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Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library

Finance Major Toolkit

A resource for all Finance students,

There are a variety of careers available in the Real Estate field. They range from a focus on sales to highly analytical. One thing that makes this a special asset class. This can be a fairly inefficient market. For an investor who studies this market and understands it well, there are opportunities to outperform. But since it is often times a leveraged investment, getting it wrong get magnified. 

The list of opportunities include

Brokerage - Residential or Commercial - Representing the side of a real estate transaction

Appraisal - Providing an independent estimate of a property's valuation

Property Management - The leasing and oversight of commercial and multifamily properties. 

Development - Investing in a new real estate project

Equity Investment - private or public(REIT) - Private ownership is often found with large institutional real estate investors as a portion of their portfolio. REITS - Real Estate Investment Trusts - are an investment vehicle that looks like a stock, but is composed of a series of real estate properties. 

Financing - Private and CMBS - The process of loaning money to owners of real estate properties. 

Depending on your skills and interests, you are apt to find a category that fits you.






All Finance Majors must take three Finance Electives. The best options for this career path are: