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About the Real Estate Institute

The Fordham University Real Estate Institute (REI) founded in 2016 currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) degree, graduate certificates in real estate finance, real estate development, and construction management, a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate (BSRE) degree and a comprehensive array of professional certificates in real estate and construction at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, N.Y. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development, management, and construction. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks as classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces.

REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Message from the Chair

At Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI), we provide students with academic and applied analysis, as well as the enhanced knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the global real estate marketplace. By offering a comprehensive range of graduate, undergraduate and noncredit programs, students can choose their desired level of study and industry area to develop competencies essential for success and leadership. With input from real estate thought leaders on the REI Executive Advisory Council, the programs provide an array of challenging, multi-disciplinary learning opportunities that blend the best of theoretical and applied analysis, encourage experiential learning and help build lasting industry connections.

One of the highlights of REI is the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE). The cornerstone of the program is its rich mentorship component, which gives students the opportunity to supplement classroom learning with the counsel of a respected professional. Each student is connected with an experienced real estate practitioner, gaining exposure to diverse disciplines such as construction, architecture, lending, private equity, accounting, and law. The MSRE program seeks to nurture these mentorships so that they extend from the first semester of classes through to graduation and beyond.

Additionally, as part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS), REI is not an “academic silo.” We understand that an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum and instruction provides students with optimal learning opportunities. Thus, we present professional development programs for the spectrum of sectors within the larger real estate industry, including finance, law, design, construction, management, brokerage, development, and others.

- Hugh Kelly, Ph.D., CRE, Curriculum Chair, Fordham Real Estate Institute