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Professor Receives Award from Charlotte Chamber

Victor Chen, assistant professor of international management in the Belk College of Business, has received the 2015 Young Professional (YP) Educator Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals (YPs).

Chen received the YP Educator Award, which recognizes an individual who is a dedicated teacher, professor or administrator who has made a tremendous impact in the educational institution and community in which they serve. Nominees not only contribute to the academic success of their students but help to prepare students for a successful life as productive citizens in society.

At UNC Charlotte, he teaches both undergraduate and M.B.A. international business courses. His M.B.A. teaching adopts an engaged model, in which he advises his students to provide free consulting reports to major international business players in Charlotte. "As an educator in Charlotte’s urban research business school, my core mission is to make positive change in the business community through my teaching and research. My work helps to identify the gap between the knowledge and practice of international business and find solutions to business dilemmas faced every day," Chen said.

Real Estate Symposium Set for April 22

The UNC Charlotte Center for Real Estate and Urban Land Institute Charlotte will host an afternoon symposium on raising private equity capital in today's market, from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 22. The event is open to the Charlotte business community; registration is available online.

"Navigating Private Equity Capital Markets" is co-presented by both organizations at UNC Charlotte Center City and will feature an inside view of how today's capital providers assess real estate investment opportunities and what they see for the future.

Steven Ott, dean of the Belk College of Business will deliver the opening remarks at 1:00 PM, followed by panels on private equity strategies, crowdfunding as a capital option, complexities of capital in public-private partnerships, and Charlotte real estate CEOs discussing future capital market trends.