Karla Moses, a third-year undergraduate student in the University of Baltimore's undergraduate Real Estate and Economic Development program in the Merrick School of Business, has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the national Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) organization for 2011-12.
CREW awards 10 scholarships each year to undergraduate students from programs throughout the United States, based on grades, interest in real estate and an essay submitted by the students. Moses is the third student from UB to win the award in the past four years. She plans to attend law school and specialize in real estate law.
Deborah Ford, director of the real estate program, said, "Karla is an exceptional student. Her classroom performance, as well as her participation in UB activities, has made her a favorite on campus. CREW's recognition is testament to the excellence of our students and the program, which is now in only its fourth year."
Moses is currently the president of the school’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO Club) and has been a project manager for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center’s student consulting services program. She is working as a Merrick School Ambassador reaching out to alumni and has worked with Dean Darlene Smith and other student leaders during the development of the strategic plan that will be unveiled in the coming months. When she is not on campus she is an associate broker for Long and Foster.
Ultimately Moses would like to earn a law degree with a concentration in real estate law along with an M.B.A. with a concentration in sustainable real estate development. She also looks forward to obtaining a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and an International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) certification as well.
“I intend to use these credentials to efficiently grow my nascent real estate sales and consulting businesses into a full service real estate brokerage and consulting firm,” said Moses.
UB offers the state's only bachelor's program in real estate. This profession stands alongside banking and financial institutions as the largest recruiters of business graduates. UB graduates use this degree to enter a wide variety of fields, including economic development, appraisal, the government, secondary mortgage markets, banking, real estate investment, property management, commercial lending, and land use and planning.
CREW has 80,000 members nationwide and exists to influence the success of the commercial real estate industry by advancing the achievements of women.
This story first appeared in the June 2011 issue of The Merrick Exchange .