Sharon Nakamura-Brown has been named associate director of UC Irvine’s Center for Real Estate at The Paul Merage School of Business. In her new role, Nakamura-Brown will run day-to-day operations as well as outreach programs for the center, which is designed to produce graduates with specialty training in real estate. For the past seven years, she served as director of development and outreach at UCLA’s Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate.