Anderson Real Estate Association Advances UCLA Real Estate Students


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Anderson Real Estate Association

The founder of Ashcroft Capital, Frank Roessler brings more than a decade of experience in multifamily investment and asset management to the Westwood, California, company. Prior to establishing his career, Frank Roessler graduated with a master of business administration in real estate finance from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. He also held membership with the university’s Anderson Real Estate Association (AREA).

AREA enables students to advance their real estate education by becoming part of a professional community that promotes industry awareness and prepares them to market themselves after graduation. Members learn an assortment of skills to help them succeed in the real estate industry, such as how to conduct appropriate career searches. The association also explores essential real estate principles and concepts and provides students with networking opportunities that broaden their knowledge and social connections.

Specific programs and event series offered by AREA include the Distinguished Speakers Series, the Mentoring Program, and the Real Estate 101 series of workshops. Students may also visit the offices of established real estate companies through the Days on the Job program and receive advice from UCLA graduates in the real estate field at alumni networking mixers. In addition, members are invited to participate in the annual NAIOP Challenge organized by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.


Club Events at UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association

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UCLA Anderson

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.

UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fully Employed MBA Program

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MBA Program

Frank Roessler serves as managing principal of Ashcroft Capital in Westwood, California. With a diverse educational background, Frank Roessler holds a BS in electrical engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, which offers a number of options for those seeking an MBA.

In addition to offering a traditional MBA program, the Anderson School of Management provides a Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program designed for those who work full-time. Within this program, the Anderson School offers three different flexible schedules, more than 20 international study options, and 50 student clubs. Classes take place on Saturdays and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and students can even choose to take online courses.

During the three-year program, FEMBA students see their earnings increase by 23 to 34 percent on average. Six to eight years after program completion, they see their earnings increase by around 137 percent.

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