The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate seeks to advance thought leadership in the field of real estate by generating influential research, educating the next generation of business leaders and social entrepreneurs, and providing meaningful forums for industry professionals and policymakers. Through its various activities and programs, the Center employs a multidisciplinary and global approach to addressing the most critical real estate challenges facing our society today and in the future.
The Ziman Center, a joint center of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law, was formed in 2001 with a directive to create and steward UCLA's activities surrounding the topic of real estate. The Center has three overarching characteristics:
- It is firmly grounded in the research and teaching missions of UCLA Anderson, UCLA School of Law and UCLA as a whole;
- It draws upon faculty and departments throughout UCLA, including management, economics, law, public policy, urban planning, engineering, architecture, and geography to fulfill its goals; and
- It is tightly coupled to the real estate community it was established to serve, with a special emphasis on California and the Center's growing global mandate.