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About the Center

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies at Hofstra University is an interdisciplinary center for the study of real estate that brings together the expertise of Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, as well as the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University. The center will provide real estate professionals, municipal officials, developers and the public with information, education and scholarly analysis about the complex issues important in the real estate field.

The center has been named for one of Long Island’s preeminent real estate developers, Wilbur F. Breslin, in recognition of his leadership in the real estate and development community, as well as his long association with Hofstra University.

At a time when issues such as development, land use and government regulation have become increasingly complicated and contentious, not only on Long Island but nationwide, the Breslin Center will provide a forum for the real estate industry, government officials and communities to discuss residential and commercial development and devise solutions beneficial to everyone. The Breslin Center will ensure that Hofstra becomes an international center for the complex and interdisciplinary study of real estate.

The Breslin Center was established in response to the expressed needs of potential students who are seeking a career in the real estate field as well as the many professionals currently working in the real estate industry who want to increase their knowledge and skills. It also responds to the great number of real estate firms constantly seeking to hire highly skilled professionals with in-depth knowledge and training. The Center will not only provide that training but will act as a venue for meaningful networking where industry leaders, students and practitioners can meet, confer and exchange ideas and information on an on-going basis, which will strengthen and expand the industry.