The  James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center


The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center was inaugurated in 2006 by a generous donation from Whitman alumnus James D. Kuhn '70, '72 MBA, president of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, the fourth largest global real estate brokerage firm in the world. Kuhn also established the Leo and Sunnie Kuhn Scholarship for students interested in the study of real estate. 


"Real estate has gone from being a second-class citizen in the academic world to a more defined area of study since it entered into the public debt and equity markets. Although finance is still the foundation for all business, those who come out of school with expertise in both will be invaluable to the real estate community."

- James D. Kuhn '70, '72 MBA


The James D. Kuhn Real Estate Center:

Serves as an inspirational catalyst for faculty activities in the discipline of real estate

Allows students to integrate their education in finance with an education in real estate

Provides real estate professionals with indispensable training and resources to support and facilitate research on real estate

The Center provides an environment for students to study, research and connect with alumni. Located on the first floor of the Whitman School, the center has dedicated computers offering access to several real estate databases, including SNL Financial and CoStar. There is also a myriad of books and reference materials. A meeting room is available for student use.