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Interdisciplinary Group for Real Estate (IGRE)

The Interdisciplinary Group for the MSRE (IGRE) was formed in September 2014 to serve as a proxy of a department, to oversee the development and implementation of the restructuring of the Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program in the current form.

Upon the formation of the Department of Real Estate in September of 2017, to the Interdisciplinary Group for the MSRE was renamed the Interdisciplinary Group for Real Estate (IGRE). The primary responsibility of the IGRE is to provide advice to the Department of Real Estate (DRE) on existing and potential interdisciplinary initiatives.

Current mandate

  1. Explore areas of possible interdisciplinary collaboration across the College of Built Environments and the broader university.
  2. Explore and discuss differing pedagogical forms across disciplines.
  3. Determine the extent to which student learning outcomes can be enhanced through the adoption of interdisciplinary frameworks.
  4. Support the Department of Real Estate in helping to facilitate inter-disciplinary research and executive education initiatives.

Members:

  • Sofia Dermisi, Professor of Real Estate & Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments (Chair)
  • Simon Stevenson, Professor of Real Estate, Head/Chair, Department of Real Estate, College of Built Environments
  • Karen Boxx, Professor of Law, Law School
  • Qing Shen, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, College of Built Environments
  • Giovanni Migliaccio, Associate Professor of Construction Management, College of Built Environments
  • Kamran M. Nemati, Associate Professor of Construction Management, College of Built Environments
  • Kate Simonen, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Built Environments
  • Rick Mohler, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Built Environments
  • Gregg Colburn, Assistant Professor in Real Estate, College of Built Environments (new member)
  • Tracey Seslen, Senior Lecturer, Foster School of Business
  • Peter Orser, Chair of the Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Eric Campbell, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Real Estate Advisory Board
  • Suzanne Cartwright, Associate Director of Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, Runstad Center Staff representative

Program Director of Graduate Programs

The primary responsibility of the Director of Graduate Programs is to ensure the delivery of a high quality learning experience for students in the program and to work alongside the Chair of the Department of Real Estate (DRE), the Graduate Program Coordinator and the Chair of the IGRE on related activities.

The Department of Real Estate currently offers three Graduate programs:

 

American Real Estate Society

Dr. Dermisi serves the American Real Estate Society as the President and previously served as the program chair of the 2018 ARES annual meeting.