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John Petersen, Advisory Board Chair
John Petersen, Advisory Board Chair

Why PSU Center for Real Estate

I am honored to follow in the footsteps of our industry leaders who helped found and guide the Center for Real Estate to what it has become today.

Portland State is our community’s university and commercial real estate is a uniquely market-driven enterprise best understood with local context and expertise. Portland holds tremendous examples of strong urban planning and innovative private sector leadership. It is our opportunity to build on the unique symbiosis between our industry and the Center.

The advisory board is deeply committed to the student experience and student outcomes. We understand that only by this focus will we attract the best students and produce the future leaders of the industry. The support and commitment of the advisory board, an outstanding cadre of students, an excellent, seasoned, MRED curriculum, and the urban laboratory that Portland offers to the study and development of sustainable real estate all represent the perfect mix to make the Center for Real Estate a great place for graduate real estate study.