MS Real Estate Columbia VS USC
Hey guys wanted to get some thoughts from the experienced RE people here. I am deciding between USC's Master in Real Estate Development and Columbia's equivalent program.
From my research Columbia is a larger class, more varied backgrounds/experience and generally younger students. It also has more a finance/investing skew. USC is smaller (1/3rd the size), older students with more RE background and focused more on development. Both seem like they have great alumni networks and job placement. Aside from each one skewing to a job in different regions what's the perception of the two programs?
As some background I started in S&T (loan), left as an associate, took a year off to travel and then have been working as an acquisitions analyst at a small investment shop in the southeast. I would like to get into a more institutional seat/larger markets/deals etc. I'm pretty location agnostic east vs west coast.