At the heart of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s one-of-a-kind real estate programOpens in new window, you’ll find Dave HartzellOpens in new window ’85 (Ph.D.), the Steven D. Bell and Leonard W. Wood Distinguished Professor in Real Estate and director of the Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate StudiesOpens in new window.
The real estate program has been a part of the Carolina business school since 1976, and Hartzell has been instrumental in building the most comprehensive real estate curriculum in the U.S.
He’s helped students reach career and personal goals even beyond graduation, brought real-world examples into the classroom thanks to extensive industry contacts and experience, and created a real estate community on campus.
“Dave has built an amazingly close-knit community of real estate alumni who connect our real estate students with the leading professionals in the industry around the world,” said Doug Shackelford ‘80, dean and Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation.
This is story number 216 in the Carolina Stories 225th Anniversary Edition magazine.