Real Estate Development Association – The MLPD Student Organization
Complementing the academic MLPD content is the program's student group, the Real Estate Development Association (REDA), organized for development of leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, and for building students' professional industry networks. The group is active in securing speakers for its speaker series, taking field trips to development projects, conducting several networking events, and participating in service opportunities such as Texas A&M’s Big Event. Student leaders become industry leaders and join the MLPD's Development Industry Advisory Council (DIAC). Current student profiles can also be viewed on the REDA website. You can also find REDA on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Aggie Real Estate Network
The Aggie Real Estate Network is open to all current and former students graduating with a real estate degree from Texas A&M University. This professional organization has several hundred members who are active in real estate throughout Texas and the United States. A current directory of former Real Estate program students aids both former and current students to quickly find a friendly expert when information or advice is needed. The group that strives to become industry leaders through seminars and networking opportunities. The highlight of each year is the organization's Annual Conference which includes industry speakers, networking and recreational activities.
Land Development students are encouraged to strengthen their ties to the real estate industry through membership in professional organizations. The Urban Land Institute (ULI), the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) are among the organizations which offer many useful services, conferences, and publications. Many of the professional organizations offer special rates for student members, or have student chapters on campus.
CCIM Certification – University Fast Track
Students graduating from the program are also eligible for CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institutes’s University Fast Track program. Graduates of the Land Development program receive credit for the following CCIM courses: CI 101 Financial Analysis, CI 102 Market Analysis, and CI 104 Investment Analysis. See CCIM’s University Fast Track Website for more information. Click herefor the application specific to Texas A&M University.
Other Student Organizations
Texas A&M University is home to over 800 active student organizations. If you have a passion about something, chances are there’s a student group for that! Visit Texas A&M Student Activities to find the group for you.