B.S. in real estate

The real estate major prepares you for careers in corporate real estate, development, brokerage, investment counseling, site analysis, property management and mortgage lending in the public and private sectors.

We’re the longest-standing bachelor’s degree in real estate in Virginia, and one of only about 25 in the U.S. Our program is recognized by the Appraisal Foundation, which means you may be eligible to receive academic credit toward real estate appraiser licensure and certification.


Our program introduces basic principles of real estate, property management, real estate law, appraisal and finance. Select from a comprehensive list of electives to learn the essentials of real estate negotiation, brokerage and land-use planning. We also offer internships that give you real-world experience and prepare you for a variety of careers in the real estate profession.

Program and degree requirements

Career opportunities

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Commonwealth of Virginia
    • CB Richard Ellis
    • Colliers International
    • Cushman & Wakefield
    • Virginia Housing and Development Authority
  • Careers in the field:
    • Appraiser
    • Community development manager
    • Financial & Real Estate Analyst
    • Leasing Consultant/Manager 
    • Loan Officer-Residential/Commercial
    • Property Manager 
    • Real Estate Broker 
    • Real Estate Investor 
    • Real Estate Research/Data Analysis
    • Site Selection
    • Underwriter
    • Urban Planning  
Quote icon
  • We were able to get out of the classroom environment and into Richmond’s current real estate world – building professional relationships with top industry members and learning hands-on about real issues such as land use, urban planning and commercial development.
    Statia Gibson
    BSRE '12
  • The first three rules of real estate are networking, networking and networking. It is how we, as students, ensure success for ourselves, by building a safety net of contacts to support our future careers in the industry.
    Katie Coleman
    BSRE '11
  • Rho Epsilon, the Kornblau Real Estate Program’s official student organization, taught me ‘It’s not only the grades you make, but the hands you shake.’ Through various networking opportunities, I connected with real estate professionals whose advice and guidance prepared me for the working world!
    Jaime Wood
    BSRE '17
  • The Kornblau Real Estate Program offered the tools and resources needed to help me gain the knowledge to not only land a job, but a career once I graduated.
    Kurt Wallenborn
    BSRE '12