The Center for Real Estate    

Kerry Vandell, Andy Policano, Paul MerageThe Center for Real Estate exists within a professional school and a university that considers Orange County – and indeed the world – to be an extension of the borders of the campus.  Thus, one major component of the Center’s mission is its outreach efforts to the professional community, government institutions, and the public at-large. 

At the heart of the Center’s outreach efforts is the Advisory Board.  Members of the Advisory Board are top industry leaders representing all segments of the real estate professional community in Southern California. 

The Center organizes and sponsors numerous outreach events for students, faculty and members of the real estate professional community including:

  • The tri-annual Breakfast Series
  • The annual Real Estate Gala
  • Guest Speaker Presentations
  • Policy Forums

The formation of the UC Irvine Real Estate Alumni Network is another important project that the Center has undertaken in furtherance of its outreach mission.  The Alumni Network links UC Irvine graduates currently working in the real estate industry and members of the academic community with current students who are interested in pursuing careers in the field. 

Celina Doka“KPMG is proud to be a charter member of the Center for Real Estate because of the quality of education it provides to its students and its unique positioning in the vibrant Orange County / Southern California region.”

- Celine Doka, Partner, KPMG / Chair Emeritus, Center for Real Estate Advisory Board