My name is Maurits Paauwe and I will take up the Marketing board position next year. “Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and give us a thumbs up!” My interest in real estate and spatial planning actually started with playing the computer game Simcity for hours as a child. I’ve always had a huge interest in cities and maps. And how interesting would it be to be able to contribute to how we organize the cities around us? Social Geography and Planning at Utrecht University seemed like a logical study that suited these interests. After another master in Planning at UU, I wanted to learn more about the business side of spatial planning, after which Real Estate Studies in Groningen turned out to be an excellent choice. I moved to Groningen in February 2019 and started this master. I was very surprised by what a nice city Groningen is and in my spare time I play theater at the Groninger Studenten Toneel. For the Real Estate Club Groningen I have been able to organize the Young Talent Event with great pleasure last year. During the event I could see how fun and educational it is to organize real estate-related events for students. I look forward to bringing more students with an interest in real estate into contact with leading companies in the real estate world in the coming board year. The Real Estate Club is a young association and we are celebrating our first lustrum this year. This gives me extra motivation to make this year an even more successful year. That’s real estate!