NAIOP SoCal started the year with an amazing honor from The Center for Real Estate at the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. The Chapter was presented with the Center’s inaugural Educational Partner Award for its 15 years of supporting commercial real estate education. This Orange County based institution continues to grow in stature, rising in the Financial Times’ 2019 rankings of top MBA programs to No. 8 among public universities in the United States.
Since its initial commitment in 2004 as a founding sponsor of the Center, NAIOP SoCal’s 15-year cumulative giving total has exceeded $100,000. Of this amount, NAIOP has teamed up with the Center for Real Estate to award $75,000 in scholarships to deserving industry leadership candidates, helping to launch a number of highly successful careers.
The fellowship uniquely combines the candidate’s learning experience with the opportunity to attend NAIOP SoCal board meetings and interface with industry leaders. Recipients are awarded $7,500 to propel their education.