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Real Estate

Combine a strong curriculum with access to one of the most vibrant real estate markets in the world

Stern's real estate courses are housed within its finance department, examining valuation, appraisal, investment and risk and return elements in commercial real estate financing. The curriculum gives students the freedom to focus on both the real estate finance and the real estate development aspects of the field. 

Selected Real Estate Employers of NYU Stern MBAs

Ackman Ziff
Aetos Capital
Allianz Real Estate of America
EMMES Asset Management
Exeter Property Group
Jones Lang LaSalle
Tishman Speyer
Learn about Career Development at Stern and view more Stern employers


Hear more about the Real Estate career path from Tom Catherwood, Tom McKinley, and David Weinstock:

The Stern Real Estate Club

Networking for Real Estate

Interviewing for Real Estate Finance

Center for Real Estate Finance Research

The Center for Real Estate Finance Research at NYU Stern aims to foster thought leadership in real estate finance, to support the teaching mission of the school to produce future leaders in the real estate industry and to promote dialogue with our alumni and industry leaders in the field. Key Center initiatives include:
  • The Executive in Residence Program, which brings together Stern students and senior leaders in the field of real estate.
  • The Career Mentor Program, which pairs Stern students specializing in real estate with an industry leader.
  • The Real Estate Symposium, which brings together thought leaders and senior executives from the field for a half-day event. This year's speakers included executives from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Freddie Mac, JP Morgan and ARMOUR Residential REIT.

Student Clubs

Stern Real Estate Club
Graduate Finance Association

Related Specializations

Real Estate
Corporate Finance

Related Electives at Other NYU Graduate Schools

Approved classes at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate:
  • Commercial Lease Analysis
  • The Development Process
  • International Real Estate
  • Real Estate Valuation and Analysis
  • Seminar in Valuation and Analysis

Alumnus Profile

Full-time MBA Tom Career Real Estate Photo
Tom Catherwood, MBA 2009

Associate, REITs Equity Research, Cowen and Company

Undergraduate: Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

Pre-Stern work experience: Project Manager, Grunley Construction

Stern specializations:

Club involvement:
Vice President Real Estate Club, Teaching Assistant Management Communications

Summer internship: Federal Reserve Bank of New York


"I have always been fascinated by real estate. In my previous life as a construction project manager, I learned all the “How’s” of building development: design, construction and operations. I came to Stern to understand why buildings are built. Stern’s unparalleled programs in finance, economics and strategy taught me that buildings are more than just bricks and mortar; they are assets, complex financial products and an essential component of a company’s competitive advantage. Stern taught me to see the bigger picture and prepared me for a challenging career in New York real estate."