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. In 2018, the international trek students ventured to Tokyo, Japan to visit the Ginza Six shopping experience, OMO Otsuka Hoskino Hotel, Hoshino Resort Tokyo and Blackstone Tokyo office. The domestic trek highlights development sites in New York City. The students will be traveling to Sydney, Australia in 2019.
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.