ZC Bren Fellows 2013, Classroom

Peter Bren Fellows in Entrepreneurial Real Estate


The UCLA Ziman Center is proud to present the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows in Entrepreneurial Real Estate Program. The Bren Fellows Program has been established to augment the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education at UCLA. Each year, an exclusive group of students will be chosen to serve one-year terms as Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows. Fellows will be selected for their entrepreneurial spirit, passion for real estate, academic accomplishments, leadership, and service to the real estate program at UCLA.

2013-2014 Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows:

Beth Brody Beth Brody
UCLA Anderson, FEMBA 2014
Bradley Pearson Bradley Pearson
UCLA Anderson, MBA 2014
Matthew Heidt Matthew Heidt
UCLA Anderson, EMBA 2014
Steven Serna_2 Steven Serna
UCLA School of Law, JD 2014



For a list of past recipients, see Peter Bren Fellows 2012-2013.

Program Highlights:

  • Honorific designation as a Peter Bren Distinguished Fellow
  • An annual stipend award
  • Assigned mentorship with a Ziman Center board member
  • Entrepreneurial leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
  • A private dinner with Peter Bren, benefactor and chairman of KBS Realty
  • Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center board meetings, policy briefings, and industry events
  • The opportunity to work with UCLA faculty and industry vanguards in the development of future case studies for the Advanced Cases in Real Estate Entrepreneurship (MGMT298D-10) course

Program Requirements:

  • Entrepreneurial real estate capstone project due at the end of spring quarter/semester. In preparation, Fellows are required to submit a one-page proposal outlining the scope and direction of the intended project.
  • A letter of appreciation to Mr. Peter Bren.

Application Guidelines:

  • The program is open to any UCLA Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA student or UCLA Law student who is entering the last year of his or her respective Anderson/Law graduate studies program. Students must display academic excellence and possess an active interest in real estate entrepreneurship.

Application Process for Academic Year 2014-2015:

  • To apply for the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the online application, which includes the following three parts:

(1) Resume
(2) Unofficial Transcript
(3) Essay (500 word limit)

Topic:  Discuss your real estate entrepreneurial vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?

  • Application Deadline: May 19th, 2014
  • Decision Notification: Week of June 2nd, 2014
  • Program Duration: Academic Year 2014 - 2015

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