Welcome to the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate
The real estate industry is thriving, and the need for business-savvy, talented professionals is growing. Located in one of the most active real estate markets in the country, the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate provides undergraduate and graduate students with the keys and the connections to launch a successful career in real estate.
Our Students are Our Mission
The primary mission of the Dr P. Phillips School of Real Estate is to prepare students for successful careers in the dynamic real estate industry. This world-class program provides multi-faceted experiences ranging from relevant academic course work and mentorship/internship opportunities to participation in the student-run UCF Real Estate Club and various other industry trade organizations. Not surprisingly, the robust Central Florida real estate environment provides students with numerous employment opportunities with a multitude of local and global companies doing business in the metropolitan area. As a testament to the viability of how this “pipeline” can work, there are more than 100 UCF graduates currently employed in the Central Florida real estate industry.
Regional Managing Partner, Franklin Street
About Dr. P. Phillips & the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate
The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Once considered the largest citrus producer in the world, Dr. Phillips companies share a rich history spanning several generations, culminating in the establishment of two distinct funding organizations, The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation and Dr. Phillips Inc., perhaps best known for their support of Central Florida programs through specialized grant funding. The Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate was established in 2006 by a $2.5 million gift from Dr. Phillips, Inc. With an anticipated match from the state, the school will have a $5 million endowment.
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Each year the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at UCF hosts a real estate conference and events designed for both industry professionals and academic scholars.
The annual UCF real estate conference features industry and community leaders and experienced professionals talking about what’s on the horizon for the Central Florida real estate market and growth in our region.
This site will be updated with the 2020 conference information soon.
Check out photos from the 2019 Conference
Faculty & Leadership
Paul Gregg, MSA, CPA
’74 & ’76; Hall of Fame ’04Assistant Chair, Finance Executive in Residence;
CFO, Rini Technologies, Inc.
Bill MossDirector, Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate
Ajai Singh, Ph.D.SunTrust Eminent Scholar Chair of Banking;
Professor & Chair, Department of Finance
& Director, Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate
The school has two endowed chairs — the Howard Phillips Chair in Real Estate and the Jim Heistand-NAIOP Chair in Real Estate. The purpose of these positions is to advance the knowledge and literature of the real estate field and to educate the students and community on real estate issues. Our faculty publish in top rated journals, speak at leading industry and academic conferences and give interviews to the media on real estate and economic issues.
Laurie Botts, MBAAdjunct of Finance & Real Estate
Greg Fencik, J.D.Adjunct of Finance & Real Estate
David Harrison, Ph.D.Professor & Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate
Sheila Potts, MSRE, CCIMInstructor, Real Estate
Geoffrey Turnbull, Ph.D.Professor and Jim Heistand - NAIOP Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate
Richard Van Slyke, P.E., MBAAdjunct of Real Estate
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