University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate Honors Stath Karras With Mulvihill A

The University of San Diego’s Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate has named Stath Karras, executive managing director of Cushman & Wakefield's San Diego area, as the recipient of this year's distinguished Daniel F. Mulvihill Leadership Award.

Created in 2002, the award recognizes those who have demonstrated long-lasting support and leadership of the Burnham-Moores Center's efforts; Karras is a member of the Center’s Policy Advisory Board Executive Committee. The award was named for fellow executive committee member Dan Mulvihill, chairman of Pacific Southwest Realty Services and the head of the fundraising committee that launched the real estate program at USD.

Riedy presented Karras with the Mulvihill Award at a recent dinner of executive committee members. Riedy told those in attendance that Karras had earned the honor for giving "extraordinarily of his time, treasure and talent." In particular, Riedy cited Karras' instrumental role in helping to secure the $5 million gift that endowed the Burnham-Moores Center in 2004, as well as his ample and helpful guidance on a wide variety of Center initiatives, spanning many years.

Previous recipients of the Burnham-Moores Center’s Mulvihill award include: John M. Robbins Jr., special counsel at Vertice; Keith Johnson, vice chairman of Fieldstone Communities Inc.; Herb Tasker, chairman and CEO of Mason-McDuffie Mortgage Corp.; Malin Burnham, vice chairman of Cushman & Wakefield; Roger Haughton, former chairman and CEO of PMI; and Dan Mulvihill himself, who was the first recipient.

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


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