In addition to supporting a broad range of real estate-related courses, the Ziman Center also sponsors a wide array of student organizations, programs and activities to augment the training and development of students who wish to pursue careers in real estate.


Anderson Real
Estate Association

The Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA) is a graduate student real estate club. Membership has increased steadily in recent years as interest in real estate has grown. The club organizes a real estate career night, networking events and a speaker series.

Real Estate
Law Association

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 and mentor program, and has an enthusiastic leadership in place to manage its growing membership.

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Bruin Real
Estate Association

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.

Ways to Get Involved


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 national and local real estate industry.

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.

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 lunchtimes and evenings throughout the academic calendar year.

Real Estate 101 Series Workshops

The "Real Estate 101" sessions are designed to be educational opportunities for current students and are often conducted by second-year students and/or recent alumni working in the real estate industry. Educational presentation topics in the past have included real estate financial modeling and ARGUS training, urban in-fill development, land acquisition, the role of private equity financing and purchasing a home.

Days on the Job

Days on the Job (DOJ) events bring students to the offices of a local real estate company to visit with employees and learn more about the employer and the industry in general. These student-organized events offer a more intimate opportunity to meet real estate executives and demonstrate an interest in a particular employer.

Site Visits

Site visits are organized during the calendar year to expose students to the construction process. In past years, students have toured commercial developments such as the Staples Center and residential developments such as the Hollywood & Vine project with the companies responsible for developing or financing the sites.

Real Estate Challenges & Case Competitions

Each year, UCLA Anderson students are invited to compete in many local and national real estate case competitions, such as the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business Real Estate Challenge, the UNC Real Estate Development Challenge, and the MIT Real Estate CASE Competition, among others. The Ziman Center sponsors many of these annual events by paying for the team's entry fee and travel expenses.

Build a Career

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.
RELA Investiture The Ziman Center sponsors the annual Real Estate Law Association Investiture event to celebrate the accomplishments of the RELA Board, to welcome the incoming RELA Board and to honor a distinguished UCLA Law School industry alumnus/alumna for his/her contributions and commitment to RELA.
Careers & Internships Working in collaboration with UCLA Anderson's Parker Career Management Center and the UCLA Anderson Student Real Estate Association (AREA), the Center provides assistance to students seeking full-time positions and internships in the real estate industry.
Real Estate Lunches Real estate lunches are one of the regular on-campus recruiting programs sponsored by the Career Management Center, in coordination with AREA. Lunch presentations consist of a noontime presentation made by the host company, followed by a question-and-answer session. The presentations offer students an opportunity to learn firsthand about different careers in the 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.
Alumni Networking Mixers Alumni networking events offer students opportunities to network with UCLA alumni professionals who are presently working in the real estate field.