In the MRED program we believe strongly in learning by doing. Students take the knowledge gained in the classroom and put it to use in case studies and projects that analyze real life situations, current market and finance conditions, and the most recent trends. They access and contribute to the latest real world research through the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center and put their knowledge to the test through competitions like the Utah Real Estate Challenge.
Real Estate Around the World is a participatory learning experience where students help conceive, research and execute a trip around the world visiting notable real estate projects and meeting with real estate professionals. The organization of the class is modeled on a real estate partnership where the instructor serves as Managing Partner and the students are Junior Partners. The students work as a team as they research and network to find candidate projects and professionals to visit on the trip.
The Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah. The competition fosters understanding of real estate development by giving students the opportunity to prepare and present a real estate development plan to a panel of expert judges. A grand prize of $20,000 will be awarded to the student team with the most promising and economically viable Real Estate Development Plan. Second and third prizes are $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.
For MRED students, we understand that gaining hands-on experience through projects and extracurricular activities is essential for starting or continuing a career in real estate. The Eccles School offers a variety of experiential learning programs available to MRED students – even opportunities that fit within a working student’s schedule.
We also know that MRED students may want to increase their career options by networking with professionals from the real estate industry. If that’s you, keep reading below.
MRED students also have the opportunity to be involved in a number of other clubs and experiential programs at the Eccles School.
The Real Estate Labs at the Ivory Boyer Real Estate Center are round table discussions with real estate professionals. The Lab is held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. during fall and spring semesters.
MRED students have the opportunity to be paired with professional mentors, industry insiders at the top of their fields. Students meet with their mentors monthly and gain knowledge and insight into their experience, their business practices and their area of expertise. The information and networking that emerges from these relationships is unrivaled within the real estate industry.