Our Mission

The USC Ross Minority Program in Real Estate is an educational platform providing critical skills to women and minorities and offers graduates the opportunity to participate in leadership roles and establish a pathway for success within the real estate industry. Our mission is to expand the pool of talented professionals and broaden options for investment in urban communities.

In 2012, the National Association of Realtors reported that 89 percent of commercial real estate professionals were Caucasian and 76 percent were men. In an increasingly multi-ethnic nation where women comprise more than half the population, the real estate industry can – and must – do better.

Designed as an inclusive executive education experience, the Ross Program brings individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives together to solve complex real estate challenges. Graduates go on to play roles in numerous commercial, retail, residential, and mixed-use developments throughout Southern California and across the nation. The Ross Program fosters personal growth and insight which positively impacts any company’s bottom line.