Real Estate

  • Lisa Chambers
  • 303.492.4194
  • Koelbel S350H

Undergraduate Advising

  • 303.492.4418
  • Koelbel S220
  • “The level of knowledge and maturity of graduates from this program exceeded my expectations. They came to my company with solid skills and a strong work ethic and have performed exceptionally well in a setting that requires multitasking on a regular basis. I will always look to the CU Real Estate Center for future employees.”
  • Susan Powers
    Urban Ventures, LLC

  • “The Real Estate Certificate program is an excellent bridge between school and the real world. It has been an enormous help in the job hunt and has made me more comfortable about my skill set when I do enter the work force.”
  • Alex Johnson
    Graduated 2013



The undergraduate real estate certificate program is open to current Leeds students only. The certificate program consists of a total of 18 credit hours of course work, including an academic internship (download the list of required courses and the list of elective courses). Students who successfully complete all the course and internship requirements will be awarded a Real Estate Certificate and transcript designation.

The certificate program is designed to give students a thorough, multidisciplinary understanding of real estate. It prepares students for a real estate career by providing a solid foundation in capital markets, developing students' decision-making skills, and framing real-world challenges in a multidisciplinary context. Additionally, completion of the certificate satisfies the course work requirement necessary to obtain a broker's license in the state of Colorado. If you wish to receive a certificate, please complete the "certificate intent form" and submit to Lisa Chambers.

Contact Lisa Chambers for more information.

Internship Requirement

Internships are required for those who wish to earn the real estate certificate. The internship must be with a real estate related company and must be approved by the Real Estate Center staff. In order for your internship to qualify, it must be completed DURING the spring semester when you are enrolled in REAL 4810, the Academic Internship class. The internship must be for a minimum of 100 hours, which generally consists of approximately 8-10 hours a week during the semester. You must also attend the required class session dates in addition to the hours you spend at your internship.

It is possible that an internship during the summer before your senior year could be considered your academic internship, however; it must be approved. Contact Lisa Chambers for details.

Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Colorado Leeds School of business and the Real Estate Center all offer scholarships to real estate students. Beyond these opportunities, there are scholarships available to students outside of the university offered by various real estate organizations. Please note, the industry scholarships often require a separate application and have different eligibility standards.

Scholarship information may be found here.

To learn about other scholarships available to current students, please visit here.

Undergraduate Case Competitions

In recent years, our undergraduate real estate students have participated in several case competitions annually:

  • Sherm Miller Case Competition - November of each year vs. CSU and DU
  • USC International Case Competition - April of each year vs. international teams
  • Villanova Case Competition - April of each year vs. international teams
  • Cornell Case Competition - November of each year vs. international teams
  • ICSC Case Competition - May of each year at RECON vs. international teams

  • Club

    The CU Real Estate Club is an undergraduate student organization at the Leeds School of Business. Our membership is made up of students across all four years, and all majors of study throughout CU, who share an interest in real estate. Our goal is to provide a platform for students to become involved with the local real estate community. We provide networking opportunities, educational events, and career development activities.

    Key Aspects

    • Host a number of speakers on Tuesday evenings throughout the academic year that will allow the members to gain knowledge of the various elements of the real estate industry.
    • Visit sites of current real estate developments, completed projects, and construction sites to provide our members with a first-hand look into the real estate world
    • Provide service back to the community with an annual Habitat for Humanity volunteer day.
    • Develop and maintain a relationship with the real estate companies present in the Boulder community, and, by doing so, gain valuable networking contacts within the field.
    • Provide our members with an insight into the industry related education available at CU to help each member tailor their CU education to help best prepare them for their career.

    Calendar for 2018-2019

    Meetings are from 6:30pm-7:45pm in Koelbel 300 on the following dates for the fall semester:

  • September 4
  • September 18
  • October 3
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13

  • Habitat for Humanity - tbd
  • Denver RiNo Trek - tbd
  • (Pizza is served at 6:30pm and the program begins at 6:45)


    • President: Alex McPherson,
    • Meeting Coordinator: Noah Green,
    • Meeting Coordinator: Luke Watts,
    • Social Coordinator: Taylor Welsh,
    • Construction Coordinator: Caleigh Hutchins,
    • Junior Coordinator: Joycelin Appiah,
    • Club Advisor: Lisa Chambers,