The Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate, located in the UCF College of Business Administration, tied for sixth place out of 40 schools, according to rankings released by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

The rankings are based on the following criteria:

  • Whether the university is ranked in US News and World Report;
  • The number of student members in ICSC;
  • Faculty relationship with ICSC;
  • Whether the school has a Masters in Real Estate;
  • Whether the program has an undergraduate degree in real estate;
  • Whether the school has a minor in real estate;
  • Whether the school has a real estate club;
  • Whether the university has a retailing program;
  • Whether the program puts on a real estate conference;
  • Whether the program participates in the Reconnect Pavilion at the ICSC Conference.
  • The Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate began offering a Professional Master’s Degree in Real Estate (PMRE) in June and continues to expand programs, conduct research, and gain recognition. Last year, the ICSC ranked the school 9th. Not only has the program jumped in the rankings, this year it was ranked higher than several distinguished real estate programs offered at colleges such as University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Berkeley and MIT.

    Founded in 1957, the ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. They have 60,000 members in the U.S., Canada and more than 80 other countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals as well as academics and public officials.