About the Center

The DiLella Center for Real Estate is changing the face of business education at Villanova. New courses in real estate continue to be introduced. A new undergraduate major and graduate MBA concentration are now available, in addition to the previously-offered minor in real estate. VSB students have already begun a Real Estate Society, which now has over 50 active members and is advised by Professor Howton.

The DiLella Center for Real Estate has a group of elite advisory council members and ambitious Nova Next Council members who provide strategic guidance on the center’s mission and activities, its impact on curricula at VSB, and the expansion of professional development opportunities available to VSB students in the field of real estate.

Industry Memberships

The DiLella Center for Real Estate works closely with industry partners to pursue student professional development opportunities and provide thought leadership to the real estate community.


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The American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association
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For More Information

Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
Villanova School of Business
800 East Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
(610) 519-4476

Shawn Howton, PhD
Faculty Director

Jessica Taylor

Benjamin Scheick
Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair

Charlie Davidson
Assistant Professor of the Practice

Carly Gulasarian
Program Administrator

Tony Ziccardi
Center Fellow