Shari Colburn is the Vice President for Real Estate. Overseeing all aspects of the University's real estate interests, she manages a portfolio which encompasses the Morningside Heights area, the Columbia University Medical Center and Manhattanville as well as University-owned and leased space in the greater New York area. Shari's team manages all real estate acquisitions for the University as well as dispositions of donated gifts of property. Real Estate is also responsible for lease management, negotiation and ongoing relationships where the University is a commercial landlord or tenant.
Prior to joining the University in 2003, Shari served as Assistant Vice President for Waterfront Assets at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where she managed and developed a diverse City-wide real estate portfolio, specializing in waterfront properties, ferry operations and shipping and rail terminals. Shari holds a BA in Community Studies from UCSC and an MBA from Columbia University.