Welcome to the Dr. P. Phillips Institute for Research and Education in Real Estate at the University of Central Florida. Our mission is to connect the university and its students and alumni with the real estate industry and the world. We do this via our three primary activities.

1. Education – The Institute supports the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate which offers an undergraduate major and minor in Real Estate along with our premier graduate offering, the Professional Masters of Real Estate program.

2. Research – The Institute supports cutting edge scholarly research that routinely appears in the top real estate, finance, and economic journals and is often quoted in the mainstream press. We also produce an in-house series of publications geared for our industry audience, Real Estate Notes.

3. Industry Outreach – The Institute provides a bridge between academia and industry.  The Institute organizes the UCF Real Estate Council, an invitation only group of leading industry members and firms that guides our students and programs. Additionally, the Institute hosts the Annual UCF Real Estate Conference, one of the most influential real estate events in the state.

We strive to serve our students, university, industry, and community as best possible. This would not be possible without the dedicated work of our staff and faculty, the support of industry leaders, and the generous financial support of our UCF Real Estate Council and our naming donor, the Dr. P. Phillips Foundation.

Go Knights!



Joshua A. Harris, Ph. D., CAIA



Save the Date: 2016 UCF Real Estate Conference – May 4th, 2016

Save the date! The 4th annual UCF Real Estate Conference will be held May 4th, 2016 from Downtown Orlando. Keynote Speaker confirmed, K. C. Conway of SunTrust Banks. Details to come! Contact [email protected] for more info.

Welcome Dr. Harrison

david-harrison-150pxWe are pleased to welcome Dr. David M. Harrison to the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate. David serves as the Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair in Real Estate and is excited to back in Florida. If you would like to say hello to David, please email him at [email protected].

Now Recruiting – Professional Masters of Real Estate Program – Begins Fall 2017

We have begun to accept applications for the next Professional Masters of Real Estate Program at UCF. Classes begin in the Fall of 2017 and are perfect for professionals working in the real estate industry looking to gain a competitive edge. Information sessions are being held monthly, contact Kellie Walker, 407-235-3901 or [email protected], with UCF’s Executive Development Center for more information on attending an info session and applying! Space is limited so do not delay.