Photo courtesy of William J. McMorrow

Undergraduates at the USC Marshall School of Business will soon be exploring the world’s real estate markets, thanks to a generous gift from William J. McMorrow ’69, MBA ’70.

The William J. McMorrow Global Real Estate Program will provide a home for business majors eager to learn about the diverse aspects of international real estate.

“We do an outstanding job of providing our graduate students with broad training in real estate,” said James G. Ellis, dean of USC Marshall. “This generous gift gives us a way to extend this education to students in our undergraduate programs as well.”

Students will learn about global real estate firsthand through trips across the United States and abroad. Initially, the program will focus on markets in Europe and Asia. The program will also connect students with industry mentors and targeted internship positions, and a speaker series will feature professionals with insight into navigating international real estate markets.

For McMorrow, establishing the program will pave the way for future innovators who share his passion for the industry. McMorrow serves on the executive board for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, and, as chairman and CEO of Kennedy Wilson, he oversaw the company’s transformation to an international real estate investment and services leader.

“My education at Marshall showed me the importance of excellent teaching,” McMorrow said. “I am very excited and proud to partner with the school in preparing students for success in the globally interconnected marketplace.”

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