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USD Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Names New Policy Advisory Board Chairs

The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate welcomes three new committee chairs to its Policy Advisory Board, which is comprised of more than 100 real estate executives who sit on four committees.

Sherm Harmer, president of Urban Housing Partners Inc., will be chair of the Executive Committee. He succeeds John M. Robbins, Jr., managing director and special counsel at Wachovia Securities.

Charlie Abdi, principal at Finest City Realty Advisors, will be chair of the Commercial Real Estate Committee. He succeeds Chris Pascale, senior vice president at CB Richard Ellis, Inc.

Joseph Anfuso, president of Florsheim Homes, will be chair of the Residential Real Estate Committee. He succeeds Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of the EastLake Co.

Louis Masotti, professor emeritus at Northwestern University, remains chair of the Center’s Curriculum and Research Committee. 

Founded in 1993, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach, career and research services to advance socially responsible leadership in the real estate profession. As part of the University’s School of Business Administration, the Center offers a Master of Science in Real Estate degree, an undergraduate minor in real estate, a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, a Certificate in Land Use and Sustainable Community Development and several major industry conferences throughout the year. For more information, visit www.usdrealestate.com.

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Contact:

Liz Harman
eharman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4682