Monthly Archives: November 2011

SBA Real Estate Director in the news

Mark Reidy, Executive Director, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate


Mark Reidy, Executive Director of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at USD’s School of Business, was recently honored in San Diego Metro magazine. Mark was one of 20 men recognized for their impact in the San Diego community. He has indeed made a profound impact in the field of real estate in this region and beyond.

Mark founded the Burnham-Moores Center at USD in 1993, and over the years it has …Read Full Article

‘Tis the (MBA Admissions) season

Fa-la-la-la-la…That’s right, when you are hearing Christmas music at the mall, that means it is graduate admissions season at the School of Business. We have several application deadlines for our MBA programs in the coming months.

Kacy Hayes, with a student

Our admissions staff receives, reads and responds to applications throughout the season. I asked Kacy Hayes, our MBA Program Admissions Director, how she knows when she’s found a for-sure applicant to admit.

She says it has to do with the personalized …Read Full Article

Jeddah, several thousand miles, San Diego

Sunset over Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


A short westward flight brought me to the seaside (Red Sea, that is) town of Jeddah. This is a cosmopolitan city with a dynamic commercial and trading center, along with throngs of pilgrims on their way to and from nearby Mecca.

Mr. Taha Eisa and Mr. Ashraf picked me up at the airport.  These men work with Sheik Mohamed Alhamrani, who arranged for much of my Saudi travels, though he was out of the country and …Read Full Article

Riyadh past and present

With USD alumni in Riyadh

During my last evening in Riyadh, I enjoyed a reception with several alumni: USD Law alum, Maren Hanson and her husband, Dr. Mohamed Al-Hoshan; and USD alums, Hamad Al Washmi, Fahad Al Essa, and Abdullah Alsalloum.  It is fun to be able to bring news of USD to these former students and to hear about their lives in Saudi Arabia. For Maren and Mohamed this includes a farm outside of Riyadh with a wide variety …Read Full Article

Riyadh by night and day

Overlooking Riyadh skyline (Kingdom Tower behind me)


The first time I met Abdullah Al-Salloum was on campus in 2008 when he was a student at USD. He now works for the Capital Market Authority in Riyadh, the Saudi equivalent of the SEC in the US. On my first night in Riyadh, we had dinner together at the tallest building in the city. Dinner was on the first floor and dessert on the 33rd floor, followed by a very windy view of …Read Full Article

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