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Craig School of Business

About the Gazarian Real Estate CenterDiane and Arnold Gazarian

California State University, Fresno received a gift in 2006 to create a $1.5 million endowment, which was used to establish the Arnold and Dianne Gazarian Real Estate Center in the Craig School of Business.    

Arnold Gazarian, a retired dentist, is an ardent supporter of education initiatives in the Central Valley and is a former member of the California State University, Fresno Foundation Board of Governors. Dianne Gazarian serves as chair of the Berberian & Gazarian Family Foundation.

 “We recognize and truly appreciate the vital function Fresno State provides to the local community and to the Central Valley,” said Arnold Gazarian. “We hope that this gift will assist the university in making it a leader in educating real estate professionals, conducting real-world research and promoting high ethical standards. We also hope that the center will bring together members of the real estate community to discuss issues of importance to the industry.”         

This gift enables Fresno State to create a center that will support the Craig School’s Real Estate and Urban Land Economics option for students as well as the expansion of research by faculty and graduate students. The center will provide invaluable community service as it assesses trends in commercial, retail, office, residential and investment markets; analyzes land use planning; and conducts research in such areas as single- and multi-family residential housing, commercial real estate and real estate financial assets. In addition, the Gazarian Center will sponsor conferences, seminars and workshops in real estate and land use.         

The Gazarian Real Estate Center will also provide students opportunities to learn the business side of real estate and apply their academic knowledge to real-world projects and experiences. The real estate business community will gain a valuable informational resource relating to the greater Fresno metropolitan area and Central Valley region, as well as access to student interns and potential future employees.