USD's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Announces New Endowed Faculty Position to Honor Daniel F

The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has announced the establishment of a new endowed faculty position to honor San Diego businessman Daniel F. Mulvihill.


Mark Riedy, the center’s executive director, credited Mulvihill with being instrumental in helping to establish the Burnham-Moores Center, which is part of the university’s School of Business Administration. Mulvihill chaired the fund-raising committee for the Ernest W. Hahn Chair, which Riedy assumed in 1993, and he and his wife, Mary, gave the first major gift to launch the campaign, which was completed in eight months. Mulvihill was one of the founding members of the Center’s Policy Advisory Board (PAB) Executive Committee, which was established in 1995, and continues as an active member. In 2002, the board created an annual award—the Daniel F. Mulvihill Leadership Award—to recognize members who have provided sustained leadership and support for USD’s real estate program. Mulvihill was the first honoree.


Mulvihill is chairman of the board and the founder of Pacific Southwest Realty Services, a San Diego-based commercial real estate mortgage banking company with branches in Orange County, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Mulvihill has been active on national, state and local mortgage bankers associations for more than 30 years, having served as president of the California Mortgage Bankers Association and the San Diego Mortgage Bankers Association, as well as treasurer of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. In addition, Mulvihill has been involved in various business and community organizations, including past service as chairman of the board and founder of Mercy Hospital Foundation and chairman of the President’s Club of the University of San Diego. He currently serves on the board of Mercy Hospital Foundation; the national board of the American Ireland Fund, and is a member of Lambda Alpha International.


The Mulvihill endowment adds to six existing Burnham-Moores Center endowments: the Ernest W. Hahn Chair; the John Moores/Burnham Foundation/Burnham Real Estate gift

that endowed the center; and four endowed scholarships: the Marasco Family Scholarship Fund, Fieldstone Foundation, Mickey Carhart and Daniel B. Woodruff Memorial Scholarships.


Founded in 1993 and formally dedicated in 2004, the University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is committed to delivering outstanding education, industry outreach and research services to advance responsible leadership in the real estate profession. 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 and several industry conferences a year.



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