Mastering the metropolis through research and thought leadership.

About the Center

The Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center was named in recognition of its permanent endowment by Samuel Zell in 1998. The Center was established in 1983 by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to promote excellence in real estate education and research. The Center brings academia and the leaders of industry together to create a unique resource for students, faculty, and members.


The Zell/Lurie Center promotes and funds scholarly research on topics of interest to our industry.

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