The real estate program at the University of San Diego was founded in 1993. A $5 million gift named and endowed the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) in 2004.

As a Center of Excellence within the School of Business Administration, the mission of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is to help recruit, educate and mentor our real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective. We accomplish this mission through support of outstanding faculty and professional staff, dedicated career services, active industry involvement and outreach and cutting-edge research.

The center provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. A world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts, within three committees and beyond, provide students with a one-of-a-kind, personalized educational experience that positions them for successful careers.

"The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate connects the real estate industry with our future leaders by providing the industry with articulate, well prepared, motivated and driven professionals."

- Kurt Huppert
  Senior Vice President Special Assets Group, U.S. Bank

Programs offered include:

The Burnham-Moores Center's staff and affiliated faculty actively expand USD’s academic curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels while simultaneously creating a wide range of career-oriented opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The center’s initiatives are industry-oriented and maximize students’ opportunities to get involved directly in the real estate industry, both in the classroom and in extracurricular programs. These initiatives include a full range of career services, such as mentorships, internships, career counseling, and a Career Expo to serve students, alumni and employers.

The center also hosts informative industry-oriented conferences on a variety of commercial and residential real estate topics throughout the year. Programs address timely and relevant real estate trends of great interest. The distinguished speakers featured in the Burnham-Moores Center's programs consistently attract audiences ranging from 250-750 professionals representing the "who's who" of real estate executives in the region.