The RE Certificate Program continues to show solid growth. The real estate seniors are breaking our record as our largest senior class of 94 students. Ten of them are graduating in December 2016 and the other 84 will be enrolled in the 2017 spring RE Internship class. Here’s a breakdown of what they are studying in addition to the Real Estate Certificate.
Overall, we currently have a total of 141 seniors, juniors and sophomores signed up to earn the Real Estate Certificate including 40 young women. This fall we are offering 6 sections of real estate classes (Principles, Finance, Law and Development) and have filled 320 seats with interested students.
Co-Curricular Events this Academic Year - In addition to the bi-weekly meetings of the RE Club with outstanding industry speakers, construction site tours and Habitat for Humanity service projects, the Center offers a large number of co-curricular activities. Every fall we have a basic Excel training class for 6 weeks (non-credit) plus an advanced Excel for real estate analysis workshop in early December.
The undergraduate club is organizing an industry association night in early November. We should have 14 or so associations present (ULI, NAIOP, CREW, etc) to talk to students about student memberships and events. The graduate real estate students (MBA/MS) will be invited, too.
Job Placement for the May and August 2016 Grads - Job placement this past spring and summer was very successful with a 93% placement rate for the real estate seniors who were looking for employment. Newly minted graduates are working for CBRE (Denver), Marcus & Millichap (Chicago and San Diego), Prologis, King Soopers Real Estate Division, United Properties, Broe RE Group, Conscience Bay, Rare Space, Prior and Associates, Bellweather Asset Management (LA), Ruschmeyer Corporation, Inverness Properties, McCaffrey Interests and Berland Development Group among others.