$1.25 million by Peter Bren will create advanced MBA course and Bren Fellows program
LOS ANGELES - Peter Bren, a nationally recognized leader in the real estate and investment advisory industries, has pledged a gift of $1.25 million to the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, a joint center of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA School of Law. The gift will be used to establish the Peter Bren Initiative for Real Estate Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA. The Initiative will create an advanced case studies course focused on entrepreneurial real estate as a capstone to the MBA real estate concentration and the prestigious Bren Fellows program.
Reflecting Bren's unique entrepreneurial path, the gift will also establish the Bren Fellows program, providing financial support and specialized mentorship for the top graduate students in real estate across all disciplines at UCLA.
"Peter, through his many accomplishments, has always been a role model to the real estate world," said Judy Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "He is now creating a legacy that will benefit young entrepreneurs as they launch their careers and have the opportunity to learn first-hand from trail-blazing leaders."
"In multiple ways, Peter's gift is a real game-changer for the Ziman Center," said Stuart Gabriel, Director of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate. "It provides a unique learning opportunity for some of the nation's brightest and most promising MBA students, it introduces them to very successful real estate entrepreneurs, and it helps solidify UCLA's position among the top university-based real estate programs in the world."