MSRED Career Development

The MSRED program is dedicated to providing meaningful professional development programming and opportunities for networking and mentorship. The program employs a full-time career development professional dedicated to real estate students and alumni. Kate Rockey-Harris, MSRED Career Development Officer, can be reached at 212-854-0057/ kar2156@columbia.edu.

Throughout the academic year, students attend professional development presentations, engage in speed networking with alumni, and participate in the MSRED Alumni Mentorship Program. The MSRED program hosts an annual career fair in February that is attended by top companies in the industry. Additionally, there are many opportunities for internships and experiential learning projects that enable MSRED students to immediately apply their learned skills in professional contexts and make valuable contacts in the industry.

Graduates succeed in the field of real estate in various areas including: development, acquisitions, institutional investment, private equity, affordable housing, consulting, and the public sector. A notable amount of graduates also pursue entrepreneurial projects. The majority of MSRED alumni live and work in New York City, but the number of graduates working in other domestic markets and international locations increases each year.
Representative List of Companies Where MSRED Alumni are Employed:
AEW Capital Management
Anbau Enterprises
Bentall Kennedy
British Airways
Brookfield Financial
City Ventures, LLC
Clarion Partners LLC
Douglaston Development
Dundee Realty Corporation
G2 Investment Group, LLC
Goldman Sachs
GZ Real Estate
Hanover Street Capital Partners
Happold Consulting
HR&A Advisors
Jonathan Rose Companies
Langham Hospitality Group
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Rouse Properties, Inc.
Seritage Realty Trust
SHoP Architects
SL Green
Spirit Investment Partners
The Blackstone Group
The CIM Group
The Durst Organization
The Georgetown Company
The Richman Group
Two Trees Management

MSRED Alumni Mentorship Program

The MSRED Alumni Mentorship Program carefully matches current students with experienced alumni according to mutual interests and backgrounds, and offers the opportunity for one-on-one guidance throughout the fall and spring semesters, as well as broader networking during group Mentorship events. The program is designed to:
  • Provide students with insight into the current climate and opportunities in various sectors of the field, including ground-up development, entrepreneurial and institutional investment, private equity, consulting, and the public sector
  • Help MSREDs clarify career goals, identify resources and contacts, and plan job search strategies
  • Keep alumni connected with young, emerging professionals and informed about the current MSRED program
Mentors and mentees are matched at the end of the summer term each year. If you would like to participate as an alumni mentor, please email Kate Rockey-Harris, MSRED Career Development Officer, at kar2156@columbia.edu to learn how to get involved.

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