Real Estate and Construction

Saint Joseph’s graduates who have pursued careers in real estate and construction are making connections within their  professional chapter. The chapter hosts several events each year to connect alumni professionally and personally, with the University and with current students interested in careers in our industry. Our objectives are to:
  • provide SJU alumni with opportunities to network with peers in the real estate and construction industry
  • acknowledge those who have demonstrated the highest professional standards and practices through careers of remarkable success or projects of renown 
  • work with the University administration, specifically the Haub School of Business, to create industry-specific educational opportunities for both undergraduates and alumni

Events & Awards

The chapter plans and hosts several events throughout the year. Past events included industry panels,  networking events, and SJU basketball game watches and pregame receptions.  The chapter also hosts their annual Christmas Luncheon where they award the Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. Leader of the Year Award to a leader in the field who has shown outstanding loyalty, dedication, and service to the University.  Alumni also are encouraged to participate in signature SJU events like HawkFest.

Get involved

Alumni can become an alumni advisor, get involved as a chapter volunteer and help the group grow chapters by inviting former classmates to attend events and connect. The Chapter has also established a Real Estate Fund to support the activities of the chapter including faculty and academic development, student support, and alumni and campus engagement. Support the Real Estate Fund by indicating Real Estate Fund on this form or contact Maura Slatowski for more information.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations | 610-660-2300 |

Join the Chapter


Advisory Board

Anthony Nichols,Sr. ’67
Dennis Durkin ’74 Co- Chair
Joseph F. Kessler, Esq. ’79 Co-Chair
Kathie Carr ’77
George Alburger ’68
Brian Campbell ’80
Elizabeth Convery ’05
Pete Davisson '63

Adam Duffy '04
Caitlin English'16
James Galbally '06

Patrick Gallagher '03

Michael Hare '83

Brenton Hutchinson '06
Paul Leis '73

Corey Lonberger ’01
Raelene McCarthy '99

John McManus '70

John Morrissey '80
Brian Murphy '78

Denise Viola-Monahan '85

Real Estate & Construction News

Celebrating 10 years, Countless Opportunities
The Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter recognizes one of its founders, Joseph F. Kessler, Esq., ’79, with the Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. Leader of the Year Award, as it celebrates its 10th year.

Joseph F. Kessler, Esq., ’79 to Receive Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter’s Lannon Award
One of the founders of the Real Estate and Construction Alumni Chapter, Kessler is active in the University community as a trustee, guest lecturer and career resource for students. Register>
Closing the Deal on a New Course of Study

Anthony Nichols Sr. ’67, Joseph Kessler, Esq. ’79, and Dennis Durkin ’74 are the driving forces behind the mentoring, networking and, within the last few years, creation of industry-specific courses that are central to the mission of the Alumni Association’s Real Estate and Construction Chapter.