Involvement Opportunities

Become a Board Member
Linking Orange County’s academic and professional communities is a critical component of the Center’s outreach mission. Our Advisory Board is the centerpiece of our outreach efforts, providing an important link to the professional community. Members frequently volunteer to serve as guest lecturers, act as mentors and internship advisors, assist in Academic Fellow research working groups, and participate in a variety of other outreach events. We invite you to join the Advisory Board with a financial pledge signaling your interest in contributing to the Center’s continued operation in fulfillment of its educational, research and outreach missions. 

The Mentorship Program supports the Merage School’s action learning approach that exposes students to industry professionals and real-world business scenarios. The Mentorship Program allows real estate students to “shadow” a senior executive as that professional conducts meetings, presentations and strategy sessions. Mentors also provide students with one-on-one career guidance that will help each individual student more quickly master the important aspects of the real estate industry.   

Members of the Advisory Board are frequent contributors at Real Estate Center events and functions. Whether you are interested in participating in one of our popular Breakfast Series discussions or speaking at a less formal research working group, we are interested in what you have to say about real estate. Industry professionals, policymakers and academic researchers are all invited to contact us regarding volunteer speaking opportunities.

Support Us

The John Parker Fellowship Fund was established in 2012 in memory of John Parker, whose generosity, wisdom and presence touched many at UC Irvine. Buchanan Street Partners and Talonvest Capital have contributed to this fund, which will be used to provide scholarships and support various student enrichment and learning activities. To  make a contribution to the fund or to learn about other giving opportunities that support real estate education at UC Irvine, please contact Sharon Nakamura-Brown.

More information:

Center for Real Estate

Sharon Nakamura-Brown
Associate Director

Jeani Pirooz
Program Coordinator

Ed Coulson