Teaching. Research. Outreach.

  • #9 Ranked Undergraduate Real Estate Program - U.S. News & World Report 2017

Through innovative teaching, research and outreach, the Center for Real Estate aims to deepen commercial real estate knowledge at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, across the Midwest and throughout the nation. Ranked among the top 10 commercial real estate programs by U.S. News & World Report, Marquette’s is the only commercial real estate program offered at a Jesuit university, uniquely grounding everything the center does in a solid foundation of business principles, ethics, and an environment that engages students, professionals and academics alike.

Led by nationally renowned expert Dr. Mark Eppli, professor and Robert B. Bell, Sr., Chair in Real Estate, the center seeks to build upon the generosity of its founding members and establish an endowment so that it can deliver an enhanced experience for students, faculty and industry.

Recent news & events

Students share their ICSC ReCon experience

In May 2017, 10 real estate students attended the annual real estate industry event in Vegas, and made social media posts chronichling their experiences.  The students firsthand social media posts about their shadowing experiences, informational interviews, conference sessions, and more are collected on this Storify page.


Linda Hucko awarded NAIOP diversity scholarship

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Linda Hucko, an undergraduate student majoring in commercial real estate and accounting at Marquette University and a member of NAIOP Wisconsin, as a recipient of the 2017 Diversity Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Scholarship. Read full story...


2017 Annual Chicago Leadership Breakfast

Join over 200 attendees for the Center for Real Estate’s Annual Leadership Breakfast on June 8, 2017 from 7:30-9:30 am at the Union League Club of Chicago. The event will feature Mr. Daniel Queenan, President of CBRE Global Investors and Dr. Mark Eppli, Robert B. Bell Sr., Chair in Real Estate at Marquette University.


Dr. Eppli Announced as Keynote Speaker for NAIOP Converge

Dr. Eppli will join four other industry leaders as keynote speakers at NAIOP Converge in Chicago on October 10-12, 2017.  More info...


Bill Shiel named new Advisory Board chair

The Marquette University College of Business’ Center for Real Estate has announced that William Shiel has been named Chair of the Advisory Board effective immediately. Shiel succeeds Nancy Leary Haggerty to lead the 34-member advisory board created in 2012.  Bill managed the openings of approximately 7,000 new Walgreens over a 24-year career with the company, and continues to work in the industry with his consulting firm, Shiel Realty Advisors.


Dr. Cashman earns 'best paper' award

George CashmanProfessor Cashman was honored with two awards for his research at the American Real Estate Society annual meeting in April.  He earned both a best paper award as well as an award recognizing his efforts as a peer reviewer for the journal.  Dr. Cashman's work investigates information barriers and financial transparency across real estate organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Read full paper...




Dr. Eppli writes second update from Sydney

Dr. Eppli is currently at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia serving as an Honorary Visiting Fellow and conducting research on the real estate markets there.  He sends his second update on life and the real estate markets in Sydney.


Andrew Sinclair named REALM spokesperson

A board member since 2006, Mr. Andrew Sinclair (BusAd '11, REAL/FIN) has been selected as the 2017-2018 REALM Spokesperson.  Andy is the Vice President of Private Equity at MLG Capital in Brookfield, WI. His team invests in real estate transactions across the nation as joint venture equity. Additionally, he works with new and existing investors that participate in MLG's real estate investments. Outside of work, Andy is a big Marquette basketball fan, enjoys working out and moonlights as a stock picker.


Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Summit

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 over 200 people gathered at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the 5th Annual Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Summit hosted by the Marquette University Center for Real Estate and the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors in partnership with the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Guest speakers included Dr. Robert Dietz, Chief Economist from the National Association of Home Builders, Dr. David Clark, Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Economics in the College of Business at Marquette University, David Stark, Stark Homes, David Belman, Belman Homes, John Horning, Shorewest Realtors and Sharmilla Srivastav from Fannie Mae. Full story and presentations…