NAIOP believes the future of the CRE industry lies in our student population and partners with several educational institutions to provide exposure to careers in commercial real estate, mentoring, and work experience to college students.
Arizona State University – W.P. Carey School of Business - Master of Real Estate Development (MRED)
The transdisciplinary W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree is a 9-month program that prepares students to lead real estate development projects that are environmentally respectful, socially responsible, and artfully designed. Small class sizes provide opportunities for peer interaction and a number of synthesis projects cover the entire spectrum of development, preparing students for roles throughout the industry.
The MRED program is a partnership between four highly regarded schools within Arizona State University:
The W. P. Carey School of Business
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
The Del E. Webb School of Construction
NAIOP leads a practicum within the MRED program each semester. This practicum features a real project that is underway in the Valley and brings in NAIOP members as guest instructors for classes each month.
University of Arizona – Eller College of Management - Commercial Real Estate Club
The Commercial Real Estate Club at Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona focuses on preparing students for careers in commercial real estate. The Club’s goal is to develop its members to excel in networking, analytical and interpersonal skills, and to position them to be the best possible candidates for long-term employment in the commercial real estate industry. Presenters from local commercial real estate companies volunteer to teach Club members about the industry and better prepare students for their future. Resume books are consistently sent to recruiters to set up members for job placement.
NAIOP helps organize an annual road trip for Club members and assists with summer internship placements.