73% of CARW members attended secondary education at institutions within the State of Wisconsin. Of the nearly 700 members who we have collected information for, 20% attended UW-Milwaukee; 18% attended UW-Madison; 9% attended Marquette University and 6% attended UW-Whitewater. CARW currently works with these four colleges to provide scholarships and career opportunities to keep talent by Wisconsin in Wisconsin.
Marquette's program keeps the emphasis on real estate where it belongs: on practical applications, not just theory. Real estate majors will learn how to apply principles of market analysis, financing, and development with respect to commercial real estate — literally building from the ground up in some cases. And because you'll graduate as an applied decision-maker, not just a number cruncher, you'll already have the skills employers demand. Marquette currently offers a major in Real Estate.
Find out more about Marquette’s program - HERE
Real Estate Asset Program (REAP)
Marquette real estate majors in their junior year are eligible to apply to participate in REAP. REAP’s mission is to provide an applied-learning environment for a select group of real estate program students in which they gain real-world experience in investment sourcing, underwriting, closing, management, and investor reporting. Participants will make investment recommendations to the investment committee, with oversight of a more than $2 million pledged fund of equity for investment, based on their analysis.
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Director, Real Estate Asset Program
Commercial Real Estate Club
ACRE Program (Associates in Commercial Real Estate)
Real Estate Exchange (REEX) Summer Program
Student Resources and Partnerships
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
UWM currently offers the Real Estate Certificate program which will expose students to real estate markets, finance, valuation, and property development and management. You have the option to take additional coursework in real estate law or environmental issues.
Lubar’s real estate faculty have strong linkages with real estate industry executives, bringing experts to the classroom to discuss a wide range of current issues with students. You can also benefit from becoming student members of the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM) and the Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin (CARW) while in the program.
UWM Graduate School
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
At the University of Wisconsin - Madison, the primary goal of the undergraduate real estate major is to comprehensively underwrite commercial real estate, which is broad-based and follows the education thought leadership of James A. Graaskamp, who expressed that “Real estate should be taught as a process of dynamic interactions rather than functional and historical facts.” Underwriting commercial real estate includes the analysis of all property types and the development of residential communities while assessing and managing risk in all aspects of real estate relative to finance, development, valuation, and market analysis. To effectively underwrite commercial real estate, students must be able to identify and synthesize technical or basic skills, conceptual knowledge, and critical thinking skills, and understand the real estate landscape to make informed and thoughtful property decisions. Graduates of the real estate major secure employment in a wide range of positions and responsibilities including real estate private equity investment, commercial real lending and valuation, and real estate development among many other areas including asset/property management and investment sales and brokerage.
Find more information about Madison's Real Estate major - HERE
Wisconsin’s two-year MBA in Business: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics offers the kind of in-depth real estate graduate education you won’t get anywhere else. World-class faculty in the classroom, hands-on projects and case studies, international travel, and the unique Applied Real Estate Investment Track (AREIT) program in real estate investment trust management. You’ll interact with cutting-edge real estate faculty and influential alumni and other leaders in the real estate industry on the Graaskamp Center Board of Advisors. Together, they make up a powerful web that connects and complements your experience in the program and beyond. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wisconsin MBA in real estate in the top three in the US. See the program website for more information.
Learn more about Madison's MBA in Real Estate - HERE
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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
The University of Whitewater currently offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance provides students with an understanding of the financial and legal dimensions of business including a strong foundation in corporate finance, investments, money, and capital markets, and personal financial planning. Emphases available in the Finance major include financial planning, insurance, investment, real estate, and honors degree options. The program is unique in offering both Bloomberg Certification and opportunities to participate in the Applied Investment Program.
Learn more about Whitewater's Finance program - HERE
Applied Investments Program (AIP)
Real Estate Club