The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate

The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate is part of the College of Business at San Diego State University. San Diego State University has a history, tradition and commitment to teaching real estate. The program began in 1958 and continues to produce real estate graduates who are ready Day 1. In order to contribute to the education of the next generation of real estate leaders, the McMillin family along with HG Fenton, Cassidy Turley and Cornerstone Communities generously decided to give back and support real estate education by forming The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate.



  • ENHANCE the academic experience of students interested in real estate.
  • DEVELOP critical and innovative research for the real estate community.
  • PRODUCE Day 1 ready graduates and real estate leaders.

The vision of the founders is to make SDSU a center of real estate excellence.


Day 1 - Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate - Real Estate Society of SDSU

Day 1

The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate, The Real Estate Society of SDSU, and working real estate professionals in San Diego County have joined forces to offer a unique opportunity for our students: Day 1.

The program consists of a series of workshops, seminars, and boot-camps where students can learn the necessary skills to be ready for a career in real estate on Day 1.

Scott Brusseau

Board Chair

President & CEO
Newport National Corporation

Mark McMillin

President & CEO
The Corky McMillin Companies

John H. Agle

Energy specialist
Stewart Title Guaranty 

Dan Feder

CEO & President
F&F Management, Inc


Robert Grant

Vice President / Finance
Brookfield Properties

Kipp Gstettenbauer

Sr. Vice President
Voit Real Estate Services, Inc.


Ryan Kennedy



Paul Kerr

Davlyn Investments

Melissa Krause

Principal Owner
Artemis Advisers

Scott McClave

Senior Principal
The Bascom Group, LLC

Mark McDonald

Account Executive, National Account Manager
First American Title Insurance

Jeff Morris

MDI West Properties LLC

John Pedicini

J & P Development


Fred Pierce

President & CEO
Pierce Education Properties, LP

Rick Reeder

Executive Managing Director
Cushman & Wakefield, Inc


Steve Rider

National Builder Trade In Program

Robert Robinson

Managing Partner
Hickman & Robinson, LLP


 Lauree Sahba

Chief Operating Officer
San Diego Regional EDC

Mark Selman

Brixton Capital


 Tim Wright

Senior Managing Director