Every successful real estate professional understands that the real estate industry isn't just about brick and mortar buildings or global financial capital flows. Real estate markets are local markets and success requires a strong network of professional relationships.

While GREM students gain a solid technical and theoretical foundation in the classroom, the GREM program places a strong emphasis on exploring diverse real estate markets and gaining a broad perspective that can only come from interaction with leading professionals in the industry.

To achieve these results, the GREM program provides extensive opportunities to travel to various U.S. markets and network with leading professionals.

All GREM students will participate in one or two study tours to major U.S. real estate markets and are encouraged to participate in Real Estate Club activities.

Real Estate Club

GREM students are encouraged to join the student run Real Estate Club and take advantage of a series of presentations by leading industry professionals on campus. Students should also attend the Real Estate Club Study Tour organized every semester. The following are highlights from recent study tour events:

Southern California – Spring 2014
Miami, FL - Fall 2013
Dallas, TX - Spring 2013
San Francisco, CA - Fall 2012
Boston, MA - Spring 2012
New York, NY - Spring 2011
Los Angeles, CA - Spring 2010

Access to Industry Professionals

The GREM program takes students beyond classroom learning to meet with leading industry professionals and gain a strong understanding of global real estate practices and trends. Past GREM classes have met with the following leading firms in the real estate industry as part of their studies:

Allianz Real Estate
Aviva Partners
Bank of China
Bentall Kennedy
Blackstone
Bloomberg TV
CBRE
Dai and Associates
DTZ Research
Eastdil Secured
Equity International
Euronext (New York Stock Exchange)
European Investors
Grubb & Ellis
Heitman
HFF (Holiday Fenoglio Fowler)
Ivanhoé Cambridge
JP Morgan
LaSalle Investment Management
Real Capital Analytics
Simon Property Group
Skanska
Skidmore Owens and Merrill
Tishman Speyer Properties
Toll Brothers
USAA Real Estate
Wafra Investment Advisory Group
Walton Street Capital
World Trade Center, New York

Building Your Network

Your international network starts in the classroom when you join students from around the world during your GREM program semester at UW-Madison. We attract the best and brightest students in real estate. You will benefit from the range of their experiences and build common bonds that will last a lifetime.

As a graduate, you will become an alumnus not only of the school where you began your graduate level program, but you also have the opportunity to become a member of the Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association, thereby expanding your global professional network and building a bridge for future international collaboration.