Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Lewis White Real Estate Center at UMKC Bloch Business School

“The Lewis White Real Estate Center is already enjoying great success in the Kansas City real estate community, and we look forward to the program’s growth over the next few years. Having local experts eager to participate in the coursework makes our curriculum more valuable, and the impact on our community is already evidenced by the fact that our students are being hired by new and existing real estate firms.”

Walter S. Clements, CCIM, MRCM, Center director

Study real estate in the heart of an urban laboratory
The Lewis White Real Estate Center (LWREC) at the Bloch School is the only comprehensive center for formal real estate education in the Kansas City area. Students study in a collaborative environment involving direct engagement with the real estate community to learn about the theoretical and applied aspects of real estate. The Center provides a strong hands-on learning experience in Kansas City’s own urban laboratory.

“UMKC stands firmly behind LWREC and we look forward to the continued involvement of faculty, staff, students, real estate professionals and the community in growing this important resource.”
-Gail Hackett, PhD, UMKC Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

LWREC currently offers courses for undergraduate, graduate and non-degree seeking students.

The following courses are being offered in the Fall of 2008:

Real Estate Market Analysis
Real Estate Appraisal

Click here to enroll

Real estate internship opportunities are available throughout the year. Individual faculty will announce relevant internships in class, or you may sign in to UMKC Blackboard (after signing in, click on “Bloch School Career Launcher” and go to “internships” to view current postings).

Several scholarships have been proposed and are being developed for real estate students. For more information on scholarships, contact Student Services.

The Lewis White Real Estate Center is strongly supported by the Kansas City real estate community, members of whom maintain an active role in shaping the future of LWREC. The LWREC Advisory Council meets on a regular basis to help steer the Center as it grows.

LWREC Advisory Council (2008-09)

Walt Clements, CCIM, MRCM
President, Greenleaf Properties, Inc.

Barry Brady
Senior Vice President, Highwoods Properties

Margaret Latshaw

Managing Partner, Latshaw and Company

Kevin K. Nunnink
Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources Inc.

Ted A. Murray
President, Grubb & Ellis

Thomas J. Turner III

Chairman, Collateral Mortgage Capital

Michael Lee Van Buskirk

Vice President, The Zimmer Companies

Jerry White
Senior Adviser, Retail Services Group, Grubb & Ellis, The Winbury Group

The Lewis White Real Estate Center will focus on developing three main goals going forward: academic education; real estate research and professional development for real estate professionals. To read a more in-depth description of these goals, click here.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help develop the real estate professionals of the future, call 816-235-6071