Launch of the CRE / UM Global Real Estate Leaders Program  - MIT Center for Real Estate

Launch of the CRE / UM Global Real Estate Leaders Program 

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New program focuses on preparing the next generation of real estate leaders

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate and the University of Maastricht (UM) Center for Real Estate have partnered to offer the pioneering Global Leaders Program in Real Estate. With an evolution of the industry already underway, the program’s purpose is to provide mid-career professionals with the skills and knowledge required to become the next leaders in the real estate industry. 

Course chart: fundamental knowledge, mega trends, skill development for 21st century global leaders
Curriculum Foci – Global Real Estate Leaders Program, 2023

The academic directors are, Siqi Zheng, faculty director of CRE, Piet Eichholtz, professor at Maastricht University, Nils Kok Chief Economist at GeoPhy, and Juan Palacios, assistant professor at Maastricht University. The team designed the curriculum for experienced professionals within the real estate industry, asset management, the finance industry, and other areas within the built environment. The courses provide both in-depth insights into the real estate investment industry, as well as leadership and management skills. Each course is taught by real estate leaders who have had a formative and transformational impact in their field.

The Global Real Estate Leaders Program consists of courses taught over 4 week-long sessions, across two continents. Aside lecturers and group discussions, participants will be led on a number of site visits by leading architects and project managers to some of the most innovative and advanced buildings and ongoing development projects in Europe and North America. 

After a successful completion of the program, participants will be prepared to act on current and future challenges as leaders in the industry; inflation, rising interest rates, climate risk, labor shortages, and technological changes. This is marked by receiving a professional diploma and a certificate for each block completed. There is also the opportunity to collaborate further with faculty in different activities such as teaching, entrepreneurship activities or industry relationships of the center.

Deadline for an early-bird discount is coming soon!

Apply before January 30th to get a discount of EUR 4,000. To learn more, including dates and program overview, and how to apply visit the program website:

There will be a number of live open houses (online). Register for more information about the dates of upcoming open houses at the following link

Contact the academic director of the program, Juan Palacios, with any questions.

Launch of the CRE / UM Global Real Estate Leaders Program