November 16, 2015

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Announces Major Gift from Los Angeles Entrepreneur Steven C. Gordon

New Endowment Will Fund Real Estate Education at UCLA

LOS ANGELES, CA, (November. 16, 2015) The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate has announced a major gift from Los Angeles Real Estate Entrepreneur Steven C. Gordon to establish the Steven C. Gordon Real Estate Student Endowment. The student endowment is the result of a $1 million gift from Mr. Gordon.

The Steven C. Gordon Student Endowment will significantly enhance the opportunities available to students at UCLA in the field of real estate. Funds from the endowment will be directed annually to support such activities as curriculum development, real estate case competitions, distinguished speakers series, professional mentoring, career services, and related pedagogical activities.

“Steve’s gift is a real game-changer for the Ziman Center,” said Stuart Gabriel, Director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. “It will provide innovative learning opportunities for some of the nation’s brightest and most promising UCLA students, and it will help to solidify UCLA's place among the very best university-based real estate programs in the world.”

Richard Ziman, Stuart Gabriel, and Steven Gordon look forward to serving greater numbers of real estate students at UCLA.

Mr. Gordon is a globally recognized leader in business and real estate. Mr. Gordon is Chairman and has been a principal owner of Domino Realty Management Company for over thirty years during which time he has been actively involved in the acquisition, development and management of over $1 Billion worth of California real estate consisting of commercial, residential and industrial properties. Prior to 1970, Mr. Gordon attended the University of California, Los Angeles as an economics major.

“I feel privileged to be a part of such a fine institution as the UCLA Ziman Center and enabled to create a program of current student support to grow future supporters of the Ziman Center and UCLA Anderson School,” said Gordon.

About the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA

The mission of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate, a joint center of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law, is to advance thought leadership in the field of real estate by generating influential research, educating the next generation of leaders, and providing meaningful forums for industry professionals and policymakers. Through its various activities and programs, the Center employs an interdisciplinary and global approach to addressing the most critical real estate challenges facing our society today and in the future. For more information about the Center, visit http://www.zimancenter.ucla.edu

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think in the Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

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