The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate seeks to advance real estate knowledge, inform business practice, and address timely issues that affect the real estate industry, the urban economy, and public policy. The Lusk Center produces relevant and timely real estate research, supports educational programs for students and executives, and convenes professional forums that bring together academics, students, business executives, and community leaders.
The cornerstone gift, made by the Lusk family in the 1980s, enabled the creation of a center for real estate research, student programs, and professional education at the University of Southern California. The Lusk endowment further established the Lusk Chair in Real Estate within the Marshall School of Business and the Price School of Public Policy and also funds scholarships for graduate real estate students.
The Lusk Company has been a major force in the residential development of Southern California. The Lusk family has an affiliation with the University of Southern California that spans four generations, and their endowment has guaranteed a permanent role for the University in real estate research and education. It is fitting that the distinguished Lusk name be associated with the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.