Reason No. 2 to Get a Commercial Real Estate Advanced Degree
Once upon a time, commercial real estate was like 19th-century law and architecture: you learned by joining a firm and working under the wing of a mentor. But in the last 15 years, advanced degrees of real estate development have come into their own—and the industry's loving grads with the foundational knowledge and skills that guarantee success. Whether you're thinking of going back to school or still at college, an advanced degree—like the one you can get at the University of Maryland's Colvin Institute of Real Estate Development—can set you apart from all your peers.
Attending a university with a number of faculty active in the industry gives you a huge network once you graduate. In addition, a university that presents opportunities to engage with real estate on the ground will make you a significantly stronger candidate—especially when working a strong real estate market like the Washington/Baltimore region. Not only could you study post-industrial redevelopment in Baltimore and suburb repositioning in Tysons and Rockville, but you can also study a monumental city core and environmental issues.