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Leonard W. Wood Center for Real Estate Studies

Engaging & Expanding the UNC Real Estate Community

Premier Industry Conference

Premier Industry Conference

Organized by the Wood Center, this annual event brings industry leaders together for a lively discussion of real estate trends.

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Engaged Alumni Network

Engaged Alumni Network

As one of the industry’s most engaged alumni networks, our community actively organizes multiple events across major geographies.

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Real-World Real Estate Programming

Real-World Real Estate Programming

Leveraging innovative programming, we prepare graduates for a wide array of real estate positions in nearly every corner of the industry.

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Comprehensive Real Estate Classes

Comprehensive Real Estate Classes

Our engaged faculty deliver a comprehensive and coordinated academic curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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National Recruiting Platform

National Recruiting Platform

Our students have access to employers across the country via relationships cultivated by our Center and career services offices.

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Dedicated Professional Staff

Dedicated Professional Staff

Our staff is solely focused on enriching the real estate experience for our students, faculty, alumni and employers.

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Premier Industry Conference

Premier Industry Conference

The UNC real estate conference offers a unique opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, and other real estate professionals to connect while gaining insight into upcoming market trends from leading experts in the industry. Over the course of the day, the conference features keynote speakers from nationally recognized real estate organization as well as interactive panels exploring current topics in the industry. Frequently filled to capacity, attendees are encouraged to register early.

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Engaged Alumni Network

Engaged Alumni Network

The Wood Center provides alumni with opportunities to connect with other real estate alumni and to foster relationships with current students in the real estate program. These events take place across the country and around the globe. Alumni remain engaged with the program via the Wood Center’s alumni database, exclusive LinkedIn group, and by serving on the Wood Center’s advisory board. All of these activities are generously funded via alumni donations to the Wood Center and Admissions Fellowships.

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Real-World Real Estate Programming

Real-World Real Estate Programming

More than a classroom, the UNC real estate program is distinguish by its hands-on approach to learning including its one-of-a-kind, student-managed real estate private equity funds, annual real estate development case competition, and access to industry events and certifications. The Wood Center works closely with students clubs at both the undergraduate and MBA levels to provide a comprehensive learning experience. Students regularly share their experiences via our blog.

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Comprehensive Real Estate Classes

Comprehensive Real Estate Classes

A diverse faculty supports the Wood Center’s research, education and outreach activities. This faculty delivers a comprehensive, coordinated curriculum at both the undergraduate and MBA levels representing the full spectrum of disciplines and experience in the real estate field.

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National Recruiting Platform

National Recruiting Platform

Our students average more than three years of industry experience at admission to our MBA program and form the largest group of MBA real estate students in the country, constituting over 10% of each MBA class. The program also attracts over 5% of each undergraduate class within the undergraduate business program. Our large collection of talented students attracts employers from across the country and across real estate asset classes.

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Dedicated Professional Staff

Dedicated Professional Staff

The Wood Center staff is your link to our UNC real estate community. Make sure we can keep you aware of opportunities to connect and learn. Help us continue to provide a high level of service to our student, faculty, alumni and employers.

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David Hartzell
David Hartzell, Distinguished Professor in Real Estate, Professor of Finance

"To stay on top of changes in the real estate industry, our curriculum is continuously changing. We focus on the practical by offering students increasing levels of real-world exposure to the real estate industry and its issues."