Published: April 29, 2020
Resources for Real Estate Students

The expiration of some stay-at-home orders, and the extension of others, is creating confusion for most industries including real estate. Different timing and standards at state, county and local levels are adding complexity to an already challenging landscape. However, we are inspired by the collective determination of our industry as we all move forward.

Like most we are looking forward to returning to some semblance of previous norms. And keenly aware that new standards for the short and long-term are inevitable. Preparing for this new future is as important as ever. Resources including articles, webinars and opportunities to connect are important tools professionals and students can use to prepare for an uncertain future.

This week we have curated the resources for our students and colleagues. Student resources are available to current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the Leeds School of Business. Additional resources are detailed below and available for professionals and students.

Resources for Real Estate Students

Adopt a Business Buff

This program aims to match you with a Leeds alum or community member who will help you with networking and securing a position during this unprecedented time. Get connected today.


Work on short-term, paid professional projects that will help you continue to build skills—and your network—while you seek the right full-time role. Find a project.

MS Real Estate Program at Leeds

Have you considered staying at Leeds for one more year to further focus your professional skills while you execute your job search? This way, you can be working toward an advanced degree as our economy and job market recover from the unprecedented scenario we are facing. In one year, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a more robust job market with a specialized master’s degree.

Career Webinars

Alumni Career Webinar Series provides online learning opportunities that will offer you the chance to hear from experts who will discuss things like finding a job you love, getting and giving feedback, taking the entrepreneurship plunge, faculty research and more. View recorded webinars here.

This Week's Resources for Real Estate Students and Professionals


Hotels and retailers not paying rent due to the coronavirus pandemic spikes in April, Trepp says

Nearly 20% of all lodging CMBS loans are categorized as either “in grace period” or “beyond grace period,”  according to data from Trepp, a New York-based research firm that tracks the CMBS market.

JPMorgan Chase to raise mortgage borrowing standards as economic outlook darkens

JPMorgan Chase, the country’s largest lender by assets, is raising borrowing standards this week for most new home loans as the bank moves to mitigate lending risk stemming from the novel coronavirus disruption.

Financial impact of COVID-19: What retailers and landlords can do.

Provided by the ICSC. Shelter-in-place orders, designed to stem the spread of COVID-19, also mean uncertainty and disruption, including widespread closures of shopping centers.

Creating Next: A Post Covid-19 Reality

An abrupt shift in consumer attitudes has resulted in significant behavioral changes that have ramifications across the commerce landscape.


PropTech Perspectives: Office Buildings & Spaces

Hosted by Dror Poleg and watch on-demand. Covering the current and future impact of Covid-19 on the future of work and offices — and sharing a local perspective from London, Paris, New York, Dallas, and Hong Kong. Including an update on each panelist's respective market.

Preparing for re-entry and reimagining the workplace

Watch on-demand. While the social distancing mandated by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be in effect for the foreseeable future, now’s the time for organizations to think about re-entry into what will be a fundamentally different workplace model.

JLL COVID-19 Retail Insights Webinar

Watch on-demand. Gain insights and perspectives focused on Retail surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from JLL and industry leaders as they discuss the latest research, insights and considerations for both occupiers and landlords in the Retail sector.

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CUREC Announces New Leader of International Advisory Board

With record growth in students pursuing real estate, Peter Cushman plans to help them succeed in an uncertain future. Former IAB chair Eliot Hoyt passes the 'baton' to Peter Cushman, ushering in CUREC's next generation of leadership. The CU Real Estate Center (CUREC) at the Leeds School of Business has...

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