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Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance

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The C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance was established through a generous gift from the Hoag family. The purpose of the Center is to provide academic and professional opportunities in real estate and finance to students of the Argyros School of Business and Economics.


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The Mission

  • Provide support to faculty in developing a real estate concentration at the graduate level and maintaining the quality and currency of the undergraduate emphasis in real estate.
  • Develop, promote, and provide administrative support for certificate and continuing education programs in real estate and finance.
  • Offer seminars, conferences and forums on important issues in real estate and finance.
  • Recruit speakers in the real estate field for courses offered in Argyros.
  • Provide students with access to real estate industry practitioners, mentors, internships, and industry data and information.
  • Support faculty research in real estate by providing grants and access to industry data.
  • Work with the Office of Career Planning and Placement in preparing students for careers in real estate and finance.
  • Coordinate with other Argyros Centers (Anderson, Leatherby, and Schmid) on cross-disciplinary matters including research, extra-curricular activities, and degree and non-degree offerings.

Janes Financial Center


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Housed on the 2nd Floor of Beckman Hall, the Janes Financial Center features 12 Bloomberg terminals to provide students with up to the minute financial data.

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Meet The Director


Mr. Lawandy has twenty five years of experience in the financial industry with expertise in banking, credit management, commercial/residential real estate acquisition and financing, business lending, mergers and acquisitions, quantitative and qualitative analysis and research, and portfolio Management.

Retired as a Portfolio Manager from Morgan Stanly Smith Barney 2009, Fadel joined the George L. Argyors School of Business and Economics, Chapman University. He serves as the Director of the C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance and the Janes Financial Center, and as an Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate. Lawandy also served as Managing Director of HW Financial Group and Co-Founder/Past President of HW Capital Partners.

Mr. Lawandy has been a member of CFA Society of Orange County for the past 14 years, and an active member of CFA Institute. He is a two-term Chairman and past president of CFA Society of Orange County.

Lawandy holds a B.S. B.A. –Finance and International Business from the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, and an MBA from Norwich University.

Fadel enjoys volunteering with nonprofit organizations to help his community to be a better place to live and work. He serves on the board of advisers for the Walt Disney Chapter Order of DeMolay, and the Treasurer of Anaheim Masonic Lodge. He is also a Professional Service Responder with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.