Monday, January 10, 2011 Wisconsin Real Estate Viewpoint Blog
Welcome to Global Real Estate Master students! by Graaskamp Center Staff
The first students in the Global Real Estate Master (GREM) program at Wisconsin arrived over the weekend. They began their orientation activities this morning.

The Global Real Estate Master brings students from three of the world's leading business schools--HEC Paris, Hong Kong UST, and INCAE (Costa Rica)--to Madison for an intensive semester of real estate training at the Wisconsin School of Business. This unique degree program is the first and only graduate-level business program designed to provide students with a set of skills and experiences that will prepare them to be leaders in global real estate. We are glad to welcome the inaugural class to campus.

The 13 students starting the program today come from a variety of backgrounds including finance and investment banking, economics, real estate development and civil engineering. They all share a passion for real estate and a desire to advance their careers with a unique skill set in real estate.

The GREM semester includes coursework in the real estate process, real estate valuation and feasibility analysis, urban economics, capital markets, and commercial real estate development; plus a field trip to a major U.S. real estate market. There is one intake per year for the spring semester. Learn more about the program and admission at www.bus.wisc.edu/grem. There is also a list of students in the January issue of our newsletter.

The world needs passionate, talented and socially responsible people to develop, finance and improve the urban environment. The Wisconsin Real Estate Program challenges these people to reach their potential, building on a 100-year long tradition in research and education. The GREM initiative is just one example of Wisconsin's commitment to global leadership.