Program & Curriculum

Kellogg’s real estate curriculum is designed to capture the importance and impact of real estate as an asset class in the global economy.

The recent financial crisis had its roots in the real estate market, and the tremendous change in the market has highlighted the need for tomorrow’s real estate professionals to have a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of the real estate industry.

Our curriculum is structured in two stages. In the first foundational stage we develop tools that are critical to the analysis of real estate transactions. In the second stage, which is more specific and provides depth of coverage for those wanting to specialize in real estate, we create a body of knowledge on the specific institutions of the market and the interaction of real estate markets with urban planning, development, entrepreneurship, public policy and law.


Requirements for majors and pathways for students matriculating on or after June 2015 can be found here.

Below are the Real Estate Pathway course offerings by faculty.

Faculty Member Title Course
Efraim Benmelech Professor of Finance
Director, Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research
REAL-922-B: International Real Estate
William Bennett Adjunct lecturer of Real Estate REAL-916: Real Estate Lab
REAL-925: Real Estate Entrepreneurship
David Cocagne Adjunct Lecturer of Finance REAL-444: Real Estate Development
David Dana Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Faculty and Research
Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law
Professor of Management & Strategy (Courtesy)
REAL-447: Legal Issues in Real Estate
Craig Furfine Clinical Professor of Finance FINC-454: Real Estate Finance and Investments
FINC-455: Applied Real Estate Finance and Investments
Jacques Gordon Adjunct lecturer of Real Estate REAL-922-B: International Real Estate
Richard Mattoon Adjunct lecturer of Real Estate REAL-443: Urban Economics and Market Analysis
Therese McGuire Senior Associate Dean: Curriculum and Teaching
Research Professorship in Strategic Management
KPPI-480: Public Economics: State and Local Policy
Charles Nathanson Assistant Professor of Finance FINC-454: Real Estate Finance and Investments