination