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Noted Investment Strategist Appointed to Lead SDSU’s Real Estate Center


Real estate researcher and financial expert, Dr. Edward F. Pierzak, will join The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate as the center’s director and as a faculty member in the college’s finance department later this month.

Pierzak comes to SDSU from Bridge Investment Group in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was the managing director of investment strategy. He previously served as the managing director of strategy and research for TIAA’s Global Real Estate investment management team. Pierzak earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his research has been published in academic journals and distributed as white papers throughout the industry.

Edward Pierzak

Dr. Edward Pierzak

“As the director of SDSU’s Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, Dr. Pierzak will work with our faculty members and local industry professionals to expand on SDSU’s role as a leader in real estate academics and to offer students the necessary real-world experience and industry networking opportunities which will allow them to pursue their chosen careers,” said SDSU president, Adela de la Torre. “His innovative research and proven administrative experience will bring new expertise and fresh ideas as we continue to build upon SDSU’s award-winning real estate program.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to join SDSU’s Fowler College of Business and to work with the advisory board, faculty and students within The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate,” said Pierzak. “SDSU alumni make up a significant number of the region’s most successful real estate professionals and I look forward to partnering with them as we provide a first-rate education to the industry leaders of the future.”