Orange County’s unique tradition of large-scale, master-planned urban development projects have characterized our region for almost half a century. Today, the challenges presented by advances in technology, environmental change, capital and infrastructure needs, housing affordability, diversity and globalization only serve to make the case stronger.
The Center for Real Estate at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business continues to make positive contributions in its missions of education, academic research and meaningful industry outreach to the academic and professional business communities. Professional and student educational programs serve as an important cornerstone of the center’s growth and vitality. Our faculty, students and affiliated professionals share a common interest in furthering understanding of the ways in which we can harness knowledge to create a sustainable urban future. Concerned with the success of the enterprise, the industry, and the “deal,” we consider it imperative to succeed and grow in a manner that is sustainable and in the context of longer-run and broader societal objectives as well as short-term profitability goals. We recognize that technology and innovation are important drivers of change and must be central elements in real estate decision-making.
The Center is also an integral and indispensable component of the program in Real Estate and Urban Development at UCI.
- Matthew Mousavi, Directory, Investment Advisory Group, SRS Real Estate Partners
In January, the Center for Real Estate held a breakfast series event titled, “From Warehouse and Distribution to Logistics and E-commerce: Are You Ready for the Evolution?” Presentations explored the evolution of warehouses and distribution centers into e-commerce fulfillment centers and the impact on industrial building design and utilization.
NAIOP SoCal, the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, and the Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business have awarded Camielle Compton Chou, FEMBA ’20, senior management analyst at the Santa Ana Homeownership Center (SAHOC), the prestigious NAIOP SoCal-CRE Fellowship.
In line with its commitment to social good and innovation towards the UN's 17 SDGs, IBM has launched Watson for Social Good to help organizations leverage AI for the betterment of the world.
The Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business has moved up 10 spots to rank 32nd among the nation’s Top MBA Programs, 19th among public universities and fourth in California in the 2019 Best Business Schools rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The Merage School’s Full Time MBA program climbed two spots, coming in at 42nd nationally.