Real Estate Development

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About this program

A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering.

Career Opportunities

Real Estate Brokers

QuoVadis Gates from
Renée M. Grossman from Compass
Michael Levy from Grand Lux Realty
3 reviews
operate real estate office, or work for commercial real estate firm, overseeing real estate transactions. Other duties usually include selling real estate or renting properties and arranging loans.
$81630
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Real Estate Sales Agents

Jonathan de Araujo from The Vantage Point Team
Jamie Safier from Douglas Elliman
Cyrus Vaghar from Coldwell Banker
Chuck Vander Stelt from Quadwalls.com
9 reviews
rent, buy, or sell property for clients. Perform duties such as study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. Includes agents who represent buyer.
$62990
No degree required
Strong job growth
Personality Match

Urban and Regional Planners

develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
$79410
Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


Real Estate Appraisers

Glen Kangas from GA Appraisals
2 reviews
appraise real property to determine its value for purchase, sales, investment, mortgage, or loan purposes.
$65630
Bachelor's degree
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match

Property and Real Estate Managers

1 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).
$73210
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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