In addition to our cutting edge academic programme, the Real Estate Economics and Finance MSc offers an industry-leading Professional Development Programme. We organise numerous networking events with high profile figures for the real estate industry, including asset managers, investment funds, investment and lending banks developers and consultants. Our dedicated careers advisor offers CV and interview workshops and our active network of alumni actively supports current students via a mentorship scheme.
This is your chance to meet professionals working in the property and real estate sector at different stages in their careers. There will be the opportunity to meet and talk with real estate finance professionals, finance analysts, surveyors, commercial analysts, PE specialists and more.
Typically in the summer and in the winter. We have an active network of alumni who meet on a regular basis and support current students in their professional development.
The LSE careers event
Many of the global players in the real estate industry come to LSE to meet our REEF students during the hiring season in the Autumn.
Recent organisations at our careers events include: Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, Eastdil, Deutsche Finance, Optimum Asset Management and Landlease.
REEF Advisory board careers event
In addition to the LSE real estate careers event we also offer an exclusive event organised by the advisory board of our programme.
This is an opportunity to network with senior professionals who come to LSE to meet our students on invitation of the members of the advisory board.
Real Estate Club events
This student-led club operates with the support of academic staff and organises events relevant to the professional interests of its members. These include workshops and seminars on topics determined by the club’s committee.
On 28 March 2019 the LSE Real Estate Club held their first ever Cross-University Real Estate case competition. Congratulations to the LSE and UCL teams who shared first place and to the Cass Business School team who came third.
REEF students have access to a specialised network of high-profile professionals. We match students who wish to participate in this program with a professional working in their field of interest. We have a network of alumni and friends of the programme stretching across numerous countries and specialisations within the broadly defined area of real estate. Mentors advise on career choices, professional development and help with the job market.
A dedicated member of LSE’s careers office provides individual support for real estate related careers. The office also works with groups and has very useful resources for improving interview and networking skills.
LSE LIFE is a place where you can come to learn more about yourself, your studies and your goals. MSc REEF students can come to LSE LIFE to develop academic, communication, numeracy and research skills, get advice on personal effectiveness and in making life choices, and gain insights into graduate recruitment and career paths, all housed in a purpose-built space on the ground floor of the LSE Library.
LSE LIFE offer a wide range of workshops. Some workshops you may find useful include: Make clear, concise and critical notes from your readings, How to read for academic work and Plan your Michaelmas Term. See more talks and workshops here.
Software and methods training
Careers in real estate economics and finance require different analytical skills, methods training and proficiency in software. In addition to the compulsory teaching we offer complementary training in:
- Excel / cash flow analysis
- GIS (what it is and what it can be used for)
- Stata (what it is and how it can be used for)
- Data session (Library training in real estate data and why it is important)
Investment Property Forum Recognises LSE's MSc REEF
The Investment Property Forum, IPF, includes the MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance programme on their selected list of postgraduate courses that the Forum considers to provide the relevant skills necessary for those operating in the property investment market. This recognition comes with a number of benefits for our Masters graduates, who will be offered fast-track membership to the Forum.
Partnership between MSc REEF and RICS
MSc REEF entered into a partnership agreement with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2002. Graduates from 2002 onwards receive RICS recognition; past graduates can apply to RICS for personal membership.
Recognition of student success by professionals
Our students and their work are highly valued by different professional bodies and this is reflected in several prizes sponsored by different industry insututions. We currently award two prizes: the HSBC Global Asset Management Dissertation Prize and the IPF Postgraduate Dissertation Prize (Investment Property Forum).