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Undergraduate Business Program

The Wood Center is committed to developing students interested in the field of commercial real estate (CRE). Undergraduate business majors declared in the real estate area of emphasis, students in the real estate minor or students completing real estate classes as part of an interdisciplinary major can receive career coaching and mentoring from Wood Center staff.

Class load for the real estate minor is seven classes, including:
BUSI 408   Corporate Finance
BUSI 585   Introduction to Real Estate
BUSI 601   Real Estate Finance
BUSI 603   Real Estate Development
BUSI 604H Real Estate & Capital Markets
BUSI 605    Real Estate Capstone

Plus one additional class chosen from:

BUSI 520 Advanced Spreadsheet Modeling
BUSI 580 Investments
BUSI 589 Fixed Income
PLAN 246 Introduction to Planning
PLAN 247 Solving Urban Problems
PLAN 317 Introduction to Site Planning and Urban Design
PLAN 375 Real Estate Development
PLAN 420 Green Architecture and Community Design
ECON 440 Analysis of Public Finance

Undergraduate Real Estate Club (UREC)

UREC welcomes all UNC students and fosters students’ professional development through educational programming, professional networking, career treks and access to technical training.

We meet weekly during the academic year with meetings that include the following kinds of activities:

  • Alumni guest presenters interested in helping to teach and recruit our real estate students
  • Information sessions from employers regarding recruitment opportunities
  • Real Estate 101 overview sessions to teach students about the field of CRE
  • Panel discussions
  • Case study presentations by alumni to highlight the real world, real estate aspect of what students are learning

Weekly newsletters keep you informed of club activities, internship and full-time job postings, and other opportunities in the field.

You don’t have to be a business major or a real estate minor to join UREC! Sign up through Heel Life website today!

Real World Real Estate

We like to make sure students are applying what they learn to the real world of real estate. We do so in the following ways:

Case Competitions – Each year the Wood Center sponsors a team to compete in a national real estate case competition. Four business majors in the Real Estate Area of Emphasis compete each year and earn a trip to the semi-final competition should their case be chosen to advance!

Career Treks – Over fall break, we organize career treks to tour companies and job sites at 4 or 5 companies within a major city. Previous treks have been to Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte,  to name a few.

UNC Real Estate Conference – Undergraduate students can attend the Wood Center’s yearly real estate conference for free. The conference offers a great way to network with professionals in the field.