The Ohio State Center for Real Estate at Fisher College of Business is dedicated to fostering excellence in real estate education, applied and academic research, and outreach through community and university partnerships. The Center’s main goal is to serve as a link between our students, faculty, alumni, and the various parts of the real estate industry, creating a vibrant community touching all aspects of real estate.


  • June 6-- Breakfast Series: Urban Redevelopment

    Breakfast Series June 6

    Register Here

    Murdock Headshot Moderator: William Murdock 

    William Murdock serves as Executive Director of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), a voluntary association of more than 60 Central Ohio local governments and regional organizations serving the fastest growing region in Ohio. As Executive Director, William oversees innovative planning, services, and policies in transportation, energy, housing, land use, environment, and data. William is a longtime resident of Central Ohio and proud Buckeye with multiple degrees from the Ohio State University.


    Prosser HeadshotErin Prosser

    As Director of Community Development for both Ohio State and its real estate affiliate Campus Partners, Erin focuses on the planning, enabling and entitlement work for development projects throughout the central Ohio community with a primary focus on the neighborhoods surrounding the main campus. In addition, she leads the community engagement on these projects with residents and stakeholders as well as Ohio State students, faculty and staff, and news media. Erin joined Ohio State University in April 2010. Prior to OSU, Erin was an Urban Planner with MKSK Studios and a Long Range Planner for the Franklin County Economic Development and Planning Department. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Political Science from Bowling Green State University in 2000 and her Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 2004.


    Kaufman HeadshotBrett Kaufman

    Brett Kaufman, founder and CEO, has been working in real estate development through the investment, banking and development lens—for 20 years. During this time, he has developed, leased and/or sold over 10,000 homes and developed a variety of commercial, retail, land and office projects. Since founding the company, Kaufman Development has donated numerous resources to various philanthropic organizations, including Besa, KIPP Journey Academy, Community Shelter Board, Ohio State University Star House, Hunger Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, OSU James Cancer, Columbus Jewish Federation and many others. Brett personally has donated much of his professional life to many community organizations, and various committees, including Adjunct Professor Ohio State Fisher School of Business, Agudas Achim Synagogue, the Columbus Jewish Federation, and the Columbus Jewish Day School. Brett also serves as board member for The Columbus Partnership, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.



  • Announcing New Advisory Board Members

    The Ohio State Center for Real Estate is pleased to welcome George Tietjen, Rich Schuen, and David Gilbert.

    George Tietjen

    George Tietjen photo



    Rich Schuen

    Rich Schuen



    David Gilbert

    David Gilbert


  • Spring 2019 Newsletter


Contact us

241 Mason Hall
250 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

If you are interested in becoming a member or want more information on the Center for Real Estate, please contact Supaphen Niroula.