Frank Roessler is the founding principal of Ashcroft Capital, a multifamily real estate investment firm headquartered in Southern California. Before launching his career in real estate, Frank Roessler received his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he belongs to the Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA).
A prominent student group at UCLA Anderson, AREA hosts a variety of events designed to expose students to real estate and prepare them for their careers. Every year, the club competes against rival USC’s business school in the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Challenge, in which each school sends a five-person team to determine a maximally effective use for an existing real estate project. The club also participates in national case competitions such as the UNC Real Estate Development Challenge and the MIT CASE Competition.
In addition to intercollegiate competitions, AREA sponsors a broad range of real estate workshops for students at UCLA Anderson. Over the years, the organization has sponsored events on topics ranging from land acquisition and private equity financing to real estate financial modeling and home purchasing. Other club events include alumni networking mixers, mentorship programs, and a distinguished-speaker series.