Real Estate

With top-ranked faculty, the Real Estate (REST) option prepares students for success in an ever-changing environment. The program offers a wide range of professional opportunities in corporate real estate, investment and counseling, commercial real estate brokerage, appraisal, risk management, mortgage lending and banking, development, and governmental services.

The Borrelli Institute for Real Estate Studies (BIRES) and the Penn State Real Estate Advisory Board provide students access to leading firms and executives for mentoring and internship opportunities. In addition, BIRES sponsors the Real Estate Boot Camp program that provides students with outstanding extracurricular opportunities and networking events.

Careers in Real Estate

Individuals with real estate expertise succeed not only in the real estate industry, but also in production, finance,
financial services, and government agencies that demand quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to assess and analyze all aspects of real estate investments. Career paths our students take include:

  • Commercial brokerage
  • Consulting
  • Office leasing
  • Complex valuation and counseling
  • Mortgage and construction lending
  • Property management

You can find more information on the Real estate major on the Risk Management Department's website.