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.

The Peter Bren Fellowships are part of the Peter Bren Real Estate Entrepreneurship Studies Initiative, and are made possible by a generous gift from Peter M. Bren. Mr. Bren is the Chairman and President of KBS Realty Advisors, and 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 Peter Bren Distinguished Fellow
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    Assigned mentorship with a relevant high-level Ziman Center industry affiliate
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    Entrepreneurial 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 Peter Bren, benefactor and chairman of KBS Realty
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    Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center summits, policy briefings, and industry events
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    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) course
 

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.

 

Program Requirements

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    Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Bren MBA Spring 2017 course: Advanced Cases in Real Estate Entrepreneurship (MGMT-298D), and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged**
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    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.
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    A letter of appreciation to Mr. Peter Bren.

Application Process

 
 

Academic Year 2016-2017:

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    To apply for the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the online 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 real estate entrepreneurial vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for innovation. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
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      Submit application materials by email to Theresa Cisneros at: theresa.cisneros@anderson.ucla.edu
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    Application Deadline: July 5th, 2016
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    Decision Notification: Week of July 13th, 2016
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    Program Duration: Academic Year 2016 - 2017

For further information, please contact:

Theresa Cisneros
Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
theresa.cisneros@anderson.ucla.edu | (310) 825-3329

Peter Bren Fellows

2015 - 2016

Shu-Chi Hsu

UCLA Anderson
EMBA 2016

Shu-Chi Hsu

Greg James

UCLA Anderson
MBA 2016

Greg James

Min Kang

UCLA Anderson
MBA 2016

Min Kang

Kevin Ruane

UCLA Law
JD 2016

Kevin Ruane
2014 - 2015
Fellow School Degree
Jack Agresta UCLA Anderson MBA 2015
Patrick Devitt UCLA Anderson MBA 2015
Jake Richardson UCLA Anderson/Law MBA/JD 2015
2013 - 2014
Fellow School Degree
Beth Brody UCLA Anderson FEMBA 2014
Matthew Heidt UCLA Anderson EMBA 2014
Bradley Pearson UCLA Anderson MBA 2014
Steven Serna UCLA Law JD 2014
2012 - 2013
Fellow School Degree
Christopher Brandt UCLA Anderson MBA 2013
Brandt Hollander UCLA Law JD 2013
Julien Hoisington UCLA Anderson MBA 2013
Brad Pennington UCLA Anderson MBA 2013
Sean Sullivan UCLA Anderson MBA 2013