Emerick Corsi Honored as Outstanding BGSU Alumnus

Each spring Bowling Green State University honors a representative from each of the University’s seven colleges who has personified the University’s tradition as an institution of excellence and have provided exceptional leadership and innovation in their profession. These alumni are honored through the presentation of the College Alumni Award.

This year’s honoree from the College of Business is Emerick Corsi, Jr., ’72, who graduated with a degree in advertising.

Emerick brings a deep knowledge of business and understanding to all related functions of developing shopping centers, town centers, power centers and mixed-use developments. He has been with Forest City Enterprises for over 35 years dividing his time between leasing, asset management, development, and 3rd party business, always in a position of leadership. Emerick is currently President of Forest City Real Estate Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for directing and leading all company real estate services activities in the United States, including all department store and big box relationships for development and redevelopment of all retail projects.

Emerick has overseen the development and construction of over 13 million square feet of shopping centers throughout the United States. He has been directly involved with all of the centers developed by Forest City from New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA, and Florida. He has a deep knowledge of the business throughout the country.

Emerick is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute, has taught at the ICSC Executive Learning Series level, is a former member of the ICSC's CenterBuild Advisory Board, and served on the Advisory Board of Central Michigan's Undergraduate Real Estate Program. Emerick holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, and a Master of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.​

This University award is given by the BGSU Alumni Association at the awards program on March 29 at the Mileti Alumni Center.