Pepperdine University Celebrates Launch of Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate

February 26, 2016  | 1 min read

The Graziadio School of Business and Management celebrated the 2016 opening of the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu on Thursday, February 25, at 12 noon.

The ceremony commenced with a special welcome address from Graziadio Business School dean David Smith, followed by an invocation from Keith Hinkle, chief development officer and senior vice president for advancement and public affairs. Pepperdine University president Andrew K. Benton invited special guests to join him in the ribbon cutting, and the event concluded with a tour of the institute.

As Smith explains, “The Sands Institute will be offering education opportunities across the spectrum, from certificate and training programs offered in a daily or multi-week format, to a degree program that will take one year to complete. In an increasingly competitive real estate environment, we look forward to equipping real estate professionals with the tools they need to be successful.”

The Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate at the Graziadio School provides graduates with the required knowledge in finance, investments, economics, and law, to effectively prepare them for success in competitive international real estate markets. The Institute utilizes the Education to Business (E2B) program, pioneered by the Graziadio School, to effectively engage students in authentic and concrete real estate business challenges.

For additional information about the institute, visit the Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate website.