• Professional Opportunities

Real Estate Treks

These are trips to New York and Chicago to meet with leadership from top real estate investment and development firms. The visits to company offices typically involve a combination of panel discussions, presentations, site visits, networking time, Q&A, and other informational sessions designed to give Kellogg students an inside perspective into how various real estate firms function.

  • 2022 Chicago Trek Firms: JP Morgan, Heitman, Walton Street Capital, Trammell Crow, Hines
  • 2020 NYC Trek Firms: Oxford Properties, Greystar, Boston Properties, Brookfield Properties
  • 2019 NYC Trek Firms: Northwood Investors, Related, Shorenstein, Boston Properties
  • 2018 Chicago Trek Firms: Sterling Bay, Harrison Street, JLL, Hines

Site Visits

These are visits to a property to hear from the developer and investor about the investment thesis, walk through the actual building to understand the construction and development choices, and ask detailed questions to the key decision makers. This helps students understand the inner workings of potential deals and how to think through selecting strong real estate opportunities. Site visits also offer the companies an opportunity to get to know interested Kellogg students better.

  • 2018-2019 Site Visits: Barnett Capital, The Fields with Merit Partners, Park 205 with Trammell Crow, Kellogg New Building Tour, 250 West 55th Street with Boston Properties

Executive Speaker Series

The Kellogg Real Estate Executive Speaker Series provides an informal forum to exchange ideas with and ask questions of leading real estate executives. This interaction with key members of the real estate industry provides the students with varied and insightful perspectives on leadership, investment management, competition, personal development and other significant issues. The program also fosters positive relationships between key industry practitioners (and their companies) and the Kellogg Real Estate Program.

Kellogg Real Estate Conference

The Kellogg Real Estate Conference is hosted by the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. The Conference will provide industry and research updates and relevant market information.

Workshops / Lunch & Learns

The Real Estate Club will often host informal sessions throughout the year on various topics such as homebuying, Argus, real estate asset class overviews, and specific company presentations. As with many other initiatives at Kellogg, ideas for these workshops are generated by students based on their need to be informed about the latest in the real estate world.

Second Year Mentoring

Second-year students who have experienced a summer internship in real estate (or who have real estate experience prior to Kellogg) have a unique perspective to offer first-year students. Typically, around preparing for interviews and cases, second-year students pair up with small groups of first years to provide guidance and feedback on the recruiting process