Connect with the Industry

We provide students with access to the highest levels of industry leadership, nationally and internationally, through internship and professional development opportunities. Students will meet the developers, designers, contractors and other stakeholders involved with cutting-edge projects. Students will also be able to attend regional meetings of organizations such as the Urban Land Institute to make industry contacts and learn from leaders in the field.

Internships:  All MRED students are required to complete a 135 hour internship with a real estate-related business or organization. The internship is typically completed during the summer between years 1 and 2. 

Mentorships: MRED students have an opportunity to work with an experienced, professional mentor from the real estate industry. The mentor is available to answer questions and provide career guidance.  This past year through the ULI Leaders Forum, George Larsen from Larsen Baker served as our student's mentor.  Thank you George for opening up your business and home to our MRED students and for sharing your vast real estate knowledge with our group.

Partners include: Tucson Association of Realtors (TAR), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Pima County Real Estate Research Council (PCRERC), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Tucson Association of Realtors Scholarship: A big thanks to the Tucson Association of Realtors for donating a $25,000 scholarship to our program.  The scholarship will be available for students enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester.  Thank you TAR for your continued support of the University of Arizona MRED program!

CCIM University Alliance Program:  Our MRED program is happy to announce that we have been accepted into the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute as one of its University Alliance program participants.

The CCIM’s University Alliance Program creates several advantages for graduate students.  Primarily, it is designed to expedite how students earn CCIM designation after graduation.  The University Alliance Program also provides students access to annual scholarships through the CCIM Foundation and offers access to industry research.

CCIM designation is commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement and places designees among the most distinguished professionals in the industry. Candidates seeking to acquire their CCIM designation must complete various educational requirements, pay annual dues, and pass comprehensive examinations. 

Contact Info

Brian Bidolli
Program Coordinator, Master of Real Estate Development
Director, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning