Understand the real estate market. Lead and succeed.
Develop the technical skills and intuition to build a lasting career in real estate.
UNC Kenan-Flagler has a long tradition in real estate as evidenced by our successful and entrepreneurial real estate alumni. Students who complete our real estate program have taken jobs in real estate investment, finance, development, consulting, investment banking, corporate real estate, and in most other possible fields within the real estate industry. The Leonard W Wood Center for Real Estate Studies offers our students, faculty and alumni the resources to bridge the worlds of academia and industry.
The Leonard W Wood Center for Real Estate Studies
The Leonard W Wood Center for Real Estate Studies and its Advisory Board focus on the overall strategy of the program and curriculum issues to ensure that students are learning state of the art analytical techniques. In addition, the Center helps students in their internship and career searches. Active alumni participation provides the bridge between current and former students. Their involvement and interaction is an essential part of the MBA experience for real estate students, and they provide guidance regarding job search, career interests, and other aspects of their experience through a variety of events.
- Real World Learning – The Real Estate Curriculum
The Real Estate Concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler is designed to provide MBA students with a broad background in all aspects of the real estate industry. The courses that are required in the concentration are designed to develop exposure, intuition and technical ability that can be applied to a wide array of real estate decision making.
- For those with an interest in development the capstone course, Real Estate Development Process, incorporates a development project sourced by the students, who have full responsibility for managing the development process from the idea state to the asset management stage. Historically, several class projects have become real developments undertaken by graduates of our program.
- For those whose interest is in investments and finance, our program is also distinguished by our student managed real estate private equity funds. Launched in 2007, the Real Estate funds have raised funds with the primary objective of providing our students real world knowledge of the private equity investment process.
- With more than 20 MBA electives along with the requirements for the Real Estate concentration, the real estate curriculum looks to expand and refine the skills of our students in a changing world environment.
The annual UNC Real Estate Conference – Organized by the Wood Center, this annual event brings industry leaders together for a lively discussion of current real estate trends.
The invitational UNC Real Estate Development Case Challenge – This annual invitational event attracts the top MBA real estate programs in the US and Europe. The Center provides all logistical support for this highly respected single-day competition.
Access to Industry Certifications – To further augment the real estate students’ experience, the Wood Center provides access to the ARGUS certification program and other programs which assist our students in career searches for internships and employment.
Sponsorship to attend Real Estate Industry meetings – To further provide our students real world exposure, the Wood Center arranges alumni leadership and financial assistance to attend industry meetings such as the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and SCIC.
Continued involvement beyond graduation – To provide program alumni a means to connect with other real estate alumni and to foster relationships with current students in the real estate program, our UNC Kenan-Flagler Real Estate Alumni are very active in their local areas.
If real estate is your passion, our program will provide you the skills and access to powerful relationships for a lasting career.