University Membership

Below is a listing of colleges and universities that are currently part of the NAIOP University Membership program. You will find what programs they offer, along with contact information. 

American University

American University, Kogod School of Business

The Kogod School of Business Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) builds on a long history of excellence in real estate education at American University. The MSRE is designed to accommodate students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds through a flexible and diverse curriculum.

Graduates are prepared for successful careers in commercial development, private equity, mortgage finance, asset and property management, acquisitions, corporate real estate, as well as government agency and nonprofit work.

Number of Students: 25

Programs Offered:

  • Master of Science in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Certificate

Contacts:
Jeff Harris (Primary)
Tel: 202-885-6669

Emily Heppen (Secondary)
Tel: 301-775-396

Arizona State University

The MRED Program at W. P. Carey School of Business is a transdisciplinary 9-month program where students learn the ropes from industry experts with current experience in real estate development. The program is created through a unique collaboration among the W. P. Carey School of Business and ASU’s highly regarded schools of law, design, and construction. The MRED Degree delivers an integrated approach to real estate development. Students emerge with a stronger management toolkit and the critical skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the real estate development industry.

Number of Students: 24 (FY2015)

Programs Offered:

  • Undergraduate Minor in Real Estate 
  • Master of Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Development Certificate
  • Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice

Contact:
Wimberly Doran
Assistant Director
Tel: 480-985-8517

Auburn University

Auburn University

The Auburn University Executive Master of Real Estate Development (AUMRED) degree program provides a targeted understanding of multiple disciplines that puts students at an advantage in their real estate development careers. Connect with the industry from day one.Our goal is to train a new generation of executives who are highly knowledgeable about sustainable development, energy, and natural resource efficiency. Students become not only successful but also stewards of the environment. Here’s our plan to do it. AUMRED’s degree program is entrepreneurially and industry focused. Learn it today, use it tomorrow. War Eagle!

Number of Students: 34 (FY2015)

Programs Offered:

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Graduate Program
  • Doctoral Program
  • Certifications

Contact:
Jana Smith
Asst. Director Exec. MBA Prog.
405 W. Magnolia Avenue, Suite 503
Auburn University Auburn, AL 36849
Tel: 334-844-5078

Cornell University

The Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate offers a comprehensive, specialized, and flexible real estate degree. Commit to two years of immersive study with Cornell's Baker Program in Real Estate and you will build the foundations and expertise needed to become a leader in the field. Boasting the largest full-time real estate faculty in the country, the Baker Program's real estate classes provide expertise in areas as diverse as:

  • The role of the developer, owner, investor, financier, operator, and user.
  • Investigation into development, finance, investment and deal structuring, architecture, construction management, sustainable design, law, property management, urban economics, and planning.

At the end of the first semester, students, in collaboration with their advisors, select a concentration — an area of specialized expertise that distinguishes them in the industry. A summer internship between the first and second year typically aligns with the chosen area of concentration, and the second year at the Baker Program is dedicated to completing study in that area of specialization. Two real estate case study trips, one domestic and one international, will expose students to the current applications of their coursework, and broaden their professional networks.  A requirement for leadership and management instruction ensures that you will begin the next chapter of your career prepared for a management role.

Programs Offered:

  • Graduate Program
  • Graduate (Minor) Program

Contact:
Dustin Jones
Cornell University Baker Program in Real Estate
Director
Tel: 607-255-7110

Marquette University

Marquette University

The Commercial Real Estate major is an applied undergraduate experience that includes classroom, on-site and in the office experiences that lead to internships, job placement, and lifelong learning. The Commercial Real Estate major emphasizes theory and practical applications. Students learn how to apply principles of market analysis, financing and development with respect to commercial real estate.

Number of Students: 65

Programs Offered:

  • Real Estate Major for Undergraduates

Contact:
Christine Korjenek MBA, CAE
Associate Director,
Center of Real Estate
Tel: 414-288-1746

Monmouth University

Monmouth University

Monmouth University's Kislak Real Estate Institute, a center of distinction, affords students a unique advantage, providing training and executive development through faculty members who are practicing experts in real estate and related fields.

The Master of Business Administration: Real Estate Track at Monmouth has been designed to meet the needs of those whose careers center around the real estate industry and are seeking advanced knowledge in the areas of real estate valuation, finance, lease, law, and development as well as a solid business background.

Undergraduate students who have an interest in real estate and business management should consider a concentration in real estate. Through course work, as well as participation in the Kislak Real Estate Institute, students will develop the ability to make decisions as investors, asset managers, consultants, developers, or lenders.

The Certificate Program is a multidisciplinary program that would suit established professionals who must make real estate decisions as investors, asset managers, consultants, developers, or officers of financial institutions. Professionals in allied fields such as architecture, accounting, and financial services will find that this program provides the conceptual and practical skill needed for a productive career related to commercial real estate. The program is the only executive education real estate program in the State of New Jersey.

Programs Offered:

  • Undergraduate Programs
  • Graduate Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Contact:
Peter Reinhart
Director
Kislak Real Estate Institute
Tel: 732-571-3660

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

The Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University is one of the most respected and recognized business programs in the nation, ranking 8th among public university business schools and 17th overall. Fisher College offers both undergraduate and graduate specializations in real estate, as well as an interdisciplinary real estate minor that draws on the disciplines of finance, city and regional planning and construction systems management. In addition to rigorous, action-based learning experience, students benefit from close connections between the college and the vibrant real estate industry established by the Ohio State Center for Real Estate. The in-depth real estate courses cover wide range of real estate industry topics from real estate law, to real estate finance, real estate development and real estate management.

Number of students: 54

Programs Offered:
Undergraduate Real Estate and Urban Analysis major
Undergraduate Real Estate Minor (coming spring semester of 2016)
Graduate Real Estate track for MBA students

Contact:
Jana Hrdinova
The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate
Fisher College of Business
The Ohio State University
Tel: 614-292-8916

Portland State University

Portland State University

Portland State University's Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree is a joint program of our School of Business Administration and our School of Urban Studies and Planning. We offer courses in sustainable urban development; real estate finance, markets, and law; and real estate project development. The MRED degree expos students to all the disciplines in commercial real estate – development, underwriting, market analysis, property and asset management, urban planning and project design, leading to many career options. The MRED degree can be completed in 12 months on a full-time basis and 24 months as a part-time student.

Number of Students: 42

Programs Offered:

  • Master of Real Estate Development
  • Minor in Real Estate Development for Undergraduates

Contact:
Dr. Gerard C.S. Mildner
Director, Center for Real Estate
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751-SBA
Portland, Oregon  97207-0751
Tel: 503-725-5175

San Diego State University

San Diego State University (SDSU) is to create a ready-day-one educational program for students who aspire to become future leaders and professionals within the multifaceted real estate industry. This vision and the changing nature of today's real estate market require that graduates receive a complete education that provides both breadth and depth in this field. Our students receive a solid foundation in business and real estate through a core business curriculum combined with courses in real estate finance, law, development, investment and valuation. Graduates will also be prepared to continue learning, provide leadership, and contribute to communities and a variety of organizations, large and small, public and private.

Number of Students: 61 (current major and premajor)

Programs Offered:

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Real Estate Minor
  • Graduate Program
  • Day 1 Program
  • Construction and Sustainability Certificate Programs

Contact:
Melissa Abeyta
Center Coordinator
Tel: 619-594-8328

University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

The real estate program at University of Cincinnati (UC) is flexible and broad-based. You can choose to major, or minor.  We also offer a graduate program and certificate program. Each program combines a core curriculum covering the functional areas of business with specialized coursework in real estate, finance, urban economics and planning. Additionally, UC provides a strong offering of related courses in construction, urban economics and civil engineering. The program also emphasizes important skills such as writing, negotiation, oral communication and computer modeling. With invaluable input from alumni and industry advisors, curriculum is constantly evolving to keep pace with a changing world.

Number of students: 120

Programs offered:

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Graduate Program
  • Certificate

Contact:
Bridget Graber
Assistant Director
University of Cincinnati
Carl H. Lindner College of Business
Real Estate Center
225 Calhoun Street, Suite 300
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Tel: 513-556-7082

University of Colorado

University of Colorado

The CU Real Estate Center's mission is to foster and develop aspiring real estate professionals. We offer rigorous coursework, co-curricular activities, a personalized approach to networking and mentorship, and hands-on learning experiences in a top business school. The program provides undergraduate, MS and MBA students with opportunities to earn a degree with an emphasis in real estate. Undergraduates complete 18 credit hours of real estate classes and an internship program. The one-year MS program offers two tracks: Asset and Development Management. MBA students complete 18 credit hours of real estate classes to receive a degree with an emphasis in real estate. Our students graduate knowing they're prepared to make a positive impact. Our employer network hires nearly every graduate of our program — perhaps its most important validation.

Number of students: 35 Graduate students (MBA & MS) and 150 Undergraduates

Programs offered:

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Graduate/Masters Programs:
    • MS in Real Estate (1-year)
    • MBA degree (2-year)

Contact:
Lisa Peck
Administrative Assistant
CU Real Estate Center
995 Regent Dr., 419 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
Tel: 303-492-3258

University of Denver

University of Denver

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Managementat the Daniels College of Business allows you to combine real estate, property development and integrated project delivery from an accredited business college. We take a holistic approach to the business of the built environment — providing a 360-degree view of a project life cycle. Leadership skills, management training and business acumen are in high-demand — the Burns School’s unique approach and ties to business produces top-quality professionals who are prepared for the real-world.

Programs Offered:

  • Executive Master of Science in Real Estate
  • Undergraduate (Minor only)
  • Certificate Programs

Contact:
Dr. Barbara Jackson
Director
Tel: 303.871.3470

University of Maryland

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education. It delivers a comprehensive curriculum combining the business, finance and entrepreneurial aspects of real estate focusing on economic viability, environmental respect, and social responsibility. All professors are active industry professionals providing knowledge of commercial real estate development and management under current conditions. The program also offers a flexible schedule tailored specifically to each student’s needs. MRED also maintains a diverse student body, whose mix of academic backgrounds, experience, age, gender, ethnicity and culture provide an exceptional setting for learning, collaboration and professional connections.

Number of Students: 100

Programs Offered:

  • Master of Real Estate Development
  • Dual Degree: Master of Architecture and Master of Real Estate Development
  • Dual Degree: Master of Historic Preservation and Master of Real Estate Development
  • Graduate Certificate of Real Estate Development

Contacts:
Margaret McFarland, JD, Clinical Professor
Director, Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development
Mowatt Lane at Campus Drive, ARC Building 145, Room 1243
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Mobile: 240-472-8304 (All Calls and Messages)
Tel: 301-405-6790 (No Messages Please)

Germano J. Gomez, Associate Director
Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development
Mowatt Lane at Campus Drive, ARC Building 145, Room 1207
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD 20742
Mobile: 202.617.0421
Tel: 301.405.4386

University of San Diego

University of San Diego

The real estate program at the University of San Diego was founded in 1993. A $5 million gift named and endowed the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate (BMC) in 2004. As a Center of Excellence within the School of Business, the mission of the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate is to help recruit, educate and mentor our real estate students with the goal of facilitating their career pursuits in a socially responsible manner and with a global perspective. We accomplish this mission through support of outstanding faculty and professional staff, dedicated career services, active industry involvement and outreach and relevant and applied research.

The center provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. A world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts, within three committees and beyond, provide students with a one-of-a-kind, personalized educational experience that positions them for successful careers.

The Burnham-Moores Center's staff and affiliated faculty actively expand USD’s academic curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels while simultaneously creating a wide range of career-oriented opportunities for students outside of the classroom. The center’s initiatives are industry-oriented and maximize students’ opportunities to get involved directly in the real estate industry, both in the classroom and in extracurricular programs. These initiatives include a full range of career services, such as mentorships, internships, career counseling, and a Career Expo to serve students, alumni and employers.

The center also hosts informative industry-oriented conferences on a variety of commercial and residential real estate topics throughout the year. Programs address timely and relevant real estate trends of great interest. The distinguished speakers featured in the Burnham-Moores Center's programs consistently attract audiences ranging from 250-750 professionals representing the “who’s who” of real estate executives in the region.

Number of Students: Undergraduate students 5,711; Graduate students 2,797

Programs Offered: (undergrad, graduate, doctoral, certificate, etc.)

  • Undergrad — Major and Minor in Real Estate
  • Master — Part- and Full-time Master of Science in Real Estate
  • Certificate — Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development within our continuing education program

Contact:
Jacqueline L. Greulich
Student and Career Services Manager
University of San Diego School of Business
Avila 105
5997 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Tel: 619-260-7619
Fax 619-260-7496

University of St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas Real Estate

Visit the University of St. Thomas’ Real Estate Program website. 

Distinguishing Characteristics:

  • Two-year individualized program
  • Part-time, evening courses
  • Immersed in the regional real estate market
  • Focus on commercial real estate
  • Comprehensive coverage of real estate financial and quantitative decision making
  • In-depth study of advanced issues in valuation and land economics
  • Analysis of critical legal issues and techniques for market and feasibility studies
  • Understand the complexities of real estate investment analysis
  • Curriculum approved through the CCIM University Fasttrack

Number of Students: Undergraduate students 66; Graduate students 35

Programs Offered: (undergrad, graduate, doctoral, certificate, etc.) 

  • Undergrad — Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (BSRE)
  • Graduate — Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE)
  • Certificate — Professional Certificate in Commercial Real Estate (non-degree)

Contact:
Herb Tousley
Director of Real Estate Programs
Tel: 651-962-4263

University of Utah

University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business

The David Eccles School of Business Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program is one of only a handful of such program across the United States. The MRED curriculum is designed for students coming from various disciplines, such as land development, urban planning, finance, construction management, entrepreneurship, architecture, engineering and law. This program is ideal for students and professionals who are looking to take their career to the next level, network within the industry, and gain exposure to unprecedented educational opportunities.

Number of Students: 51

Programs Offered:

  • Master of Real Estate Development

Contact:
Abby Elieson
Program Coordinator, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Real Estate Development
SFEBB 8159
1655 East Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Tel: 801-587-8533

University of Washington

University or Washington

The Master of Science Real Estate (MSRE) at Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies is a rigorous graduate real estate education program that prepares students for full-time leadership roles within the real estate industry. Students may obtain a general MSRE degree or they may focus their studies in one of three specialty Options: Corporate Real Estate, Real Estate Development, or Real Estate Finance and Investment. Students may pursue the degree on either a full-time (5 quarters) or part-time (9 quarters) basis.

The program is professionally oriented and enjoys a very close relationship with the real estate industry. Students are encouraged to participate in industry organizations and must complete an internship during the course of their studies if they are not already working in the industry. The teaching schedule is consolidated into two afternoons a week with some courses taught in the evenings to accommodate students’ work in the industry.

Number of Students: 42

Programs Offered:

  • Master of Science in Real Estate
  • Specialization in Real Estate (while pursuing a graduate program in a different department across campus)
  • Graduate Certificate in Real Estate (launching 2017)
  • Undergraduate Real Estate Minor (launching 2017)

Contact:
Melissa Best
Program Manager
Tel: 206-616-5335

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