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
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.
Areas of Focus
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.