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FIU creates the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate.

One of Miami’s leading developers has stepped forward to support and expand real estate education at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Business.

The Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate honors a gift from the developer Tibor Hollo and his wife Sheila.

Tibor and Sheila Hollo

The naming of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate was officially announced at luncheon on September 21, 2012, attended by 100 colleagues, friends and Hollo family members at the JW Marriott Hotel in Downtown Miami.

“We are honored that through the establishment of the Hollo School, Mr. and Mrs. Hollo have made this important commitment to the expansion of the university’s real estate education,” FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg said. “We look forward to a relationship that benefits our university, our community and the next generation of Miami’s business leaders.”

Hollo, president of Florida East Coast Realty, is considered the architect of modern Miami. For almost 60 years, he has made his mark by advocating and developing innovative projects that emphasize living, working and playing in the urban core.

Education meets the demands of an ever-changing profession.

“Real estate is a dynamic profession, one that challenges our best minds to explore how to use our limited resources to finance and create useful, exciting places to live and work,” Hollo said. “I am grateful that FIU embraces this challenge in its real estate program, and I am proud of our new association. I look forward to ongoing progress in the study of real estate, guided by the outstanding scholars at FIU.”

The naming of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate was officially announced in the fall.

The Hollo Foundation gift will support FIU real estate faculty, academics and programming. Three full-time faculty members and 139 students currently are part of the college’s graduate, undergraduate, dual degree and online degree programs.

“The Hollos are true visionaries,” said Joyce J. Elam, dean emerita of FIU’s business school. “By establishing the Hollo School, they will help ensure the growth of FIU’s real estate program. We anticipate great advances thanks to the guidance of an exceptional pioneer and true role model.”

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