The James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at the Wisconsin School of Business was created to support students in our real estate programs by fostering excellence in real estate education, research, and outreach. The curriculum is distinguished by its hands-on approach to learning, including a one-of-a-kind, student-managed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) fund, premier real estate conferences, and case competitions. Our students benefit from access to industry leaders and an extensive global alumni network for learning and professional growth. Scholarships and fellowships are available to qualified students, along with occasional opportunities to work on consulting projects with faculty.
The Center’s strong connection to the real estate industry thrives through its active advisory board and passionate global alumni network with over 1800 members, who often serve as mentors to our students and guest lecturers in the classroom. Center events bring students, faculty, and industry leaders together for lively discussions on real estate trends and premier networking. From hands-on learning projects to recruiting, we invite you to get involved and look forward to collaborating.
Inspired by the late Professor James A. Graaskamp, a true pioneer in real estate education, we pride ourselves on academic excellence, a commitment to ethics, and real-world experiences for our students.