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MRED+U Travel Scholarship

We offer a limited number of need-based travel scholarships to attend conferences and events. Fill out and return this form to mredu@miami.edu to request scholarship.

Travel Scholarship Application: https://mredu.arc.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/MREDU-Travel-Scholarship.pdf

Travel Information Packet: https://mredu.arc.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/MREDU-Travel-Packet.pdf

 

MRED+U Resume Template

Use the following resume template for all MRED+U related correspondence. Return your resume to mredu@miami.edu using the following naming conventions: Last Name First Name_MREDU Resume.pdf.

https://mredu.arc.miami.edu/_assets/pdf/MREDU-Resume-Template.docx

 

Mentors

You will be placed with an alumni mentor during orientation. During the first few weeks of the program you will be asked to select your top three mentor choices. Please review the list of Advisory Board Members so that you are prepared to select your choices.

 

Housing

Students tend to live in the areas near campus, Coconut Grove, South Beach and Brickell. Consider whether you will be driving, biking or taking transit. Brickell tends to be the most expensive, but is very accessible by transit. South Beach is a good drive from campus (depending on the class time it could be during rush hour), but it's a fun place to be. Coconut Grove is close, can be inexpensive, and is a short bike ride.

There is a MetroRail station directly across from campus. MetroRail passes are available at a reduced price to students. Parking passes are about $500 annually.

If you are interested in having a MRED+U student as a roommate, we would be happy to connect you. Please email mredu@miami.edu or take advantage of the MRED+U FB Group.

UM Department of Housing and Residential Life: Off-Campus

UM Student Housing Facebook Page

 

Summer Reading

We recommend that you check out the following books this summer, prior to beginning the program.

An Introduction to Real Estate Finance, 2013, Edward Glickman

Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, 2006, David Geltner, et al.

The Complete Guide to Developing Commercial Real Estate, 2011, Robert Wehrmeyer

The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur: How the Growth of Cities and the Sharing Economy Are Driving a New Breed of Innovators, 2016, Boyd Cohen, Pablo Muñoz 

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape, 1993, James Howard Kunstler

The Option of Urbanism, 2009, Christopher Leinberger

Real Estate Finance and Investments: Risks and Opportunities, 2016, Peter Linneman

The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism (MIT Press), 2016, Arun Sundararajan

The Walkable City, 2013, Jeff Speck

and anything on the Sharing Economy / Disruptive Technologies such as AirBnB, WeWork, Uber, eg. 

 

Case Studies

HFF has a set of case studies of transactions closed or on market. These properties / opportunities could be converted into reinforcement assignments for students to practice and refine finance skills. 
Here's a link: https://www.hfflp.com/property-types/office/closed-transactions.aspx

Alternatively, there are other resources for similar real-world case studies: 
http://uli.org/wp-content/uploads/ULI-Documents/ULI-Case-Studies-1450-Brickell.pdf 

 

ULI Memberships

All MRED+U students are required to become student members of the Urban Land Institute, which will enable them to take advantage of seminars, workshops, members-only project visits and other activities sponsored by the local ULI District Council and the worldwide ULI organization. Membership will also provide students access to ULI’s web resources and magazine. 

Student memberships are $110. Visit http://www.uli.org/JoinULI.aspx to become a member. 

 

RSMeans CostWorks

RSMeans CostWorks is available in the School of Architecture Library. 

 

CoStar

MRED+U students will receive access to CoStar, a web-based commercial real estate research and information service. Sign the Student Acknowledgement Form and return to mredu@miami.edu to gain access. You will receive information via email directly from CoStar within the first few weeks of the semester. 

 

ULI Development Case Studies

ULI Development Case Studies is available with ULI Membership and is also available in the School of Architecture Library. You can find out more about this database and the case studies available on the following site, http://casestudies.uli.org/.

 

CCIM

University Fast Track
University of Miami graduates are eligible for the CCIM University Fast Track, https://www.ccim.com/membership/university-fast-track/. Earn the CCIM designation at an accelerated pace though the University Fast Track. Graduates of real estate master's programs from approved colleges and universities will get credit for most of the core designation courses.

Academic Membership: $50 rate that allows gives you access to many of the benefits including STDBonline which is a great resource for students (https://www.ccim.com/membership/academic-membership/).

 

Other Resources

American Real Estate Society

http://www.aresnet.org/

New Construction Diary by BiggerPockets

http://www.newconstructiondiary.com/New%20Construction%20Diary%20-%20Atlanta.pdf

Crossman and Company

https://www.crossmanco.com/education-and-diversity/

Video: The Top 5 Ways to be Fired

Professional Builder Magazine by Scott Sedam:

Higher Growth/Lower Margins ... "It's Happening"

Additional Margin: Find It, in These 6 Buckets

Real Capital Analytics Trends Report

https://www.rcanalytics.com/Public/academic.aspx

Small Scale Developers & Builders

https://www.cnu.org/our-projects/small-scale-developers-builders