Global Real Estate Master Program: launched by the Wisconsin School of Business with HEC Paris in Europe and partners in Asia and Latin America

27 January 2010

The Wisconsin School of Business has joined with HEC Paris in Europe and the top business schools in Asia and Latin America to launch a highly innovative Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program. The program builds on the Wisconsin School of Business’ expertise and tradition in real estate education, strong alumni network and international industry connections.

Students from around the world are offered the choice to start the program at one of three business schools, each one a leader on its continent: HEC Paris (# 1 in Europe, Financial Times), HKUST, Hong Kong (#1 in Asia, The Economist), or INCAE, Costa Rica (#1 in Latin America, Revista America Economía). To further their skills, students will work together in the second phase of the GREM program at the Wisconsin School of Business for a semester of intensive classroom training and field experience.

This premier educational partnership offers students a unique experience thanks to the quality of the partner business schools and the creativity of the GREM concept.

Students who enroll in the GREM will benefit from comprehensive courses in real estate finance and economics, from the core concepts of feasibility analysis and deal structuring to applied skills in real estate development and real estate portfolio management.

A study tour of a major U.S. real estate market will provide opportunities to observe real estate projects in action and to network with industry leaders. Through these exercises, students will strengthen their involvement in relevant extra-curricular activities both on site in Madison and elsewhere.

In addition, GREM students will have the opportunity to take full advantage of the Wisconsin School of Business’ rich support structure which includes the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, the Real Estate Club (a student-run organization), the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association and an international board of advisors of industry leaders specific to the GREM program.

Students will also benefit from industry partnerships with the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE); Reed MIDEM, the organizer of premier international real estate events, such as MIPIM; The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); as well as other preeminent U.S. real estate professional organizations.

Applications are being accepted. The first GREM class will graduate in May 2011.

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