International Study Tour

GEB 6930: Graduate International Experience—Real Estate

Group of MSRE students in Argentina with city buildings behind them
MSRE Students in Argentina: 2016

The purpose of the Graduate International Experience—Real Estate course (GEB 6930) is to provide 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 the fall of 2018 (Module 1), GEB 6930 will focus on Santiago, Chile. In October of 2018, MSRE students enrolled in GEB 6930 will visit Santiago, Chile for seven days. Students will depart on Friday, October 12 and arrive in Santiago on Saturday morning (October 13). We will depart Santiago on the evening of Friday, October 19 and arrive in Florida on the morning of the 20th.

The course will contain three major components: (1) pre-trip meetings, quizzes, and presentations; (2) meetings, company visits, and property visits in Santiago; and (3) post-trip student presentations on a proposed investment opportunity in Santiago. Students will learn how governmental influences, legal influences, market forces and capital requirements affect market values and commercial real estate investment decision making.