Vieth Institute for Real Estate Leadership

The Vieth Institute for Real Estate Leadership provides interdisciplinary education rooted in applied, experiential learning. Uniting the resources and expertise in the colleges of Law, Engineering and Business Administration, the Vieth Institute will provide unique, comprehensive instruction to the next generation of commercial real estate leaders. 

This institute will draw on the legacy of the College of Business Administration's Center for Real Estate, a program that has consistently garnered national recognition for its thought leadership, student outcomes, instructional design and community engagement. Expanding that work across disciplines will lead to greater positive impact on students, higher education and the commercial real estate profession. Read more in Marquette Today... 

We thank Perry and Sheila Vieth for supporting this vision and eagerly anticipate the work to come.

Michael Lovell

“This is a timely gift as the future of higher education continues to trend toward experiential and interdisciplinary learning, where students intersect with industry leaders across professions and connect with experts in the marketplace. We are grateful to Perry and Sheila for their vision and belief in Marquette and their drive to take us to the next level.”

-University President Michael Lovell

Andy Hunt

“We are excited to deepen our community impact around real estate development, investment, management, construction and law, and to continue our efforts to make these spaces inclusive for our students and alumni. We sincerely appreciate Perry and Sheila’s generosity, and the incredible partnership and alignment of the colleges of business, engineering and law, which together we believe will establish the nation’s premier, truly interdisciplinary real estate institute.”
-Vieth Institute Director Andy Hunt


“Our Marquette education shaped our lives significantly and continues to positively impact our family. The university’s real estate education is built on a strong foundation. Our goal was to help create an interdisciplinary institute that will excel at applied learning and elevate Marquette’s important role in preparing the next generation of ethical leaders.”
-Perry and Sheila Vieth

Ranked #12 among the 2024 Best Undergraduate Real Estate Programs in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report

Led by seasoned real estate professionals Andrew Hunt and David Krill, and working in close coordination with nationally renowned experts including Robert B. Bell, Sr. Chair in Real Estate Dr. George Cashman, Faculty Director Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, and Director of the Real Estate Asset Program, Vito Taphorn, the center's mission is to support Marquette University real estate students and alumni and deliver deep learning experiences that prepare them for fulfilling lives as servant leaders.