James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center

James D. Kuhn

"Real estate has gone from being a second class citizen in the academic world to a more defined area of study since its entry into the public debt and equity markets. Although finance is still the foundation for all business, those who come out of school with expertise in both will be invaluable to the real estate community." - James D. Kuhn '70 BS '72 MBA, President of Newmark Knight Frank

The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center was inaugurated in 2006 by a generous donation from Whitman alumnus James D. Kuhn '70 BS '72 MBA, president of Newmark Knight Frank, the fourth largest global real estate brokerage firm in the world. Kuhn also established the Leo and Sunnie Kuhn Scholarship for students interested in the studies of real estate.

Mission

The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center:

  • Serves as an inspirational catalyst for faculty activities in the discipline of real estate
  • Gives students the opportunity to integrate their education in finance with an education in real estate
  • Provides real estate professionals with indispensable training and resources to support and facilitate research on real estate.

The skills needed to succeed within the real estate industry are now adapting into international networks, and the study of finance and real estate are merging to produce optimal results. With activities and scholarship from the Kuhn Real Estate Center, Whitman students will have the understanding of how these two fields integrate, making Whitman graduates potential innovators in the field. 

The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center serves as an inspirational catalyst for faculty activities in the discipline of real estate, gives students the opportunity to integrate their education in finance with an education in real estate, and provides real estate professionals with indispensable training and resources to support and facilitate research on real estate.