Is now the time to get into real estate? Josh Needle thinks so. How else to learn the tough lessons that only come from working in a brutal market?
Needle, 30, appears to be on the right path. He was named recipient of the first fellowship sponsored by the UC Irvine Center for Real Estate and the SoCal chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). The fellowship provides $7,500 to cover his 2009-10 tuition, plus opportunities for internships.