The Barry A. Diskin Endowed Fund for Excellence in Real Estate Valuation

In 1980 a young and ambitious professor, Barry Diskin, was recruited by Florida State University to accept a faculty position in its real estate program. Over the following 35 years he influenced more than 4,000 students and became regarded as one of the nation’s leading scholars in real estate valuation, before retiring in 2015.

As a lasting tribute, the Barry A. Diskin Endowed Fund for Excellence in Real Estate Valuation has been established by several of his friends and former students. To date, they have raised just over $85,000 and have set an initial funding goal of $100,000, with the hope of eventually raising $250,000 to establish the Diskin Professorship in Real Estate Valuation. Earnings from the endowed fund, generated into perpetuity, are used specially to support the real estate valuation area (e.g., the acquisition of data, software, and other student and faculty needs).
We recognize the founding contributors for their generosity in establishing the Barry A. Diskin Endowed Fund: Paul Aase, Jim Aldermann, Jason Archer, David Beshears, Bryan Castillo, Marshall Cohn, Peter Collins, Don DeWoody, Andrew Diaz, Bill Lloyd, Michael McElveen, Greg Morrison, Nathan Rillstone, Cyrus Sharp, and the staff and faculty of the FSU Real Estate Center.

You can contribute to this important endowment by completing the online form found here, or contact Ryan Dietz, Director of External Relations for the FSU Real Estate Center (