The skills and experiences acquired in this specialization have proven to benefit students who embark on careers that require a broad understanding of real estate, including capital markets, financial analysis, development, market research and leasing, and urban planning. Employers have included Jones Lang LaSalle, National Development, Citigroup, Apartment Realty Advisors, and Cushman and Wakefield, among other leading companies in the industry.
"At my company, our team of economists, strategists, and forecasters are often asked to work across multicultural teams on data-driven solutions to complex questions. It’s not easy to find candidates who thrive in those situations, but Brandeis IBS seems to attract – and foster – such students. This specialization provides a strong foundation in commercial real estate finance, development, and market research, and these are precisely the skills needed to break into today’s highly competitive job market."
-Shaw Lupton, MA '05, Senior Real Estate Economist, PPR (A CoStar Company)