Student Profile - Kosta Ligris
EMBA Class of
Kosta Ligris is the founder, CEO and managing partner of Ligris. and ACES Title Agency. Under his leadership, Ligris. has grown to become one of the largest residential conveyancing and transactional firms in Massachusetts. Kosta and his team represent buyers, sellers, lenders and developers in the acquisition, sale, financing and development of residential and commercial real estate. He also serves in a general counsel capacity for investors and developers, and he has advised banks, lenders and real estate firms regarding regulatory compliance with state and federal laws and regulations involving residential transactions and lending. ACES Title Agency provides tailored settlement and title services and has expanded is operations under Kosta’s leadership throughout New England, New York and Florida. At both firms, Kosta develops systems, protocols and technology to create greater efficiency, security, and compliance oversight in the real estate and title/settlement industry. In addition, Kosta has served for almost a decade on the Benefactor Committee for the annual TomorrowNite Gala, benefiting the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as several committees at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Why This Program?
A growing part of my business involves developing software and systems to make real estate transactions more efficient with a focus on automation and cybersecurity. I wanted an MBA to gain the business knowledge and tools necessary to bring innovation and disruption to what has been a very archaic industry. I came to MIT’s EMBA Program for the diversity of the cohort. I’m not a formally trained tech person, but I wanted to be surrounded by people who work with technology in other fast-changing industries like biotech, healthcare, and financial services. I wanted to learn from students in other fields who think differently and innovatively. MIT and Kendall Square’s ecosystem is the place to be. I also was impressed by MIT Sloan students’ humbleness and approachability. This is a program where my strengths would be recognized and my knowledge gaps filled in a collaborative way.