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        Field Studies

        As part of the Harbert College of Business’ Master of Real Estate Development program, you have the opportunity to participate in one of the many field studies offered.

        There are three domestic opportunities and one international, where we will take you to projects in various stages of development. You’ll have the chance to speak directly with developers, architects, contractors, equity firms, and regulatory officials, and get an on-site look at how some of the most interesting projects are created.

        Domestic Field Studies

        For the domestic field studies, you will travel with MRED faculty and examine innovative real estate development projects and meet with industry leaders in different regions of the United States.

        Philadelphia, PA

        This field study trip is led by David Hinson during your first semester. You will have the ability to see, firsthand, real estate development and community development projects in Philly, undergoing various phases of the development process.

        Northwestern U.S.

        This field study trip is led by Ben Farrow and Paul Holley. You will get to travel to a location in the Northwestern region of the U.S.—areas like Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA. There, you will gain firsthand experience with the real estate projects.

        Urban Land Institute’s Annual Fall Meeting

        This field study trip varies in location each year, but on it, you will get the opportunity to meet professionals from every sector of the real estate industry. Not only is this an invaluable networking opportunity, it is also a valuable source of information to starting your own business.

        International Field Studies

        Broaden your horizon by joining the MRED International Field Study. Our experience has shown that direct interaction with international developers opens the door to new ideas and new ways of assembling the pieces of a deal.

        The trip's locations vary every year, but in past field studies, students have been to places in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South America, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

        Have Questions?

        Nicole Stafford

        Nicole Stafford

        Admissions Advisor
        334-844-4060
        gradex@auburn.edu
        4010 Horton-Hardgrave Hall

        Joe Collazo

        Joe Collazo

        Assistant Director, Graduate Executive Programs
        joecollazo@auburn.edu
        4069 Horton-Hardgrave Hall