Advancing Women in Real Estate; New MSRE Inclusion Scholarship

Friday, February 12, 2021

Image is of Female MSRE Alumni Michelle Muniz

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has announced a new MSRE Inclusion Scholarship Fund that will provide financial support for women in the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program.

CREW Network 2020 Benchmark Study on Gender and Diversity in Commercial Real Estate reported that approximately 36.7 percent of all professionals in commercial real estate are women. Further, the report also stated that while the commercial real estate sector has experienced dramatic swings over the past 15 years—primarily as a result of a recession and other economic changes—the presence and status of women has remained mostly stable, with only slight progress for women. In a recent 2021 CREW Network Career Center email, CREW reports that “women are excelling in lucrative CRE careers, yet occupy just 37% of the industry and obtain less than one-third of real estate related degrees.”

The University of San Diego School of Business and the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate are committed to shaping the next generation of commercial real estate professionals and advancing women in real estate. Approximately 35 percent of USD undergraduate real estate majors are women, yet women seeking advanced education in USD’s Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program have averaged just 19 percent.

Thanks to generous donors, we are pleased to announce this new MSRE Inclusion Scholarship Fund that will provide additional support for women in the MSRE program. Scholarship awards start at $5,000 and MSRE applications are due by March 31, 2021 for priority consideration (see admissions requirements). Contact Catherine Northcutt for more information about this scholarship and the MSRE program. 


Kimberly Malasky
(619) 260-4786