Real Estate

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A Real Estate major, 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. To learn more about the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate visit

Co-Major Requirements - REAL

Required Co-Major Courses - Class of 2020

Plus one of the following:

Required Co-Major Courses - Class of 2021 and 2022

Plus one of the following:

Major Requirements - REST

Required Major Courses - Class of 2021 or Beyond

Plus two of the following:

3 cr. choose from: 
    a.  ECO 3112 - Public Sector Economics, OR
    b.  ECO 3140 - Urban Economics

:  The following courses may not double count for another major. 

  • ACC 2410 - Accounting for Real Estate
  • ECO 3112 - Public Sector Economics
  • ECO 3140 - Urban Economics
  • FIN 2350 - Real Estate Capital Markets


Minor Requirements - REAL

Required Minor Courses - Class of 2020

Plus one of the following:


Required Minor Courses - Class of 2021 and Beyond

Plus one of the following:


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 major, 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 major, co-majors, and minors position themselves to pursue opportunities in a variety of careers, including:

  • Real estate development
  • Real estate investment management
  • Asset management
  • Brokerage
  • 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.
  • HFF
  • Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Keystone Property Group
  • KPMG
  • 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