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.

Kelly Kaine

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '21)

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Chris Nguyen

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '21)

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Colton Pace

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '21)

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Songyi Wang

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '21)

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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, member of the Founding Board of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. Mr. Bren served as president and chairman of KBS Realty Advisors.

 

Program Highlights

 

  • Honorific designation as a Peter Bren Distinguished Fellow
  • A series of group dinners with a relevant high-level Ziman Center industry affiliate
  • Entrepreneurial leadership training, select internship opportunities, and targeted career planning and placement
  • Supplemental education stipend (up to $300 reimbursed) for related events, trainings and memberships
  • A monetary award applied towards tuition
  • Complimentary admission to all UCLA Ziman Center events, including the invitation-only Ziman Center summits, 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) 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

  • Enroll in the UCLA Anderson Peter Bren MBA spring quarter course (MGMT 298D/Eric Sussman) ADVANCED CASES IN REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP and submit final course project to the Ziman Center at the end of the calendar year. **Highly Encouraged**
  • 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 the Bren Family.

Application Process

Academic Year 2020-2021:
» 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?
  • 4 Submit application materials by email to Peter Saephanh at: peter.saephanh@anderson.ucla.edu

May 15, 2020

Application Deadline

May 25, 2020

Decision Notification

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Program Duration

 

Past Fellows

 

2019-2020

 

Jamie Blake

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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Vanessa King

UCLA School of Law (JD '20)

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Austen Mount

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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Anne Sewall

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '20)

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CLOSE

2018-2019

 

Jeffrey Eigenbrood

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '19)

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Daniel Fine

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '19)

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Nick Marino

UCLA Anderson School of Management (MBA '19)

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Mike Polvi

UCLA School of Law (JD '19)

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CLOSE

2017-2018

 
Fellow School Degree
Ryan Buckmaster UCLA Anderson MBA 2018
Laurel Casey UCLA Anderson MBA 2018
Nathan Pitters UCLA Anderson MBA 2018
Katie Cettie Steinberg UCLA Anderson/UCLA Luskin (MBA/MURP '18)
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2016-2017

 
Fellow School Degree
Nora Collins UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
Dan Gates UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
Scotty Weber UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
Darius Wilsey UCLA Anderson MBA 2017
CLOSE

2015-2016

 
Fellow School Degree
Shu-Chi Hsu UCLA Anderson EMBA 2016
Greg James UCLA Anderson MBA 2016
Min Kang UCLA Anderson MBA 2016
Kevin Ruane UCLA Law JD 2016
CLOSE

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
CLOSE

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
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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
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