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Center staff consists of an executive director, academic director and communications coordinator. Executive Director Julie Gibson is responsible for the overall operation of Center activities that pertain to industry outreach and partnerships, fund raising and brand development. Academic Director Gerry Mildner oversees development and implementation of the curriculum, faculty recruitment and oversight, program development, and student advisement.  In addition, Julie Gibson provides students with career advisement, organizes and oversees student networking, mentorships, internships, job placement, and the Center’s annual real estate conference. Communications Coordinator Meaghan An manages Center for Real Estate events, scholarship programs, newsletter, and industry communications. All staff engages in student recruitment.  High touch is the mantra that guides all center endeavors. 

Julie Gibson, Executive Director
M.B.A., Portland State University
B.A., Business Administration, Pepperdine University 

Ms. Gibson has been with the Center for Real Estate at Portland State University since 2006 and has been instrumental in advancing the Center's real estate programs. In her role as Executive Director, she works closely with the Center's Advisory Board to advance the mission and vision for the Center for Real Estate. She enjoys connecting students with the commercial real estate industry for networking, mentorships, jobs and internships and has a personal mission to help students determine the right career fit for their skills and interests. 

Ms. Gibson brings a decade of real estate experience at PNC Multifamily Housing in Portland, OR, and First Federal Savings and Loan in Santa Monica, CA. Her work included asset management, underwriting, loan servicing and workouts, and affordable housing.  Ms. Gibson has an MBA from Portland State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

Julie C. Gibson
Office: School of Business Administration, Rm 270
Phone: (503) 725-5109

julie serote

Gerard C.S. Mildner, Ph.D., Academic Director

Dr. Mildner is an Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning and teaches in the areas of urban economics, housing economics, public finance, cost-benefit analysis, political economy, poverty and welfare, economic development. His research is focused on the economics of local government, including growth management, rent control, municipal sports stadiums, housing markets, land use regulation, and urban transportation. Dr. Mildner obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and holds a B.A. in Public Affairs from University of Chicago.

Gerard Mildner 
Office: School of Business Administration, Rm 270
Phone: (503) 725-5175 


"Thriving Cities Alliance Presents: Advanced Metrics &  Urban Land Value"
Thursday, September 25th, 4:00pm
Benson Hotel, Portland Oregon


Dr. Mildner's presentation on Oregon's Vertical Housing Program