MIT established the Center for Real Estate to improve the quality of the built environment, enhance the real estate industry, and serve the Institute as a focal point for real estate education and research. Since its founding in 1983, MIT/CRE has introduced a coordinated set of education and research programs that have changed the face of real estate. Aside from a modest GIB (General Institute Budget) we receive from MIT, all other academic, research, fellowship and operational expenses come from endowments and funds established by the generous contributions of our alumni, friends and industry partners. The ability to continue to create substantial, original work with lasting results can be achieved only with your support, for which we are so grateful.
Faculty, Student Life & Industry Engagement
The Center has established a variety of funds to help sustain its work — those targeting specific programs, and those more generally supporting excellence in the Center’s activities:
This fund supports the operations of the Center for Real Estate. Give to CRE Fund.
New Visions Fund
This unrestricted account provides general support to MIT/CRE lecture programs, new academic initiatives and research, student and faculty activities, technology upgrades, facility improvements, and other projects. Contribute to the New Visions Fund.
MIT/CRE Alumni Fund for Excellence in Education
These funds are used to enrich the educational experience of students enrolled in the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Program. Contribute to the MIT/CRE Alumni Fund for Excellence in Education.
Fellowships & Awards
CRE Graduate Student Fellowship Fund
This expendable fund supports masters and doctoral students at the Center for Real Estate. Contribute to the CRE Graduate Student Fellowship Fund.
Blake Eagle Graduate Student Fellowship Fund
This fund provides tuition support to a candidate for the Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) who has been designated as a Blake Eagle Fellow. The fund was established to honor the contributions of former chairman Blake Eagle, both to the Center and to the real estate industry. Contribute to the Blake Eagle Fellowship Fund.
William Wheaton Graduate student Fellowship Fund
This fund provides tuition support to a candidate for the Masters of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) who has been designated as a William Wheaton Fellow. The fund was established to honor the contributions of William Wheaton, Professor Emeritus, not only to the Center for Real Estate but also in recognition of his pioneering research and work in the field of Urban Economics. Contribute to the William Wheaton Fellowship Fund.
AACRE Thesis Award
This award is granted annually by the Alumni Association of the Center for Real Estate (AACRE) to a graduating student whose thesis research has exemplified a high level of excellence and has the potential for contributing to MIT/CRE, the real estate industry, and to society as a whole. Contribute to the AACRE Thesis Award.