Master of Real Estate Development Career Outlook

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Our graduates are fully prepared for rewarding careers in the real estate development industry.

The current employment outlook for most real estate sectors is strong, particularly in the South and West. In general, the industry currently has a maturing workforce that is leading to additional job opportunities for graduates, a trend expected to continue well into the future.


Over 95% of Master of Real Estate Development graduates find employment in the field within a year of graduation.

They work in acquisitions, asset management, brokerage, corporate real estate, real estate development, analysis and research, investment banking, public development authorities, portfolio and property management and more.

The Master of Real Estate Development prepares graduates for a variety of roles in the finance and real estate industry, such as:

  • Asset manager
  • Chief operating officer
  • Commercial or residential real estate agent
  • Construction manager
  • Debt and structured finance officer
  • Public redevelopment officer
  • Developer
  • Director of real estate
  • Land development and acquisition officer
  • Planning consultant
  • Property manager
  • Project manager
  • Research analyst
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Professors let us to delve deeply into real development projects, to do on-the-spot investigations, which helps everyone connect and learn. We are introduced to the companies and project managers, who give us context about the project and the larger community.

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Professional Project and Career Prep

In their final semester, MRED students work with industry leaders on a substantive professional project that synthesizes real estate development knowledge, skills and values, making them fully prepared to enter the job market.

Additionally, CAPLA’s interactive Job Interview Fair provides another opportunity to network with professionals.

Program Partners

The MRED program is accepted by 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 students. Primarily, it is designed to expedite how students earn CCIM designation after graduation.

Other program partners include:

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