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Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate

Advancing Real Estate by Developing Best for the World Leaders

Named after one of California's most successful real estate industry icons, the Fred Sands Institute advances the real estate industry by preparing values-centered leaders who will employ and advocate for responsible industry business practices and who serve the industry, peers, and customers, positioning them for success.

Our graduates are entrepreneurial in spirit, global in perspective, and ethical in focus. Committed to the highest standards of excellence within its educational offerings, real estate research, and engagement with the real estate community. The Fred Sands Institute positively impacts the real estate industry, and those that work within it, providing significant value for business and society.

The Fred Sands Story

Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate

Fred Sands

Learn more about our founder and benefactor, Fred Sands.

Meet Our Benefactor

Business Icon Fred Sands

Fred Sands was a Los Angeles business leader and philanthropist who helped establish his namesake institute at the Pepperdine Graziadio School. In alignment with our own principles and academic goals for the Graziadio community, Sands' dedication to robust business growth and service to his city inspire the development and expansion of our programs.

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Areas of Focus

Fred Sands Institute at Pepperdine Graziadio


The Fred Sands Institute delivers an applied, hands-on, practice oriented education, creating best for the world real estate leaders.

Master's Degree in Real Estate Investment and Finance


The Fred Sands Institute produces applied research to disrupt and transform the real estate industry.

Fred Sands Institute at Pepperdine Graziadio


The Fred Sands Institute provides collaborative forums that help exchange ideas and forge solutions through a variety of events and opportunities.


Developing Future Real Estate Leaders

"Our MBA degree gave us the knowledge and skill set to tackle a problem, find a solution, and create a business. Pepperdine not only gave us a strong foundation to build our business from the ground up, but the right avenues to continue to grow from here."



Recent Pepperdine Graziadio MBA graduates Angela Xing (MBA ‘16), Michael Lucarelli (MBA ‘16), and Paul Sirisuphang (MBA ‘16), team up to offer L.A. housing options.