Ashcroft Capital founder Frank Roessler earned his MBA at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 2008. During his time there, Frank Roessler participated in both the Real Estate Association and the Finance Club.
At UCLA, the Anderson School of Management provides students with the education and support they need to become successful business professionals. In addition to challenging curriculum and experienced professors, Anderson students have access to an array of specialized clubs and professional groups, including the Anderson Real Estate Association, or AREA.
AREA helps students get a jump-start in their real estate sector careers through networking and self-promotion. Members learn about the industry, meet successful local professionals, and prepare for their post-grad job search. Enriching activities like job shadowing and as well as mentorship programs allow AREA members to get a real taste of the real estate world and form valuable partnerships early on.
Each year, AREA competes against teams from USC’s business school in a real estate proposal contest. Teams are assigned an existing property in the Los Angeles area, and asked to determine the best way to utilize that property. The winning team earns the prestigious silver shovel award from the sponsoring National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.