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B.S. in Real Estate and Economic Development

Real estate is the world’s largest asset class, and real estate companies—along with banking and financial institutions—are the largest recruiters of business graduates.

Our undergraduate Real Estate and Economic Development program is the only one of its kind in Maryland, designed to prepare graduates for careers in real property. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a career in:

• development • appraisal • federal, state and local governments • secondary mortgage markets • banking • real estate investment • property management • commercial lending • economic development • land use and planning.

Learn more about Construction Management, a specialization within the Real Estate and Economic Development program.


Explore this specialization and see if this major is for you.

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  • Did you know?

    The Merrick School of Business and its economic research arm, the Jacob France Institute are proud to support Baltimore with vital data pertaining to the economic development of the city.

    The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA-JFI) was born in 2000 after a two-year planning process where several citywide nonprofit organizations, city government agencies, neighborhoods, and foundations were gathered together by the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

    Since that time, BNIA-JFI has grown to include many more groups and individuals, and more each day have come to consider themselves part of this growing Alliance – this movement toward well-informed decision making for change. BNIA-JFI designed its core functions based on the knowledge that Baltimore needed a common way of understanding how our neighborhoods and overall quality of life are changing over time. Baltimore needed a common threshold from which to have discussions about what is best for changing conditions. Baltimore needed a mechanism to hold itself and all others who work, live, play, and invest in its neighborhoods, accountable for moving in the right direction. BNIA-JFI works to fulfill these needs. 

    Check out the most recent Vital Signs report that shares related data points compiled from a variety of reliable sources that “take the pulse” of Baltimore’s neighborhoods.