Real Estate

Information on the Real Estate option within the Risk Management major.

Career Overview

Individuals with real estate expertise succeed not only in the real estate industry, but also in production, finance, or financial services and in government agencies that demand quantitative and qualitative skills necessary to assess and analyze all aspects of risk associated with real estate investments.

Employment Prospects

With top-ranked faculty, the Real Estate major prepares students for success in an ever-changing environment. The program offers a wide range of professional opportunities in corporate real estate, investment and counseling, commercial real estate brokerage, appraisal, risk management, mortgage lending and banking, development, and governmental services.

The Borrelli Institute for Real Estate Studies and the Penn State Real Estate Advisory Board provide students access to leading firms and executives for mentoring and internship opportunities. In addition, the student-run Penn State Real Estate Association provide outstanding leadership opportunities and networking ideas.

Top Internship Companies at Penn State for REST Top Internship Companies at Penn State for REST
Altus Group Bloomberg
CBRE JPMorgan Chase
Integra Realty Resources Keystone
S&A Homes The Port Authority of NY & NJ
Silverstein Properties  

Average Starting Salary: $80,667

Average Signing Bonus: $5,500

Average Internship Wage: $16.50/hour

Major Overview

The Real Estate major features an innovative curriculum that allows students to tailor their coursework towards the area of greatest interest. Courses cover topics in real estate finance, law, investment valuation, appraisal processes, urban and regional economics, property development, and project management. In addition, students have the ability to select courses outside the college of business in areas such as landscape architecture, hotel administration, construction management and engineering, and urban economics.

View our Real Estate Course Differentiation to see details on each course.

More Information

Watch an informational presentation by Mallory Meehan from the 2020 Spend A Summer Day

View our handout with information on the Real Estate Major

You can find more information on the Real Estate major and what courses are required on the Undergraduate Education page.

You can also contact the Real Estate faculty adviser with questions:

Mallory Meehan

Clinical Assistant Professor