Center for Real Estate Education‌

Iowa's premiere four-year real estate education program.

The Real Estate degree in UNIBusiness will prepare you for exciting and challenging careers in commercial and residential real estate, in mortgage underwriting, asset management, brokerage and appraisal to name a few. You may help make decisions involving tens of millions of dollars on a commercial building or a mortgage, or help a family find their dream home.

The Real Estate industry brings together professionals who thrive in a competitive work environment. No day is ever the same. If you are a hard-working person with solid analytical skills and a strong desire for success, real estate is the career for you!

 

Real Estate Professor Arthur Cox lecturing the class

 

How we do real estate at UNIBusiness

Real Estate majors prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers. Involving virtually every aspect of real estate, from mortgage underwriting, and credit analysis, asset and property management, appraisal and valuation, commercial and residential brokerage. Good business sense and an understanding of markets are important for success in real estate. Therefore, learning how to make intelligent decisions is an important aspect of the Real Estate major in the Department of Finance. As the only program of its kind in Iowa, the real estate program has strong ties to the real estate industry. Learn how the program's business connections have opened doors for Real Estate majors.

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'It’s not just learning to sell houses': A look inside UNI's real estate program

It was 1976 and Arthur Cox was at his first day on the job as salesperson at a Quad Cities real estate firm. Excited to learn the ins and outs of his new position, he followed his boss to the open-office area where the company’s brokers spent a portion of their workdays. Rows of desks filled the space, and Cox’s then-boss pointed to an empty workstation and left Cox to do his job without any more introductions or training.

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Ryan Cahalan (Finance, ’99) has always considered Iowa his home. That was true even as he worked almost 20 years of his real estate career outside of the state. He returned to Iowa just a few years ago, and is now working to grow his own business, Artisan Capital Group in Des Moines, of which he is a co-founder and partner.

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