International Real Estate Study Tour & Course
The purpose of the International Real Estate Study Tour & Course is to provide Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) students with practical, first-hand exposure to international real estate markets. To obtain this first-hand experience, the class visits various businesses, institutions, and organizations in the selected country. The visits consist of site tours and presentations on relevant real estate topics. Historical and cultural site visits are also included to provide a more complete picture of life and business in the visited city and country. The first-hand experience obtained from the study tour enables students to better understand and manage international real estate operations, investments, and risk.
In August of 2015, MSRE students and faculty visited Buenos Aires, Argentina for seven days. The course contains three major components: (1) pre-trip meetings, quizzes, and presentations; (2) meetings, company visits, and property visits in Argentina, and (3) post-trip student presentations on a proposed investment opportunity. While in Argentina, the students learned how governmental influences, legal influences, market forces and capital requirements affect market values and commercial real estate investment decision making.