Degrees & Programs



Real Estate @ Wisconsin

Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

The Global Real Estate Master is one of a full spectrum of degrees offered by the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics at the Wisconsin School of Business. The GREM is a natural complement to a portfolio of offerings that includes a Bachelor’s degree, an MBA and a PhD in real estate. GREM students benefit from interactivity with the real estate students in the other programs, particularly with the Real Estate MBA students with whom they may share a classroom and extra-curricular activities.

James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

The educational mission of the department is supported by the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate, jointly led by Professor and Academic Director Morris A. Davis and Executive Director Michael Brennan, former CEO and founder of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., a publicly listed REIT. The Graaskamp Center links Wisconsin real estate faculty and students, alumni, the real estate professional community, governmental agencies, and the general public and administers the Wisconsin MBA program in real estate.

Real Estate Club

GREM students have access to the Real Estate Club and its bi-weekly speaker program, networking events, dynamic campus activities, and more. The club, which is one of the largest and most active student-run organizations on campus, facilitates meaningful interaction for over 200 students in real estate with industry-leading guest speakers and alumni. Students form lasting relationships that they will find useful in their careers as real estate professionals.

Outstanding Facilities

A $40.5 million addition to the business school’s home, Grainger Hall, was recently completed. The 130,000 square foot new east wing is a state-of-the art facility, offering space for coursework, networking, team meetings, and more for real estate and other students. The enhanced space strengthens the already strong community we have among our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and distinguished visitors.


Wisconsin Real Estate Newsletter
Wisconsin Real Estate News


The Wisconsin School of Business full-time MBA program has been ranked 17th worldwide and 15th in the U.S. in the 2009-2010 Beyond Grey Pinstripes list of top 100 business schools for environmental, social and ethical management education. Wisconsin was recognized for its dedication to integrating the concept of sustainability into existing courses, and developing new courses and programs that specifically address this issue. As stewards of the urban environment, Wisconsin real estate alumni recognize their responsibility to society. This long-standing commitment is woven throughout the curriculum.