The CU Real Estate program provides Undergraduate, MS and MBA students with opportunities to earn a degree with an emphasis in real estate. Founded in 1989 by a passionate group of local real estate leaders from Denver and Boulder, the 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. Our students graduate knowing they're prepared to make a positive impact.

Our faculty is chaired by one of the nation’s top real estate finance professors and academic researchers, Dr. Tom Thibodeau. The faculty includes Associate Professor Stephen Billings, Assistant Professor Emily Gallagher, Senior Instructor Curtis Sears; and lecturers with industry experience in law, architecture, and development. The Center is led by its Executive Director Michael P. Kercheval, a real estate executive with a proven track record of accomplishment and innovation.

Undergraduate Degree in Real Estate 

Preparing students for a real estate career by exploring the link between real estate and capital markets, developing real estate decision-making skills, and analyzing real estate opportunities. Our curriculum is an integrated process designed to prepare students for real estate careers in today's business environment.

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Master's Degree in Real Estate

Twelve-month program offering extensive coursework and an application of materials, preparing students for a range of job opportunities. Incorporating experiential learning and a multitude of opportunities for students to interact with industry leaders in classes and in events sponsored by the CU Real Estate Center. 

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MBA in Real Estate

The Real Estate track in the Leeds MBA program is unlike any in the nation in its commitment to student development and career placement. We are defined by our personalized approach to career services, by our network of industry leaders, and by the depth and ambition of our curriculum. We build and nurture connections—sound relationships are paramount to the success of our industry. We foster alliances that make our business environment better.

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