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The Murray H. Goodman Center for Real Estate Studies was established in 1988 through a major gift from Murray H. Goodman, ’48. The center is a self - supporting, interdisciplinary unit of the College of Business and Economics. The center supports undergraduate courses in real estate and real estate finance, scholarly research in real estate, and sponsors joint activities with practitioners in the real estate field.

Educational opportunities.
The center offers an innovative curriculum and diverse research opportunities for all students. The center exposes undergraduates to the commercial real estate industry through its Integrated Real Estate at Lehigh (ire@l) program.

Research activities.
Students work alongside faculty to advance the field. A wide variety of faculty research projects, supported by private foundations, governmental agencies and practitioner organizations, give students the opportunity to investigate – side by side with Lehigh faculty – critical issues with a scope as wide as the world of real estate itself. This hands-on research emphasis, combined with our innovative curriculum, makes Lehigh’s real estate program different from – and better than – any other program. Anywhere.

Practitioner Interaction.
The current generation of real estate leaders helps guide the way for the next generation of real estate leaders. Our large and growing alumni base of highly accomplished real estate professionals, parents and friends of Lehigh enthusiastically serve as role models, sounding boards and mentors to our students.

The center sponsors a continuing series of seminars and presentations by real estate executives and practitioners. The emphasis on continuing education and research among real estate practitioner organizations, as well as Lehigh’s proximity to major real estate markets, enable the center to engage the practitioner community in a variety of joint projects. These joint projects include: Sponsored research projects; Continuing education programs and short courses; Special conferences and events of national and/or regional interest; and, Center-sponsored databases and continuing activities of interest to the practitioner community.