Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies

The UConn School of Business Center for Real Estate is ranked #1 in the nation for real estate research and is among the top 10 real estate programs in the U.S. Its impressive academic credentials are matched by a strong emphasis on real-world problem solving, and our activities embrace many disciplines including finance, statistics, economics and geography. The Center for Real Estate offers scholarship opportunities, resume book and job opportunities, and industry and student networking through the Real Estate Society field trips. The Center functions as an academic partner to the real estate industry. Many UConn Real Estate students begin their professional careers as interns, placed with the Center's assistance. Real estate professionals and alumni support the Center by sponsoring events and providing scholarships. Firms recruit graduating students for positions in real estate acquisitions, analysis, appraisal, development, dispositions, investment, research, and valuation.

The Real Estate and Urban Economics major is available to students at the Storrs Campus.

You will take classes like:

  • Real Estate Principles
  • Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Appraisal
  • Real Estate Law

Meet the faculty and staff of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.

 

 

 

  • Study abroad and take courses toward your major in places like China, Australia, the UK, and more!

 

 

  • Participate in a Real Estate internship: Since 1972, the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies (the Center) at the University of Connecticut has sponsored the Real Estate Intern Program. It is an integral part of the academic program offered to students concentrating in real estate and finance.

 

 

 

 

What types of experiential learning are Real Estate majors engaging with?

 

In a 2019 survey of Real Estate students, when asked what opportunities had the strongest impact on their development of professional skills:

   

     60% of respondents indicated student organizations

 

 

 

"Joining different organizations on campus like the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society exposed me to many different people from different backgrounds."

 

"Holding a position within Alpha Kappa Psi and being Treasurer of an on-campus club, Operation Smile, had a strong impact on my first few years of college." 

 

 

   

     40% of respondents indicated the Business Connections Learning Community

    

 

"Traveling to Ireland on the BCLC immersion trip was a big highlight. It was my first time travelling abroad and seeing into another culture was a very enlightening experience."

 

"The mentorship program through the Business Learning Community had a very strong impact and is highly recommended."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jobs Held by Recent Graduates

• Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Analyst

• CRE Financial Analyst

• Development Analyst

• Information Analyst

• Investment Analyst, Asset Management

• Junior Appraiser

• Real Estate Analyst

• Real Estate Asset Manager

• Real Estate Investments

• Rotational Trainee

 

 

 

 

 

Samples of Where Alumni Work

• Barings Real Estate

• Bentall Kennedy

• Boston Capital

• Cigna

• Clanon Partners

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers

• Cushman and Wakefield

• FRQ Property Advisors

• J.P. Morgan Asset Management

• Kroll Bond Rating Agency

• MetLife

• Sun Life Financial

• The Richmond Group

• UBS Wealth Management

• Webster Bank

• Wells Fargo

Median Base Salary: $63,500

High Base Salary: $75,000


120-Credit Breakdown

Real Estate is for You

If you're interested in:

  • Commercial real estate
  • Finance and economics
  • Statistics
  • Geography
  • Insurance and real estate appraisal
  • Property management

and you want to learn from internationally-recognized faculty as you prepare to work in a dynamic and challenging field.
 
Learn more by contacting a TME student mentor.

Apply to Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies

Student Voices

Cassie Cicalis (Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies,'20)

 

“My internship experience at Barings far exceeded my expectations. I appreciated how open and available people were to discuss their roles, real estate trends, and offer industry advice. I gained valuable exposure that I am sure will help me wherever I land after graduation."

Michael