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About the Center for Real Estate

The Center for Real Estate Education and Research develops dynamic co-curricular activities, such as a mentor program and Project Analysis Series. Through our holistic innovative approach to a multi-disciplinary real estate curriculum, we continue to expand and explore ground-breaking ways to educate students in the ever changing field of real estate.


The center was created in the late 1970s as one of the first academic real estate centers in the world. Served by some of the best faculty in the nation we helped to pioneer new real estate curriculum, create new standards for real estate salespersons and change the way they are educated.

As the mission of Ohio State’s business school changed with the times, so too did the center’s. The scope of our curriculum grew as we began to teach graduate courses aimed at real estate development. Eventually, the college of business became Fisher College of Business. The center’s concentration narrowed in the late 1990s and early 2000s to focus on producing cutting edge real estate research.