Best ugrad programs for real estate?

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What are some targets for big real estate firms, what are some good colleges in general to crack real estate, and is there a real need for an MBA

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Sep 8, 2019

Any major in Harvard

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Sep 9, 2019

Sad but true, my underwater basket weaving degree from Yale has opened more doors for me than any hard-won industry knowledge.

Sep 8, 2019

Cornell

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Sep 8, 2019

Wisco, UNC, Cornell.

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Sep 8, 2019

Real estate is a lot less prestige based than IB, PE, HF, and BigLaw. There are people at top notch firms hailing from schools you've probably never heard of. The main reason for this is that real estate is so entrepreneurial. There are many people who venture out on their own where credentials matter a whole lot less, thus allowing them to become hugely successful.

This is not a catch all. If you would like to have a lot more comfort and a lot less risk in your life, moving up the ranks in an RE firm can be very lucrative. This can range from a large firm like Related or Hines or a small firm like DDG. Both of these examples almost require an MBA (regardless of UG). There are also megafunds like BlackStone and Starwood, which also require top tier education.

If you see yourself at a top tier institution, top tier schools are almost a must. Harvard, Wharton/ UPenn, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, etc. Strong regionals are also great, like USC for SoCal. MBAs can be T20, with M7 making things easier and H/S/W making things even more easy.

Again, top schools are not a requirement for financial success in this industry (or in life in general), but they do make breaking into top tier firms easier and more probable.

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