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Centers | Real Estate Finance and Investment Center

Center Highlights

Real Estate Council Conferences

The Real Estate Council members are leading practitioners in Texas and all over the U.S. They serve as advisers and financial supporters of the Center. The Council’s private conferences provide an opportunity to share real estate insight and best practices.

National Real Estate Challenge

During the National Real Estate Challenge, graduate student teams from 16 top business schools compete for highest honors and $25,000 in cash awards in a national real estate case competition. 


Started in 2007, the REIT Fund is a student-managed investment fund that focuses solely on U.S. Real Estate Trust (REIT) equity securities.

Summer Real Estate Research Symposium

Hosted by: UT Austin, UC-Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, UCLA, Wharton and National University of Singapore. The Center co-hosts an annual summer real estate research conference with other top schools. It includes research by academics in real estate, finance and economics.  

Career Mentoring for Students

The Center matches business professionals to students interested in their field. It creates a relationship that promotes the education of students and increases networking.

Student Organization Support

Graduate Real Estate Society
Undergraduate Real Estate Society