Schack Institute of Real Estate

Mission

For more than 50 years, the Schack Institute has been at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of research and industry engagement.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate offers cutting-edge, globally focused curricula including a real estate bachelor’s degree, real estate and real estate development graduate degrees, a construction management graduate degree, real estate continuing education, and real estate executive education. All programs focus on experiential learning and are taught by leaders in academia and seasoned real estate professionals. The Schack Institute provides unsurpassed networking opportunities through direct connections within the real estate industry, and world-renowned conferences, internships, and guest speakers. The Schack Advisory Board serves as a driving force behind the stellar NYU real estate education you will receive, combined with the opportunity to study in NYC, the real estate capital of the world.

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Research Centers and Initiatives

In addition to the flagship conferences, the Schack research centers host regular forums addressing a wide-range of current issues in real estate, development, sustainability, urbanism, and housing affordability. 

CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance

Center for Sustainable Built Environment

Educational Offerings

Wherever you are at in your career and professional development, our suite of degree and non-degree programs will prepare you for a successful career in the fast-past world of commerical real estate and construction management.  

Program Structure

Hybrid Program
Blended Program
Low Residency Program
Campus Program
Online Program
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Degree Programs

  • B.S. in Real Estate
  • M.S. in Real Estate
  • M.S. in Real Estate Development
  • M.S. in Construction Management 
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Certificates and Continuing Education

  • Real Estate Investment 
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Data Analytics
  • Real Estate Development and Land Use
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Residential Property management 
  • Buildings and Construction

Coming Soon:

  • Affordable Housing (Fall 2022)
  • Hotel Investment and Development (Fall 2022) 
  • Proptech (Fall 2022) 

The Hirsh Fellows Program

The Schack Institute of Real Estate Hirsh Fellows Program enrolls 15-20 exceptional full-time students each fall who earn a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) with a concentration in Finance and Investment.

Building upon the Schack Institute’s world-renowned graduate real estate curriculum, the Hirsh Fellows Program offers a highly specialized, one-year academic and co-curricular cohort experience that prepares students for management and executive positions in the real estate industry. The selected cohort begins its studies in late August, prior to the start of the regular semester.

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BS in Real Estate

Campus program

The BS in Real Estate program is a special place to study the practice of real estate in a growing metropolis that continues to redesign its skyline. Our prominent alumni, exceptional faculty, and leading industry experts are all part of an amazing education that prepares students for a first rate career in real estate. 

MS in Real Estate

Campus program

The MS in Real Estate program provides students with both the fundamental knowledge and the advanced analytical skills required for long-term success across a spectrum of the real estate industry. Based in the heart of New York City, our faculty are seasoned industry experts who deliver cutting-edge, real-time knowledge to our students. The breadth and scope of the classroom experience prepares students for the rigors of daily life in real estate, integrating theory, real-work application, and practice-based immersion in all phases of real estate investment and ownership.

MS in Construction Management

Campus program

The MS in Construction Management is a dynamic program that gives students the knowledge and skills to manage and administer any type of construction project. Centered in the heart of New York City, students obtain the expertise from our faculty who practice their construction specialty in New York City. The magnitude of the construction projects that are being developed in New York City helps students obtain a better understanding of the complexity of the construction process through the classroom experience.   

MS in Real Estate Development

Campus program

The MS in Real Estate Development program offers students the overall capabilities to become successful developers and to focus on their areas of special interest. The program offers core courses in finance, economic analysis, law, planning and process, plush specific tracks in sustainability, global real estate, and the business of development.   

Executive and Corporate Education

Executive and Corporate Education programs at the Schack Institute bring decision-makers from real estate firms around the world to New York City, where our faculty led programs in established areas such as real estate finance and emerging disciplines including real estate data analysis and proptech. Schack's program staff work closely with our partner firms to craft academically rigorous experiences that align with firm goals in skill-building. In addition to traditional executive education, Schack offers our partner firms a range of customized online courses available to a wider audience with their organizations.

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Student Experience

From initial interest to graduation and beyond, Schack offers in-depth resources, including academic advising, industry specific workshops, networking opportunities, and career support to enhance the student experience.

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Co-Curricular and Extracurricular Activities

  • Student Government
  • Global Field Intensives
  • Executive-in-Residence
  • Supporting Your Career
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Advising Support

  • Academic Advising at Schack
  • A Day at Schack
  • Student Workshops

A Special Message from Larry Silverstein

Larry Silverstein, founder of the NYU SPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, chairman emeritus of the Schack Institute Board, and chairman of Silverstein Properties, had a message for our students and people everywhere: we will come through this better, stronger, and more resilient than ever.

Events and Conferences

The Schack Institute hosts some of the most prominent conferences in real estate, including the Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate, the Annual REIT Symposium, and the Annual Women in Real Estate Symposium—one of the largest events of its kind in the industry.

Please check back frequently for upcoming events.

2022 REIT Symposium Panel

NY1 Features Story on the NYCHA Real Estate Scholars Program— Recently Launched by the Schack Institute of Real Estate, Taconic Partners, and the Fund for Public Housing

Recently NY1 featured a story about the collaboration between the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, Taconic Partners, and the Fund for Public Housing that have joined forces and have launched a pilot program, which provides a cohort of 20 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) high school students with an entry point to a commercial real estate career while introducing them to college student life.

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SCHACk BY THE NUMBERS

640+
Number of degree-seeking students currently enrolled
50+
Number of Countries Represented by Degree-Seeking Students
4,800
NUMBER OF ALUMNI WHO COMPRISE THE SCHACK ALUMNI NETWORK
98.3%
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS EMPLOYED POST GRADUATION

Distinguished Faculty

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Barry Hersh

Clinical Associate Professor

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Richard Lambeck

Clinical Associate Professor

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Schack Highlights

July 11, 2022
Schack Institute of Real Estate Clinical Professor Barry Hersh Is Appointed to EPA’s Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
June 21, 2022
Project Destined and the NYU School of Professional Studies 
Schack Institute of Real Estate Collaborate to Provide Diverse Undergraduate Students With Unparalleled Access to Financial Modeling Training
May 19, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Keisha Spradley
May 17, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Evelyn Tsai
May 16, 2022
Passion Drives Schack Student Who Juggles Working Full-Time, Serves as Editor of Blueprint, and Is Part of REISA’s Leadership Team
May 16, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Viquar Chaudhry
April 18, 2022
Schack Institute Partners with REEC on a Summer Program to Introduce High School Students of Color to Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate
April 18, 2022
As Part of the Learning Process, Schack Institute Construction Management Students Take Tour of Former Bed Bath & Beyond Building Site
November 15, 2021
Rethinking Affordable Housing Finance
November 11, 2021
Schack Grad Students Create Digital Publication to Keep Community Connected
February 5, 2020
The Women in Real Estate Scholarship Program
February 5, 2020
The Schack Executive in Residence Series
March 30, 2021
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 25th Annual REIT Symposium Through a Series of Online Webinars Presented April 6-8
February 5, 2020
The Schack Executive in Residence Series
November 8, 2019
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 52nd Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate
October 1, 2019
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host Third National Symposium of Women in Real Estate
August 22, 2019
48th Annual Urban Leadership Award Recipient Wendy Silverstein: Industry Leader and Chief Investment Officer of ARK, the Real Estate Private Equity Platform of The We Company
June 26, 2019
The New York South Asian Real Estate Network (NYSAREN) Panel and Dinner
November 15, 2021
Rethinking Affordable Housing Finance
February 25, 2020
Q & A with Clinical Associate Professor Richard Lambeck
February 3, 2020
Q & A with Clinical Professor Timothy Savage, Ph.D.
July 11, 2022
Schack Institute of Real Estate Clinical Professor Barry Hersh Is Appointed to EPA’s Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
June 21, 2022
Project Destined and the NYU School of Professional Studies 
Schack Institute of Real Estate Collaborate to Provide Diverse Undergraduate Students With Unparalleled Access to Financial Modeling Training
May 19, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Keisha Spradley
May 17, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Evelyn Tsai
May 16, 2022
Passion Drives Schack Student Who Juggles Working Full-Time, Serves as Editor of Blueprint, and Is Part of REISA’s Leadership Team
May 16, 2022
Schack Institute Spotlight: Graduating Student Series – Viquar Chaudhry
April 18, 2022
Schack Institute Partners with REEC on a Summer Program to Introduce High School Students of Color to Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate
April 18, 2022
As Part of the Learning Process, Schack Institute Construction Management Students Take Tour of Former Bed Bath & Beyond Building Site
November 15, 2021
Rethinking Affordable Housing Finance
November 11, 2021
Schack Grad Students Create Digital Publication to Keep Community Connected
February 5, 2020
The Women in Real Estate Scholarship Program
February 5, 2020
The Schack Executive in Residence Series
March 30, 2021
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 25th Annual REIT Symposium Through a Series of Online Webinars Presented April 6-8
February 5, 2020
The Schack Executive in Residence Series
November 8, 2019
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host 52nd Annual Conference on Capital Markets in Real Estate
October 1, 2019
NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate to Host Third National Symposium of Women in Real Estate
August 22, 2019
48th Annual Urban Leadership Award Recipient Wendy Silverstein: Industry Leader and Chief Investment Officer of ARK, the Real Estate Private Equity Platform of The We Company
June 26, 2019
The New York South Asian Real Estate Network (NYSAREN) Panel and Dinner
November 15, 2021
Rethinking Affordable Housing Finance
February 25, 2020
Q & A with Clinical Associate Professor Richard Lambeck
February 3, 2020
Q & A with Clinical Professor Timothy Savage, Ph.D.