A Real Estate co-major or minor at VSB provides students with an understanding of topics including real estate investment, development, modeling, capital markets, accounting and law, as well as the role of real estate in corporate strategy and the global economy. The curriculum connects commercial real estate theory and practice through site visits, case studies, expert perspectives, and industry-standard software tools. Course projects include completing valuations for actual retail centers and office buildings, and a capstone development project that includes site selection, market analysis, project completion, and resale. The Real Estate co-major and minor are strong complements to other VSB majors. To learn more about the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate visit www.villanova.edu/realestate
Required Co-Major Courses
Plus one of the following:
Note: For Class of 2021 and beyond, If a student is a FIN and REAL co-major, then the student has an option to use either RES 2340 or FIN 2350 (only one course from the two) to count as a FIN EL requirement. If RES 2340 fulfills the FIN EL requirement, then FIN 2350 will not fulfill FIN major requirements.
Required Minor Courses:
Plus one of the following options:
Student Societies and Extracurricular Activities
The Villanova Real Estate Society sponsors site visits, guest speakers, and other professional development opportunities. The Villanova Real Estate Challenge brings students from top schools to campus to compete in the nation’s premier undergraduate real estate case competition.
The annual Commercial Real Estate Career Conference brings top employers to campus to connect students with career and mentorship opportunities.
The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate sponsors special networking events, panel discussions, symposiums, and research projects to bring experts together to advance current topics and opportunities in real estate. Students are an integral part of all such thought leadership initiatives, and this exposure enriches their real estate learning experience.
Industry partners provide students with valuable professional experience through the Villanova Real Estate Internship Program. The Daniel M. DiLella Center works closely with the Clay Center to assist co-majors and minors in obtaining internships. While most internships are offered during the summer months, some opportunities are offered during the academic year.
Type of Job Opportunities
Real Estate co-majors and minors position themselves to pursue opportunities in a variety of careers, including:
- Real estate development
- Real estate investment management
- Asset management
- Real estate valuation and appraisal
- Real estate finance / lending
- Real estate law
The following is a selection of companies that have hired real estate students for full-time and internship positions:
- Brandywine Reality Trust
- CB Richard Ellis
- Cushman and Wakefield Inc
- Equus Capital Partners, Ltd.
- Jones Lang Lasalle
- Keystone Property Group
- KTR Capital Partners
- LCOR Incorporated
- Legend Properties Commercial Real Estate
- Liberty Property Trust
- Precision Realty Group
- Toll Brothers
- Thomson Retuters
- U.S. General Services Administraton
- Visition Equities