Dean's Leadership Forum

The Dean's Leadership Forum is a special speaker series that aims to inspire and motivate leaders to transform business and society. It serves as one of the college’s signature events and invites thought-leaders to campus to share their expertise, insights and best practices on leadership. Understanding that examples of exemplary leadership can be found inside and outside of the boardroom, the forum will host speakers from a variety of disciplines and serve as a catalyst for bringing students, faculty, alumni and the community together to discuss topics critical to the success of organizations in a rapidly changing world.

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Josh Altman Leadership Forum Poster

Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business Administration with the Real Estate Association and National Society of Leadership and Success will present "It's Your Move: Taking Risks with Confidence" by real estate mogul and reality tv star Josh Altman Oct. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona’s Bronco Student Center - Ursa Major in the latest installment of the Dean's Leadership Forum.

  • WHERE: Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Student Center - Ursa Major
  • WHEN: Oct 4., 7:00 PM
  • TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket required for entry. Seating on first-come-first-serve basis. Reserve tickets online.

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Josh Altman’s Story

A real estate mogul and star of BRAVO's "Million Dollar Listing - Los Angeles" is set to headline the next installment of the College of Business Administration's Dean's Leadership Forum.

Josh Altman will present "It's Your Move: Taking Risks with Confidence" at Cal Poly Pomona's Bronco Student Center at 7 p.m. the night of October 4. Complimentary tickets are available at:

As one of the most successful real estate agents in the United States, specializing in the luxury housing markets of Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and the Hollywood Hills, Josh's clientele consists primarily of A-list celebrities, professional athletes, business leaders and high net worth individuals from around the globe. Josh has sold over $1.5 Billion in real estate including the most expensive one bedroom house in history, which sold for over $20,000,000. At any time he has over $350,000,000 in listings.

Along with his older brother Matt, Josh created the Altman Brothers, a one-stop real estate firm that provides both buyers and sellers with their exclusive white-glove, VIP treatment.

Josh is known for his ability to listen and understand his clients’ needs, allowing him to continuously deliver above and beyond their goals and expectations. His personable and professional character allow Josh to build and maintain solid relationships, which explains why his business has grown mostly from referrals and repeat clients.

Since early in his career Josh has always been heavily involved in all aspects of real estate. While many know Josh as a high-profile real estate agent, few realize that he has found enormous success as a real estate investor. Josh has quietly built a fortune buying and selling real estate, with several of his best residential “flips” making him a profit of over $1,000,000 each. Josh now has a strong passion for teaching others how to achieve success in real estate and believes that by following in his footsteps that anyone can change their life and financial future through real estate, with or without a real estate license.

Due to Josh’s impeccable track record of success, he was offered a starring role on BRAVO TV’s hit show Million Dollar Listing. His dynamic personality, humor for life, contagious energy, and love for the business have made him one of the most sought after speakers on the global circuit. His unique background allows him to connect with all ages, from lecturing at universities and college campuses around the country to the most demanding executive boardrooms. With over a decade of experience and huge personal success in the real estate business, Josh Altman has become a household name when it comes to the high-end real estate game. The breakout star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing has brought excitement back into the real estate business.

Despite his busy schedule, Josh still finds time to give back to his community. He is very passionate about volunteering his time and money to support numerous charities and causes. Josh grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and attended Syracuse University where he was the kicker on the football team. While at Syracuse the team won the Big East Championship two years in a row playing in both the Orange Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. After college Josh spent a short stint in New York City before moving out west to pursue his dream of real estate. Josh has lived in Los Angeles since 2003 and currently resides in the Hollywood Hills.

The College of Business Administration Dean's Leadership Forum is made possible by the general contributions of the Calvert and Gregoire Families