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Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

A strong foundation built on tradition, supported by research

At the Wisconsin School of Business you’ll receive a comprehensive education in real estate finance, appraisal, development, asset management, market analysis, law and the regulatory environment, and urban land economics.

Our faculty has been passionate about and dedicated to cutting-edge education based on research for over a century. Your degree will support a career path in public or private industry, in areas including real estate development, appraisal, corporate real estate asset management, and real estate analysis.

Faculty and Research

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Our faculty members contribute to the real estate profession both in and beyond the classroom.

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Featured Publications

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Research Seminars

Browse upcoming, recent, and archived research seminars.

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Degrees We Support

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Undergraduate Program

Real estate majors learn to appraise property values, oversee development programs, manage properties, and plan and regulate communities.

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MBA – Real Estate Specialization

The specialization features high-level coursework in real estate development, investment, and analysis, along with fundamental business courses.

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Global Real Estate Master (MS)

Designed specifically for non-U.S. graduate-level students and alumni, this program blends rigorous classroom instruction with interactive learning experiences outside the classroom.

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PhD in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

The Wisconsin PhD Program in real estate and urban land economics prepares individuals for careers in research and teaching at the university level.

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Knowledge Centers

James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

Our main goal is to serve as a link between faculty and students, alumni, the professional real estate community, government agencies, and the general public.

Beyond Degrees

Student Organizations

Students benefit from many opportunities for involvement and leadership outside the classroom.

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