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 University has been located at the heart of Chicago's civic, business and legal communities for more than a century.
Today, DePaul offers the most comprehensive array of real estate courses available in Chicago at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The academic programs in real estate at DePaul University are fully accredited and build 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 MBA and undergraduate levels may take courses in finance, economics, public policy, geography, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, sociology and law.
Leading by Example
DePaul University has had a profound role in shaping key areas of Chicago. A part of the Lincoln Park neighborhood since its founding in 1898, the nation's largest Catholic university has steadily increased its local presence and has brought solidity to the area during periods of encroaching blight.
Also an early pioneer in the development of the emerging South Loop, DePaul introduced College of Commerce classes in downtown Chicago in 1915 and over the next 75 years acquired and developed key buildings for its Loop Campus. The landmark Goldblatt's Building at State and Jackson 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.
The Department of Real Estate
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 5400
Chicago, IL 60604
Monday - Friday | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (312) 362-5906
Outside Illinois: 1.800.4DePaul x25906
Fax: (312) 476-3240
Stephen G. Bell, Clinical Professor
James D. Shilling, Michael J. Horne Chair in Real Estate Studies
Charles Wurtzebach, Chairman and the Douglas & Cynthia Crocker Endowed Director, the Real Estate Center
Kathleen O'Hare, Associate Director
Justin Plaetzler, Administrative Assistant
Olinda Rios, Department Assistant