Jose Lievano

Jose is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Real Estate program at Columbia GSAPP.

He is also an Associate at Drake Real Estate Partners, a real estate investment management firm headquartered in New York, NY that focuses on value-add opportunities across the United States. Drake has invested in over $1.2 billion of real estate across multiple asset classes including industrial, multifamily, senior housing, office, retail, self-storage and hospitality.

Previously, Jose was a Director of Development at Vivienda 2000, a vertically integrated development firm based in Bogota, Colombia. He managed all stages of the development process including land acquisition, entitlement and design, and oversaw the construction of over 1,000 residential units.

Jose graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, and holds a Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

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