The Center offers instructor led ARGUS Software training for students in the MBA Real Estate Program and the Real Estate Association coordinates a discounted student rate for ARGUS Software for academic use.  Columbia Business School students interested in purchasing a discounted license should contact the Vice Presidents of Education in the Real Estate Association

Financial Modeling

CompStak is a platform that aggregates commercial lease and sales transactions from a pre-qualified network of commercial brokers, appraisers, and researchers.

A.CRE offers an on-demand real estate financial modeling accelerator program, which includes a series of 16 case-based modeling courses.  

Wall Street Prep offers a comprehensive real estate modeling program that covers financial modeling best practices, cash flows, and real world case studies.

The Center also subsidizes extracurricular modeling resources for students. Please inquire with Angela E. Lee for more information.

Associations/Industry Organizations

Sources of Real Estate Intelligence


NCREIF Performance and Benchmarking information at the property and fund level (paid)
CBRE U.S. Research Data & Reports by property type and geography (paid)
The Real Deal New York RE News (paid, separate sites for LA and Miami)

Association for REITs and other publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Sdvocates for REIT-based real estate investment with policymakers and the global investment community.

Real Estate Alert Institutional acquisition and real estate investment news/information.  These weekly alerts are available to current Real Estate Association students within the REA Campus Groups page. 
Commercial Mortgage Alert Institutional lending, CMBS and general real estate debt news/information. These weekly alerts are available to current Real Estate Association students within the REA Campus Groups page. 
PWC Real Assets

Real Estate research, trends and forecasts

Marcus & Millichap Market update reports by region, city and property type (paid)
National Real Estate Investor

Annual rankings of the top owners, managers, lenders and exclusive research into the sentiments of borrowers and their strategies across asset classes in the US.

Commercial Observer General Industry News

Blog/news network with specific outlets for content relevant to Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Miami and New York

New York Yimby

News/information specific to new development in New York City


Live Events and Industry News Platform


New York State Association for Affordable Housing

Furman Center Research on housing and urban planning
CRE News Daily market information/news on debt markets, fundraising, investment sales and CMBS
Globe Street

News, data, analysis, and insights on the CRE industry plus market coverage, articles by industry leaders, and information about educational workshops and networking events.

Commercial Property Executive

General news/research/data resource for real estate owners, investors, developers and lessors

Multifamily Executive

News, deal information specific to multifamily sector


CMBS, CRE Finance and Banking research


News/information on RE Private Equity Fund Managers (paid)


Transaction data and intelligence on market pricing, capital flows and investment trends as well as searchable database of over 200,000 investor profiles (paid)


Student housing, apartment and REIT research (paid)


Data and analytics to support market reporting across asset classes and geographies (paid)


Largest database of property, lease, sales, market and submarket info/comps (paid)


Global nonprofit education and research institute representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service (paid)


Leading crowdsourced commercial real estate data platform with access to millions of rent and sales comps 


Commercial real estate data platform with building data, transactions, comps & portfolios on over 49 million properties in the US (paid)

RS Means

North America's leading construction cost database with a collection of actively-monitored data points (paid)

Green Street

Industry leader in real estate and real estate investment trust (REIT) research

Wall Street Journal

Real Estate section of Wall Street Journal (paid)

RIS Media 

News & Research tool for Residential Brokers

National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Largest trade organization in the US with news/research that affects the realtor industry


Real Estate Jobs

New York Times

Real Estate section of New York Times

Crain's Chicago Business

Top source of news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan Chicago

Crain's New York Business

Top source of news, analysis and information on business in metropolitan New York

RE Journals

Leading source for commercial real estate news, covering key influencers to the newest developments in the Midwestern US

LA Business Journal

Real Estate section of local LA business publication covering tops transactions and news in the market.

NYC Department of Housing

Data on quality and affordability of NYC housing

US Census: Survey of Construction

National data on construction of new privately-owned residential properties, also available at the region level. The data provided by Survey of Construction (SOC), which is partially funded by HUD.


News and events platform dedicated to educating and connecting commercial real estate professionals in their local markets and nationwide


Vault Career Guide to Real Estate, Second Edition - Comprehensive career guide for real estate professionals from all sectors


Residental Housing Prices (Rental & Purchases)


Info about home sales, apartment rentals, neighborhood insights, markets and trends

NAIOP: Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Leading commercial real estate industry provider ofeducational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation

American Land Title Association (ALTA)

National trade association representing title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers and real estate attorneys

Appraisal Institute

Leading organization of professional real estate appraisers which supports members through its designation programs, peer review process, education, research and publishing endeavors

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) 

Association represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types

Institute of Real Estate Management

Association for Real Estate Management professiononals providing resources for real estate management professionals

Realtors Land Institute (RLI)

Associations whose members specialize in land brokerage related to all types of land, including specialty properties

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Leading global professional office and industrial real estate association

CoreNet Global Knowledge

Globally-focused resource containing original research, member organization publications, market reports and CRE-specific research reports and white papers (paid)

Inc. 5000: Real Estate

Annual ranking of the fastest-growing private real estate companies in America


Online real estate marketplace that connects tenants and investors to commercial real estate available for sale and lease

PREA Trade association for the global institutional real estate investment industry

Career Information

  • Career Management Center Digital Media Library: Hear from alumni and coaches in short one- to three-minute video segments on how to navigate the Real Estate recruiting process, networking, developing a career path, and much more by logging into the CMC Digital Media Library (Add "Real Estate" in the search window).
  • Hoovers Industry Snapshot

    Please visit the Real Estate Association website for additional resources recommended by Columbia MBA students.