Center for Real Estate and Economic Development

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"Location, location, location."


The Center is a unit within the College that intends to increase:

  • The real estate concentration by offering competitive class content and high quality instruction;
  • The level of real estate research among the student body to better understand the local marketplace;
  • The level of community professional real estate education.


The Center is committed to:

  • Academic excellence;
  • Strong partnership with the real estate industry;
  • Research rigor on policy-related topics;
  • Community-based initiatives.


Research projects will be undertaken that:

  • Generate need-to-know data and analysis critical to the policymaker;
  • Provide research reports that can be used and widely distributed;
  • Concentrate on the South Alabama and coastal real estate markets;
  • Provide "data that you can use."

Professional education will be developed to:

  • Maximize programs with selected local trade groups such as the Mobile Area Association of REALTORS® and the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS®
  • Combine USA personnel with local real estate professionals to offer unique and high quality educational content;
  • Provide "education that you can use."