Real Estate Study Tours
“I am extremely proud and happy for having been part of the organizing team for the 2011 REA trip to Mexico. Not only did I get to spend an awesome time with an incredible group of people and learn extensively about my home country's real estate market, but also I had the opportunity to showcase my country and its abundance of opportunities as an emerging market to a group of 26 people from all over the world. This was an incredibly rewarding experience that I highly recommend to all CBS students”
- Jimmy Arakanji '11
Each year, the Real Estate Association plans an international study trip to learn more about diverse and emerging real estate markets. The spring 2013 destination is Brazil. Past destinations have included China and Hong Kong, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, Sao Paulo / Buenos Aires, London, and Berlin. International trips are co-sponsored by the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business.
To see sample itineraries of previous Real Estate Study Trips, please click on the following links:
Shanghai and Hong Kong (2012)
One country, 2 special administrative regions, 9 passport stamps, 12 company visits, 26 students, not to mention planes, trains, automobiles, and boats were all part of the 2012 trip--click here for the full report. Students were accompanied by Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate; M. Leanne Lachman, Executive-in-Residence at the Paul Milstein Center; and Kate Kerrigan, Administrative Director of the Paul Milstein Center.
“The trip was a huge success in terms of the quality and variety of the companies we visited, the number of sites we toured, and the breadth of the education we received. It was certainly worth the 30 hours of flying, the bureaucratic red tape, and massive jet lag.”
- Matt Giammanco '13
In 2011, 24 real estate students visited Mexico to learn more about the real estate market in Mexico City and Cabo San Lucas. The group was accompanied by M. Leanne Lachman, faculty advisor and Executive-in-Residence, and Nicola Mare Usher, the Assistant Director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate
“In just one week I went from knowing nothing about real estate in Latin America to feeling like I had a strong understanding of what the industry's unique characteristics are in the region”
- Matt Micksin '12
In 2010, 26 real estate students visited Brazil to learn more about the emerging real estate market in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero. The group was accompanied by Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director of The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and M. Leanne Lachman, faculty advisor and Executive-in-Residence .
“I highly recommend going on a real estate sudy tour, it's a rare opportunity to be able to experience a whole new culture with a dedicated group of your peers, and obtain unadulterated access to professionals in those markets.”
- Rishi Gupta '11
South Africa (2009)
In 2009, 20 real estate students visited South Africa to learn more about the real estate market in Capetown and Johannesburg. The group was accompanied by Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate and Director of The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, and M. Leanne Lachman, faculty advisor and Executive-in-Residence.