The DFW Metroplex is one of the foremost real estate hubs in the country, making it the perfect place for a center to provide research, training and partnerships for students and professionals.
Strong demand from students and DFW real estate professionals has resulted in a new Center for Real Estate at the TCU Neeley School of Business. The center has received more than $2 million in financial commitments to date.
The center will provide innovative executive education, leading-edge research for the DFW real estate industry, and events such as the Bryan and Susan Koop Real Estate Speaker Series, which will feature nationally prominent real estate leaders.
For students looking to enter the real estate industry, the center will provide extensive networking and experiential learning opportunities. TCU Neeley offers an undergraduate major in finance with a real estate emphasis, with plans to provide a real estate major in the near future.
“TCU’s Center for Real Estate will serve both professionals and students,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business. “Real estate professionals will be able to access research, data and reports specifically for the DFW Metroplex, as well as enhance their careers with executive education. For students, the center will support them to attend conferences, participate in case competitions and consulting projects, and network with industry leaders for internships and career placement.”
Mauricio “Mo” Rodriguez, professor of finance and real estate and chair of TCU’s Department of Finance, will provide academic support as the center recruits the leadership team. Rodriguez is executive director of the American Real Estate Foundation and past president of the American Real Estate Society.
“With this new initiative for TCU Neeley and the real estate industry, we will provide exceptional opportunities for students interested in real estate careers and partner with DFW real estate professionals in what is likely the best laboratory to study real estate in the country,” Rodriguez said.
The Center for Real Estate will office in TCU Neeley’s new facilities scheduled to be ready January 2020.