Center for Real Estate Studies
The Center for Real Estate Studies (CRES) allows students to study both the private practice and public regulation of real estate. Through an engaged and accomplished faculty, the Center offers an extensive selection of courses, advanced seminars, independent study projects, and externships in governmental offices and real estate firms.
CRES’s programs and curriculum reflect current concerns about ensuring environmental sustainability, creating affordable housing, preserving historical landmarks, safeguarding the financial stability of the residential and commercial mortgage markets, and assessing public costs and social justice issues arising from development. The Center fosters an open dialogue around the mortgage and secondary mortgage market, landlord/tenant issues, co-ops and condominium development, financing and management, and intensive development of land resources.
All students are welcome to join CRES as affiliates. The Center helps students gain practical experience and build a network for future employment in real estate. Those interested in developing the skills necessary to become successful real estate attorneys are encouraged to apply.
The Center welcomes real estate attorneys, policymakers, academics, other professionals, and the media to its many events throughout the academic year. These include breakfast forums, master classes, CLEs, symposia, and more.
The Center has published a leasing guide for start-up companies negotiating a lease for office space.