The Childress Klein Center for Real Estate (CKCRE) educates and develops real estate professionals, advances real estate research, and leads the community in conversations that educate and inspire innovation. They strive to advance knowledge in real estate, public policy and urban economics through graduate education, applied research, and industry/community collaboration.
Their Primary goals are:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Real Estate Education. Using faculty and practitioners to combine academic theory with industry best practices.
Innovative Research in Real Estate and Urban Economics. To provide academic research and expertise that guide decision-making and offer solutions for urban development, land use, real estate investment, and capital market issues and foster innovative real estate theory, policy, and practice.
Strategic Collaborations with Industry. Collaborate on applied research, and to enrich professional networks for our students and alumni.
The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to analyze, evaluate and execute complex real estate investment and development transactions. The curriculum draws from academic disciplines such as architecture, economics, engineering, finance, and geography to emphasize the multidisciplinary nature of the real estate industry and the diverse skill set required for success. Students graduating from the program have the skills necessary to qualify for positions such as development associates, underwriters, brokers, asset and property managers, acquisition specialists, and investment/financial analysts.
The real estate finance and development concentration will help develop both qualitative and quantitative problem solving skills, while gaining a better understanding of the role real estate investments play within the built environment. Emphasis is placed on the value proposition presented by different real estate investment alternatives, as well as the economic, political and social factors that influence the success or failure of such projects.
*This information is based on the school's 2016/2017 program and may not reflect changes, updates or deletions to the programs.