Real estate is one of the most important asset classes in any economy. The 2015 forecast from the Urban Land Institute shows commercial real estate transaction volume rising to $470 billion this year from $424 billion in 2014, an increase of 11 percent. ON the residential side 4,940,000 existing homes and 437,000 new construction home were sold in 2014.
Real estate careers are varied and focus on key areas such as development, investment, management, finance and capital markets. Owen students are exposed to a blend of courses from in-town real estate practitioners and academic faculty that give them a balanced, real-world view of the market. Owen real estate students have enjoyed a great placement record both locally and nationally.
Real Estate Emphasis
Hours Required: 8
8 hours in Real Estate courses paired with 12 hours in a Finance Concentration is designed to provide defined career direction.
MBA real estate careers include Investment Sales Brokerage, Real Estate Advisory/Investment Management, Development and Property Management.
Selected Companies That Hired Owen Students - Real Estate
|Allianz||Crown West Realty/Petrus Partners|
|Boyle Investment Company||OakPoint Properties|
|CB Richard Ellis||The Mathews Company|
|Cracker Brarrel||Simon Property Group
Adjunct Assistant Professor in Real Estate Finance
Adjunct Professor of Management
|J. Thomas McDaniel
Adjunct Professor in Real Estate Finance
Real Estate Club
The Real Estate Club is one of the most active at Owen, and is committed to providing the education, resources, and support for its members in real estate pursuits. Activities include networking receptions, breakfast meetings, property tours, speakers and much more.
Real Estate Capstone Project
During this semester-long course, MBA students work on a real-world real estate project, which challenges their management and business skills. Past projects include partnering with architecture students to create a comprehensive urban revitalization plan for the city of Lebanon, Tennessee.
More Resume-Building Activities
Advisory Board Networking Receptions
Receptions throughout the year allow students to meet and learn from board members.
Argus Real Estate Valuation Software Training
Learn to use this industry-standard valuation software.
Meet with real estate firms and high-level professionals in Nashville and other cities.
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Breakfast Meetings
Attend the monthly NAIOP meetings free of charge as an Owen student.
Visit various properties and learn from the business people who made them a reality.
Real Estate Development Case Competition
Pit your real estate development skills against those of other MBA students.
Meet Students & Alumni
Skills Companies Seek
Experience in real estate industry or associated industry or service
Passion for the industry
Constitution that can withstand a turbulent industry
Strong quantitative skills
Interpersonal & communication skills
Ability to visualize