At the recent International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Florida Conference, the UCF College of Business Administration was recognized as having one of the top-ranked real estate programs in Florida. Students of the college’s Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate were in attendance for the recognition.

The event was held in Kissimmee, Florida in August. The annual conference provides opportunities for businesses and individuals to network and form successful partnerships. More than 270 businesses attended the three-day conference. Companies such as Publix Super Markets, Walgreens, Gulf Coast Retail Broker Alliance, Marriott International, McDonald’s (Florida Region) and the Orlando Downtown Development Board were among those represented.

College of Business Administration students represented UCF on the conference’s University Row, where students from Florida universities were able to network with brokers, developers and other business professionals of the state. In some cases students were even offered on-site job interviews.

The Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate at UCF comprises multiple initiatives that strive to serve students, faculty and the community by delivering world-class education and leading research within the real estate industry. It focuses on two core objectives to achieve this: education and research. By providing students and faculty the opportunity to actively participate in local organizations, research and conferences, the Dr. P. Phillips School of Real Estate has established itself as having one of the top real estate programs in the nation.