Wisconsin Students Get Hands-On Approach to REIT Investing
Second-year Real Estate MBA students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are gaining unique hands-on experience in active portfolio management as they manage a $2 million fund invested solely in REITs. The REIT fund is part of the University of Wisconsin Endowment first established in the late 1990s by three prominent alumni.
The students are enrolled in a special track of the university’s real estate MBA program known as the Applied Real Estate Investment Track (AREIT). It is described by the school as the first program of its kind in the country.