People

We are committed to student success. In addition to providing valuable educational and professional development opportunities for our undergrads and MBAs, we advise and mentor. We're approachable.

Faculty

Our faculty is chaired by Dr. Tom Thibodeau, one of the nation’s top real estate finance professors and academic researchers. The faculty includes full-time instructor Curtis Sears; and five lecturers with industry experience in law, architecture, and development.

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Staff

Under the leadership of Executive Director Michael P. Kercheval, the Center staff strives to enrich the student academic experience. Whether supporting students in advising capacities or developing innovative industry engagement opportunities, our staff is second to none. Get to know the Center staff—we're here to help.

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International Advisory Board

Was established to provide a connection between the Center and top real estate executives, national markets, and international networks.

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Council

Our real estate initiatives, academic and programmatic, would not exist without the support of our Council members. This membership organization gathers quarterly. The meetings cover everything from market conditions and the latest economic data to CU Boulder updates. Student mentoring, hands on internship and job placement, networking, and industry-engagement opportunities are also discussed.Click here to join.

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Leadership Award

The CU Real Estate Center Leadership Award is given to those individuals who are outstanding exponents of the real estate or related industry and who have brought extraordinary credit to the University and the Center. While only one award may be presented annually, it is not mandatory that one be selected each year. The following areas are considered when selecting the Leadership Award recipient.
  • Service to the University of Colorado
  • Service to the CU Real Estate Center
  • Service to the community
  • Career achievements
  • Professional impact

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Koelbel Alumni Award

The CU Real Estate Center Koelbel Alumni Award is presented to alumni of the University of Colorado who have contributed their time and energy on behalf of the Real Estate Center and students who go through the real estate program. While one award may be presented annually, it is not mandatory that one be selected each year. The following areas are considered when selecting the Alumni Award recipient.
  • Service to the CU Real Estate Center
  • Involvement with students in the Real Estate Program

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