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Chris McGibbon

Solving the real estate puzzle

For his first three years as an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Chris McGibbon (MBA ’01) thought following in his father’s footsteps into a career in chemistry was a stable path to follow. An internship experience with a

Tim Peterson

Sowing the seeds of success

Tim Peterson (BSAc ’85, MBA ‘87) was always in a rush to get through school, but not because he didn’t like it. He couldn’t wait to learn more. Peterson skipped the third grade and did his senior year of high

Bergstrom Center honors Alumnus of the Year for decades of advocacy and service

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business is proud to honor Steven DeRose (BA ’03, BSBA ’03, MSF ’04) as the Bergstrom Real Estate Center’s Alumnus of the Year. DeRose is the Senior Vice President at Starwood Mortgage Capital,

UF student athletes in Miami.

Bergstrom Real Estate Center teams up with GatorMade for career prep opportunities

In February, the Bergstrom Real Estate Center teamed up with GatorMade, an initiative focused on giving leadership opportunities to the University of Florida’s football team, to teach scholar-athletes about real estate opportunities in Miami. The weekend-long trip gave 14 scholar-athletes

Rick Scarola speaks in front of a classroom of students.

Rick Scarola: Practical application of real estate knowledge

Since graduating from the University of Florida in 1982, Rick Scarola (BSBA ’82) has combined his educational background in business and passion for engineering into a career path in real estate. For 23 years, Covenant Capital Group, which Scarola co-founded

Five people pose in front of the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center sign.

Ready, set, real estate

Scenic Mosley (MSRE, JD ’25) and Andrew Lewis, IV (MSRE ’24) study in the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Both dedicated students, they dream big about

The interior of the Clermont, Florida, office building that industry experts say is the first mass timber structure in Florida.

Mass timber — primed for wider use?

An engineered laminated wood product developed in Europe is gaining popularity among some architects and builders as a renewable resource that can rival concrete and steel in strength. Even the University of Florida may be getting into the act. The

Harrison Haber

Real estate student awarded Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year

Harrison Haber (BSBA ’22, MSRE ’23) was named the 2022-2023 Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year. The Business Ethics Ambassador of the Year award is given to a Business Ethics Ambassador who demonstrates and positively promotes ethical decision making and

Tim Becker

Real Estate Pro Tim Becker shares leadership insights for real estate students

Executive Director of the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center Tim Becker shares some leadership tips that are game-changers for students wanting to excel in this field. Becker shares the benefits in being kind, possessing humility, and being a good

Significant damage due to a hurricane in Florida

An Island unto Itself

Florida stands apart in many ways. The peninsula has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, the world’s largest amusement park and one of the biggest wetlands anywhere. But Florida exceptionalism cuts both ways: The state has also the

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