The Ziman Center sponsors an array of courses, activities, academic awards and fellowships for students who wish to pursue careers in real estate. In addition to real estate-related courses which cover a broad range of topics, from entrepreneurial real estate development to real estate securitization, the Center also supports a broad range of programs that enrich learning and foster development.
Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA)
The Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) is a graduate student real estate club. Club membership has increased steadily in recent years as student interest in real estate has grown. The group organizes a real estate career night, networking events and a speaker series. For more information, visit AREA's website (www.uclaarea.org).
Real Estate Law Association (RELA)
The Real Estate Law Association (RELA) is the law student real estate club. Since its formation in 2010, the club has launched a speaker series, mentor program and has an enthusiastic leadership in place to manage their growing membership. The group has experienced tremendous growth and works in tandem with the Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) to coordinate joint programming and events. For more information, visit RELA's website (www.uclarela.org/). Please contact the Ziman Center if you would like to become more involved with RELA.
Bruin Real Estate Association (BREA)
The Bruin Real Estate Association (BREA) offers a vast number of educational opportunities, career networking events, and character development experiences for UCLA undergraduate students with the passion to pursue a future in the field of real estate. BREA works closely with the Ziman Center to organize opportunities for association members to intermingle and gain knowledge from well-known industry leaders. For more information, visit BREA's website (www.breala.org/).
UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG)
The UCLA Ziman Real Estate Alumni Group (REAG) is a UCLA support group open to alumni and friends of the University of California, Los Angeles, who are employed in or affiliated with the commercial real estate industry. UCLA Ziman REAG provides quality programming and networking to the Bruin real estate community and aims to keep alumni and friends involved with UCLA and the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. UCLA Ziman REAG has established a dynamic and enthusiastic membership and board of directors who work to create valuable events to connect alumni to each other and to the real estate industry at large. With branches of UCLA Ziman REAG in Los Angeles, Northern California and Orange County, the group is focused on linking Bruins together and growing to incorporate alumni & friends around the country. For more information, visit REAG's website (www.uclareag.org/).
Real Estate Industry Night
Sponsored by the Ziman Center and organized by students, AREA's Real Estate Industry Night is a well-attended annual event. Typically over 100 companies participate. These companies have included AEW Capital Management, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Arden Realty, Buchanan Street Partners, CB Richard Ellis, Colony Capital, Cushman & Wakefield, Douglas Emmett, George Smith Partners, Grubb & Ellis, Jones Lang Lasalle, JP Morgan Mortgage Capital, KB Homes, KBS Realty, Keybank Real Estate Capital, Metlife, Resmark Equity Partners, TA Associates, The Olson Company, Trammell Crow, Wells Fargo, and Westfield America.
Careers & Internships
Working in collaboration with UCLA Anderson's Parker Career Management Center and the Anderson Student Real Estate Association (AREA), the Center provides assistance to students seeking full-time positions and internships in the real estate industry.
Ziman Center Real Estate Mentor Program
The Ziman Center has developed a real estate mentor program designed to meet the needs of students and busy professionals. The program allows real estate professionals to share their work experience, offer career advice, interface with students, and participate in Ziman Center activities.
Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows in Entrepreneurial Real Estate
The UCLA Ziman Center is proud to present the Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows in Entrepreneurial Real Estate Program. The Peter Bren Distinguished Fellows Program has been established to augment the training of the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing real estate education at UCLA. Each year, a select few of the top real estate 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 accomplishment, leadership, and service to the real estate program at UCLA.
John S. Long Outstanding Student in Real Estate Award
The John S. Long Outstanding Student in Real Estate Award recognizes the UCLA Anderson MBA candidate in each graduating class who has demonstrated and exercised the qualities required to become an influential leader in the industry. The award is not based purely on academic performance or industry involvement, but on the student's commitment and contribution to the strength and the reputation of the UCLA Real Estate Program at Anderson and throughout the University. The Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) will submit nominations to the Ziman Center selection committee in the spring quarter. The award recipient will be recognized by the committee, as well as his or her peers, as someone whose Anderson career has been distinguished by action, commitment, and the pursuit of excellence, both in individual endeavors and on behalf of the Anderson Real Estate Program.
This prestigious award is named for John S. Long, President & CEO of Highridge Partners, Inc., and Founding Chairman of the Ziman Center Board. In 2000, Mr. Long was the driving force behind the establishment of the school's Ziman Center for Real Estate. The John S. Long award was created in 2009 to recognize his tremendous contributions to the University and its real estate program, and to cultivate within students that rare brand of active, principled leadership that John embodies.
CREW-LA Chris Adams Fellowship
The Commercial Real Estate Women-Los Angeles (CREW-LA) Chris Adams Fellowship is awarded annually by the UCLA Anderson School of Management Financial Aid Office to a student in good academic standing in the full-time MBA program with academic studies focused in the Ziman Center for Real Estate. The fellowship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated leadership experience and articulated a meaningful interest in pursuing a career path in real estate. The student will be focused on achieving a significant leadership role within the broader real estate industry in the United States. Preference will be given to a deserving female candidate to encourage more women to pursue leadership positions in the real estate industry. This endowment will also provide for a one-year, complimentary membership in CREW-LA and periodic mentorship meetings with senior members of CREW-LA during that year.
Tracy Family Real Estate Fellowship
The Tracy Family Real Estate Fellowship is awarded annually by the UCLA Anderson School of Management Financial Aid Office to a second year Anderson student in the full-time MBA program. The award is based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated leadership. Priority is given to a student whose career goal resides within the multi-disciplinary field of real estate.
Richard S. Ziman Fellowship
The Richard S. Ziman Fellowship is awarded annually by the UCLA Anderson School of Management Financial Aid Office to support an MBA student, Ph.D. candidate or post-doctoral fellowship with a preference in the study of real estate. The award is based on academic merit, financial need and demonstrated leadership. This prestigious award is named for Richard S. Ziman, Chairman of AVP Advisors, and the Founding Board Member for the Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Distinguished Speaker Series
The Ziman Center Distinguished Speaker Series provides an opportunity for students to listen to distinguished speakers from the real estate industry. Sessions take place during evenings throughout the year.
Howard J. Levine Distinguished Lecture on Business Ethics
The Howard J. Levine Distinguished Lecture on Business Ethics is a lecture series presented annually by the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. The series brings the most distinguished scholars and business practitioners to UCLA for lectures that enlighten and engage students on the concepts of business ethics and how to apply them in real-world settings. The series is made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine. Howard Levine is a member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Dinner for Eight
The Ziman Center's "Dinner for Eight" provides an opportunity for eight students to privately dine with and learn from distinguished leaders from the real estate industry.
UCLA - USC NAIOP Challenge
Each year, the Southern California Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) organizes a student competition between the UCLA and USC business schools. Each five-person team is asked to determine the best use for an existing real estate project. Teams compete for the prestigious "Silver Shovel" award.
UT Austin Real Estate Finance Challenge
Each year, UCLA Anderson is invited to compete in the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Real Estate Challenge. This is a case-based competition where teams from top business schools make a 20-minute presentation to a panel of judges from Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and Bank of America Securities. The Ziman Center sponsors this annual event by paying for the team's entry fee and travel expenses.
UNC Real Estate Challenge
Each year, UCLA Anderson is invited to compete in the University of North Carolina's Real Estate Challenge. This is a case-based competition where teams from top business schools have a short amount of time to work on a real estate case. The Ziman Center sponsors this annual event by paying for the team's entry fee and travel expenses.
Applied Management Research Program (Management Field Study)
The Applied Management Research (AMR) field study program is a two-quarter project that allows teams of second-year UCLA Anderson MBA students to conduct strategic consulting assignments with businesses and corporations.
Ziman Center Executive Programs
In the fall of 2011, the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate launched a new executive education program in partnership with the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (UAI) in Chile. Together with UCLA Anderson's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Ziman Center hosted 25 senior level Chilean real estate professionals for a four-day seminar titled, "Innovative Strategies in Real Estate and Investments." The program is designed to introduce the participants to global real estate investment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. UCLA Ziman Center faculty and prominent practitioners will serve as the instructors. The program will address a wide range of topics, from green development to sourcing capital. The program will also include visits to several prominent real estate development projects in Los Angeles. This program is an extension of UCLA Anderson's broader partnership with UAI, which recently announced a new UCLA-UAI Global Executive MBA for the Americas.