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Real Estate

Field Description

The two-year Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate (M.P.S./R.E.) degree program is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses from nearly every college at Cornell. The degree is designed for aspiring real estate professionals who are in the early stages of their careers.

The Field of Real Estate is a committee of faculty members selected from several different colleges that is directly involved in and responsible for the design, delivery, and administration of the real estate curriculum. The professional study of real estate is concerned with the finance, exchange, development, management, marketing, and many other aspects of the real estate business. Real estate professionals in the field bring an understanding of the long-range economic, social, political, ethical, legal, and environmental implications of decisions about real estate.

The sixty-two credits of course work needed to earn the degree provide a comprehensive and lasting foundation for a professional career in real estate. Students take core courses in principles of real estate, the real estate development process, real estate finance and investments, managerial finance, residential development, real estate law, construction planning and operations, design in real estate development and real estate marketing and management, along with a weekly industry seminar. Elective courses are taken in a chosen area of concentration, and there is a leadership and management distribution requirement. Many concentration options are possible and may be structured from the hundreds of related courses taught at Cornell University (e.g., development, finance, investments, real estate consulting, sustainable development, property and asset management, real estate marketing and market analysis, or international real estate concentrations). Students complete real-world, semester-long project workshops during their second and final semesters.


Contact Information

Website: https://baker.realestate.cornell.edu/programs/masters-in-real-estate/
Email: real_estate@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-7110

489 Statler
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Real Estate

  • real estate

Faculty

Warren Bernard Bailey

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: international finance; financial markets

Richard S Booth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: land-use law; environmental planning; environmental politics; environmental law; critical-area preservation; administrative law

Walter Boudry

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate finance

Nancy Brooks

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: economics; urban planning

Thomas J. Campanella

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: urban planning

Paul Gerard Carr

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: construction operations and planning

Suzanne Lanyi Charles

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate

Jeffrey M. Chusid

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: historic preservation

John Corgel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate

Jan Adrian de Roos

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate finance; facility management

Kieran P. Donaghy

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests:

Kenneth Clark Hover

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: construction planning and operation

Ying Hua

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate

Dustin C. Jones

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: land development; zoning

Adam A. Klausner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate law

Nicholas Klein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: location affordability, transit-oriented development, public transportation

Daniel Lebret

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: commercial real estate, credit models for commercial real estate

Crocker H. Liu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate finance and economics

Peng Liu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: financial engineering; mortgage finance; REITs

Daniel W.C. Quan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: mortgage and asset-backed securities; real estate finance

Henry Walter Richardson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: architectural and urban design; housing in developing countries; international development

Stephani Robson

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: hospitality planning; environmental psychology

Stephan J. Schmidt

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: urban design

Eva M. Steiner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate finance and investment, REITs, REIT capital structures

Michael Andrew Tomlan

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: tax incentives for rehabilitation; transfer of development rights

Peter John Trowbridge

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: landscape architecture and environmental management

Maria Wolfe

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Divisional Member)
  • Concentrations: Real Estate: real estate
  • Research Interests: real estate communications, crisis communications, public speaking