The Kellogg Real Estate Program continues to build on its successes of the last several years by fostering excellence in real estate education and research. Here some of the highlights:
Class Enrollments and Real Estate Majors
In the academic year 2011-2012, the total enrollment in our real estate courses was over 300. This growth is impressive considering that only 74 students took real estate classes in the academic year 1999-2000. Twenty students graduated in 2012 with a real estate major.
The Kellogg Real Estate Program now has nine course offerings:
- Real Estate Finance and Investments
- Urban Economic Development and Real Estate Market Analysis
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Lab courses (2)
- Real Estate Entrepreneurship
- Booth-Kellogg Challenge Lab
- International Real Estate
- Public Economics for Business Leaders: State and Local Policy
The Program has made significant strides in developing curricula that explores important areas of real estate and exposes students to the frontiers of research. Our success is also represented by significant improvements in student ratings, reflecting their satisfaction with our Program, class offerings, and events.
Continued Emphasis on Student Projects
The Program is devoted to developing the next generation of successful entrepreneurs by providing students with theoretical and practical tools, networking opportunities, and the hands-on experience necessary to maximize their chances for success as real estate entrepreneurs. In furtherance of these objectives, the Program continues to sponsor independent study projects. This past academic year, two noteworthy projects included: 1) the writing and publishing of a case study on the greening of the Empire State building, and 2) the writing of a case which provides a framework for developing student housing in various markets. These independent study projects promote the students’ learning by giving them hand-on experience in understanding business strategies in response to specific development/investment opportunities. The students consistently identify independent study opportunities and our lab projects as amongst their most valuable Kellogg experiences.