Howard and Irene Levine Fellows

The UCLA Ziman Center is proud to present the Howard and Irene Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, which has been established to augment the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education in the areas of housing affordability, related policy and sustainability at UCLA. Each year, an exclusive group of students will be chosen to serve one-year terms as Levine Distinguished Fellows. Fellows will be selected for their passion for real estate and social responsibility, academic accomplishments, leadership, and service to the real estate program at UCLA.

The Levine Distinguished Fellowships are a core part of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, and are made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. Mr. Levine is a member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

Program Highlights

 
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    Honorific designation as a Levine Distinguished Fellow
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    Assigned mentorship with a Ziman Center board member
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    Social entrepreneurial real estate leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
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    An annual stipend award
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    A private dinner with Howard and Irene Levine
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    Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center board meetings, policy briefings, and industry events
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    Conference registration fee reimbursement (up to $300) for one future non-UCLA affordable housing event or industry forum

Program Requirements

 
 

Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Urban Planning or Public Policy Applicants

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    Students must fulfill one of the following in AY15/16:
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      Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Levine MBA elective course: Affordable Housing Development (MGMT298D--prerequisites: MGMT408 (Core Finance) & MGMT279B (Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged for UCLA Anderson candidates**
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      Propose a relevant independent study or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
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      Provide Levine 2016 Summit support (TBD) and submit a post-summit policy report for public distribution.
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    Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
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    A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

UCLA Law Applicants

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    Students must fulfill one of the following in AY15/16:
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      Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Levine MBA elective course: Affordable Housing Development (MGMT298D--prerequisites: MGMT408 (Core Finance) & MGMT279B (Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged**
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      Enroll (at the discretion of the clinic instructors) in UCLAW Real Estate Transactions Clinic: Affordable Housing and deliver his/her final clinic project or report to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year.
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      Propose a relevant independent study, SAW or coursework-related project and final deliverable.
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      Provide Levine 2016 Summit support (TBD) and submit a post-summit policy report for public distribution.
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    Students must submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project deliverable.
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    A letter of appreciation to Howard and Irene Levine is required at the end of the fellowship.

Application Process

 
 

Academic Year 2015-2016:

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    To apply for the Levine Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the application, which includes the following three parts:
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      Resume
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      Unofficial Transcript
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      Essay (500 word limit)
      Topic:  Discuss your social entrepreneurial real estate vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation in the areas of low-income and/or workforce housing affordability, policy, sustainability and redevelopment. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
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    Application Deadline: May 15th, 2015
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    Decision Notification: Week of June 5th, 2015
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    Program Duration: Academic Year 2015 - 2016

For further information, please contact:

Sarah Mercurio
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
sarah.mercurio@anderson.ucla.edu | (310) 825-3329

Howard and Irene Levine Fellows

2014 - 2015

Valerie Coleman

UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs
MURP 2015

Aaron Ordower

UCLA Luskin School
of Public Affairs
MURP 2015

Neil Doshi

UCLA Anderson
MBA 2015

2013 - 2014
Fellow School Degree
Kristin Niver UCLA Law JD 2014
Austin Rogers UCLA Anderson FEMBA 2014
Jadie Wasilco UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs MURP 2014