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

Real Estate Strategies Conference - September 18

Harvard Economist Dr. Ed Glaeser to keynote this year's conference themed " The Evolution of the City as a Place of Innovation and Efficiency: The Impact on Property Markets."  Now accepting sponsorships.


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...


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...