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MSRED Extracurricular Programming

Bric-X Travel Grants

At the conclusion of the International Real Estate course sequence in the Fall term, students apply for a competitive allocation of travel grants which allow the students, together with their regional faculty, to visit their chosen region over the winter break in order to test the feasibility of their applied portfolio research. Regional electives include Brazil, China, India, France and the U.S..Teams are hosted by a variety of public and private actors who will engage the teams in a bilateral dialogue which exposes the students to the challenges of real estate investing in both emerging and mature foreign markets. As part of the GSAPP’s Studio X Global Network Initiative, teams are afforded a platform for exploring and engaging an emerging network of global real estate professionals.

Lunchbox Lecture Series

The RED Student Association hosts a weekly lecture series with prominent real estate development executives. Through the series, students learn about issues in the industry and interact formally with experienced senor executives from the development community.

Internship Program and Independent Research

RED students pursue internships at private developers, financial institutions, public agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations actively involved in real estate. Internship opportunities in the NYC area provide participants with hands-on experience working in real estate. As an option, students can also undertake Independent Research with CURE— including development feasibility, financial analysis, market research, project management, asset management, and industry studies.
"Columbia University was the stepping stone that enabled me to access the real development world. The combination of learning the real estate fundamentals in finance, law, construction and design coupled with being educated on market analysis, political environment and new development concepts is just the right tutoring balance. This coursework and the level of professional lecturers at Columbia makes this real estate program the number one course for real estate professionals in the world today."

Dermot B. Johnson,
Director, Corporate Real Estate and Services
Credit Suisse Securities
(USA) LLC.

Past Internship Sponsors

AIG International
APC Realty Advisors
Athena Group
AvalonBay Communities
Boston Properties
Brack Capital Real Estate
Browne Fino Davis
Citigroup Alternative Invsts.
Crescent Heights
CRG Realty Capital
Cushman & Wakefield
Deutsche Bank Realty
Edward J. Minskoff Realty
Empire State Dev. Corp.
Ernst & Young
Forest City Ratner
GE Capital Asset Mgmt.
Goldman Sachs/UIG
Hudson Companies
JP Morgan Asset Management
LCOR Developers
Mayor’s Office of Operations
Moody’s Investor Services
Millstein Bros. Realty
NYC Economic Dev. Corp.
Procida Development
The Gale Company
The Marketing Directors
Related Companies
Setai Group
Situs Companies
Steelcase
Tishman Speyer
Tishman Urban Corp.
Tony Goldman
Trump Organization
"The faculty in the RED consists of professionals in real estate that give their experience and understanding and expose the students to a much larger industry picture."

Michael Akerlow,
Deputy Director
of Housing and Neighborhood Development,
Salt Lake City City, Utah