FIU creates Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate

Pictured are (l-r) FIU School of Real Estate faculty members Suzanne Hollander and William Hardin; City of Miami
Mayor Tomas Regalado; Tibor Hollo; George Wu; FIU executive dean Joyce Elam; Ken Johnson, and Sheila Hollo.

Florida International University president Mark Rosenberg and Joyce Elam, executive dean of FIU College of Business, hosted a special luncheon to announce officially and celebrate the naming of the Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU. The prominent developer and his wife were honored during the event.

The generous gift was made through the Tibor and Sheila Hollo Foundation, which focuses on supporting causes such as education, children, and the arts.

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

Tibor Hollo, chair and president of Florida East Coast Realty Inc. (FECR), is considered the architect of modern Miami, having built the first building on Brickell Avenue. Hollo has made his mark by advocating and developing innovative projects that emphasize living, working, and playing in the urban core.

Since its founding more than 60 years ago, FECR has been involved in the development of over 60 million square feet of residential, commercial, retail and industrial space, with landmark projects from New York to Nevada and throughout Florida.

“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,” Tibor Hollo said. “I’m grateful that FIU embraces this challenge in its real estate program, and I’m 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 Hollo Foundation gift will be used to support FIU real estate faculty, academics, and programming. The program now has three full-time faculty members and 139 students in its graduate, undergraduate, dual-degree, and online degree programs. For more information on Florida East Coast Realty, visit online at <>. For more information about FIU, visit <>.

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