The Center for Real Estate and Finance offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with alumni and industry executives—the first step in building a career—through events, clubs, and courses. The center hosts annual international and domestic real estate treks in partnership with the Cornell Real Estate Club. During the 2017 spring break, students traveled to London, Great Britain, to visit real estate projects in various stages of completion, including the much-anticipated Battersea Power Station. In 2018, the international trek ventures to Tokyo, Japan. The domestic trek highlights development sites in New York City.
Other events offered by the center include multiple case competitions, presentations, and informal open sessions with high-level industry executives, as well as receptions for students to network with real estate alumni. With access to real-time industry databases during course study, students are always up on the current real estate trends.