Real Estate Finance Academy

Explore your passion for real estate

At Gies College of Business, students have the freedom to pursue their passions and customize their education in a way that fits their own unique goals. The Real Estate Finance Academy is one of those intentionally designed programs created to provide high-achieving students with specialized courses, additional extracurricular programming, and powerful networking opportunities to jumpstart a purpose-driven career in commercial real estate.

Build your network

Real estate is broadly recognized as the world’s largest investment asset class, and the industry includes hundreds of University of Illinois alumni who remain closely connected with the University and Gies College of Business.

Prepare to succeed from day one

Students in the Real Estate Finance Academy will participate in a rigorous program designed to deliver a highly specialized, impactful real estate education. Upon completion students can expect to pursue entry-level jobs in commercial banking, investment banking, investment management, consulting, public securities or real estate development, and brokerage or asset management.

Admission into the Real Estate Finance Academy is highly selective. Interested students should apply during their sophomore year.

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