Campaign for Student Success

"Best Real Estate College in the U.S."

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In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of San Diego #11 in its category "Best Undergraduate Real Estate Programs." In 2020, 2019 and 2018, College Factual ranked USD #1 in its category "Best Real Estate Colleges in the U.S." We are elated and grateful for the recognition. However, it is no time to “rest on our laurels.” 

We recognize that program quality and a growing student population cannot be sustained without strengthening the key component of our foundation for our successour endowment.  Therefore, the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has launched the "Campaign for Student Success" to raise $10 million in new endowment funds.

It is critical that we move forwardand there is no better time than the present momentto strengthen our ability to deliver the best academic and applied real estate program in the country while accelerating our reputation for comprehensive excellence. Please join us!

About the Campaign for Student Success

Simply put, the importance of significantly increasing the capacity to attract top students and securing funding to effectively recruit renowned and experienced facultyat the same timecannot be overemphasized. The result of combining student and faculty goals into one campaign strengthens and elevates each component far more than an effort focused on only one. 

For Students - $6 million

Our goal is to increase the total amount of scholarships available annually by $200,000 in order to attract the most qualified undergraduate and graduate students. To achieve this goal,  expendable funding of $1,000,000 and a new endowment of $5,000,000 is required.

For Faculty - $4 million

Our goal is to increase our ability to recruit and retain the nation’s top professors in real estate. To achieve this goal, new endowment funding of $4,000,000 is required.

When support to increase the quality of the student applicant pool is concurrently available with the support to recruit outstanding faculty, then program distinction and reputation soars, students are well served and industry benefits from the best-prepared real estate leaders of tomorrow. 

Get in touch with us to talk about how you can join our momentum, help strengthen our endowment and accelerate our national prominence. There is no time like the present.

Malin Burnham Building Relationships, USD Magazine, Spring 2020


About the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has come a long way since its founding in 2004. Every day, we engage in our mission to recruit, educate and mentor real estate students and facilitate their career pursuits. A successful career in real estate is more than textbook knowledge about land use, structures, analysis and finance — it is heavily weighted on relationships. To that end, the Burnham-Moores Center aligns an assessment of student strengths and interests with curriculum, industry connections and mentors. When students experience the benefits of direct connections with industry professionals, combined with rigorous academics, site visits and access to extraordinary faculty, the result is top-level graduates for the real estate industry — graduates who become outstanding professionals and industry leaders, and eventually, generous alumni of the University of San Diego. This is a winning formula for year-over-year success.

Join the Campaign for Student Success

We invite you to join us in the Campaign for Student Success. Please click on "Give Now" below to make your gift in support of the Real Estate Student Scholarship Endowment, Real Estate Faculty Endowment and/or the Burnham-Moores Center General Fund.

Give Now

Please feel free to give us a call if you would like to discuss your gift.
Thank you!

Stath Karras
Executive Director
Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
(619) 260-4872

MaryAnn F. Stewart
Executive Advisor for Philanthropy
Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate
(858) 243-0828