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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.

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Real Estate @ Whitman Argus Training 
April 23-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Argus Enterprise training is open to Whitman real estate students. The course will take place in the Ballentine Center of the Whitman School during April 23-24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Argus Enterprise training program is designed for new-to-intermediate users of ARGUS Enterprise. The modules that are covered in the course include Cash Flow, Repertoire Reporting and Sensitivity Analysis. You will learn how to input leases, market assumptions, valuation and yield parameters on a repetitive basis and generate proforma cash-flows. The course concentrates on practical applications of the software through interactive examples and case studies.

To register for the course, please sign up using the registration link below. All participants must provide their SU email address. There is a $50 participation fee, payable by check, made out to Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management. Please, drop your check off to the Finance Department's Administrative Coordinator, Deborah Dermady, suite 500. Space is limited to 30 participants and course registration will close on March 15. Students need to enroll online AND pay the fee by the deadline. Enrollment is on first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration Link:

Take advantage of being able to get access to the program, offered by world-class Argus training professionals and sponsored by the Real Estate Center, at close to zero cost. 

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Prof. Milena Petrova at