On Thursday, August 29, 2019 Cleveland State University announced the expansion innovative education, research and experiential learning in real estate and property management thanks to a transformative gift provided by The NRP Group and The Millennia Companies®. The $1.2 million donation will create The NRP & Millennia Center for Property Management within CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business.
“Cleveland State University is dedicated to providing local and national industry with the skilled workforce needed to further economic growth and business advancement,” says Harlan Sands, president of CSU. “This new center will create innovative degree programs in growing fields that will directly benefit businesses in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Thank you to The NRP Group and The Millennia Companies for partnering with us on this transformative initiative.”
The new Center will create innovative degree programs in growing fields that will directly benefit businesses in Northeast Ohio.
"We continually seek out A+ players for our property management team and throughout our company," said J. David Heller, CEO of the NRP Group. "This program is particularly exciting because it allows us to work with CSU to advance the level of expertise in property management and to create a center of excellence for job growth and opportunity."
“The NRP & Millennia Center for Property Management will equip students with the skills necessary to excel in the industry," said Frank Sinito, CEO of Millennia. "Having earned a degree from CSU and engaged with student externs at Millennia, the opportunity to develop this program in partnership with my alma mater is a special honor and embodies Millennia’s commitment to investing in Cleveland and Clevelanders.”
In addition to curriculum, the Center will include an applied research initiative and a robust internship program, both tailored to the needs of real estate and property management firms, as well as a scholarship program. The effort will further establish CSU as a regional hub for innovative education and scholarship in business administration, entrepreneurship and economic development.
About The NRP Group
The NRP Group is a vertically integrated developer, owner, builder, and manager of best-in-class multifamily housing. Since its founding in 1994, NRP has delivered more than 35,000 apartment homes, and currently manages over 19,000 residential units. The NRP Group is headquartered in Cleveland in the Playhouse Square district.
About the Millennia Companies®
The Millennia Companies® enrich the lives of those whom they serve throughout a diverse set of industries: property management, construction, capital, development, commercial space and hospitality. Millennia Housing Management, Ltd. consists of over 30,000 units in 278 communities across 26 states. The company is headquartered at Key Tower in downtown Cleveland.