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The Real Estate Center serves as the productive home for Chicago's real estate community and an active network of students and alumni, public institutions, private real estate firms, scholars and executives-in-residence. The Real Estate Center provides not only traditional academic programs but high-profile continuing education and conferences of specific interest to the real estate community.
The Department of Real Estate at DePaul University builds on more than 90 years of real estate education. DePaul offered its first real estate course in 1913 and has been offering a wide range of undergraduate courses for more than 60 years and MBA-level courses since 1975.
DePaul's academic programs in real estate are fully accredited and built on the solid foundation of course offerings, including real estate analysis, valuation, finance, and investments. Real Estate majors are able to reach across academic boundaries to create a truly interdisciplinary pursuit.
Students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels may take courses in finance, economics, public policy, geography, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sociology, and law.
DePaul introduced business classes in downtown Chicago in 1915 and over the following decades acquired and developed key buildings for its Loop Campus. The landmark Goldblatt's Building at State Street and Jackson Boulevard was transformed into the DePaul Center, a textbook example of adaptive re-use that earned the prestigious Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation from the Urban Land Institute. Whether it is taught in the classroom or practiced in the urban environment, excellence in real estate is a tradition at DePaul University.