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Kuhn Real Estate Center

James D. Kuhn '70 BS '72 MBA, President of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

"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 Grubb 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 Grubb 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 study of real estate. 


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 center provides an environment for students to study, research and connect with alumni. Located on the first floor of the Whitman School building, the center has dedicated computers, offering access to a number of real estate databases, including SNL Financial and CoStar. There is also a myriad of books and reference materials. A meeting room is available for student use.