Policy Advisory Board

With more than 110 real estate executives on the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate's Policy Advisory Board, the Center has a multi-disciplinary cadre of industry professionals overseeing its programs, activities and direction. The Policy Advisory Board consists of four committees:

The Executive Committee is comprised of senior business and real estate executives who provide oversight of the strategic direction of the Center. Members provide financial support, assist in fundraising, and oversee the Center's budget. Executive Committee members represent both commercial and residential real estate interests. They work with students, faculty, the University's administrators, and other PAB committees to advance the Center's vision of being a world-class real estate center and mission of educating the real estate industry's leaders of today and tomorrow, excelling at industry outreach, conducting important research and providing extraordinary career opportunities for its graduates.

The Commercial Real Estate Committee supports all aspects of commercial real estate for the benefit of the Center and the University of San Diego. Members meet three times per year and offer their expertise in support of conferences, guide the Center's Continuing Education Certificate Program and speak in classes. They keep Center faculty and staff apprised of industry trends and critical issues and both strengthen and expand the relationships of the Center with the commercial real estate industry. The committee has been instrumental in assisting the Center with internship and career opportunities for students, in addition to being actively involved in the mentorship and job shadowing programs the Center offers its students.

The Residential Real Estate Committee provides guidance and support on all aspects of residential real estate for the benefit of the Center and the University of San Diego. Members offer their expertise in support of conferences, generate applied research ideas, speak in classes and host students in on-site visits. They also keep Center faculty and staff apprised of industry trends and critical issues while broadening and strengthening the relationships of the Center with the residential real estate industry locally and nationally. Members also work cooperatively with other PAB committees to enhance the career placement opportunities available to USD's real estate students and alumni.

The Young Entrepreneurs Council was established to harness the energy, enthusiasm and ideas of the next generation of real estate leaders. Members are encouraged to participate in classroom speaking engagements, Real Estate Society meetings and serve as mentors and career counselors for students. The Council helps recruit MSRE candidates and promotes continuing education and Center activities to their individual firms. Members also work cooperatively with other PAB committees to enhance the career opportunities available to USD's real estate students and alumni.