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Learn what you can do with a degree in Real Estate and Development and explore career paths and resources.

Sample Career Paths

  • Development
  • Brokerage and Leasing
  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Institutional Real Estate Investment
  • Property Management
  • Mortgage and Construction Lending
  • Acquisitions
  • Asset Management
  • Loan Servicing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Law
  • Urban Planning


Career Exploration & Learning Resources

Review these resources for general information on what you can do with a Real Estate and Development major.

Highly recommended websites for ongoing learning and resources:

Looking to expand your Excel skills? Excel skills are important to have for many entry level real estate analyst roles.  

  • Trump Excel offers free general Excel training.
  • Break Into CRE and Adventures in Commercial Real Estate both offer paid training courses in real estate financial modeling. See links above.
  • The USP Department offers Excel tutoring for students enrolled in USP 25, USP 152, and USP 185A.  See the USP Newsletter for details or reach out to the USP Undergraduate Academic Advisor with questions.

Alumni Job Titles

Below is a list of titles RED majors alumni secured upon graduation or in their second position after graduating.  Data gathered via LinkedIn.  


  • Real Estate Analyst
  • Acquisitions Analyst
  • Asset Management Analyst
  • Leasing Marketing Manager
  • Banking Analyst
  • Commercial Loan Administrator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Junior Bank Analyst
  • Market Intelligence & Strategy Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Junior Credit Analyst
  • Valuation Analyst
  • Associate
  • Development Analyst
  • Property Manager
  • Associate Development Manager
  • Planner
  • Analyst
  • Realtor
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Market & Investments Analyst
  • Development Associate
  • Project Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Business Owner
  • Field Engineer
  • Housing and Real Estate Development Coordinator
  • Transportation Planner
  • Transaction Brokerage Coordinator
  • Senior Development Associate

Post-Bachelor's Education

Below is a list of post-bachelor's educational programs RED major alumni entered after graduation. Alumni enrolled in these programs either immediately after graduating from UC San Diego or after working for a short period.   Data gathered via LinkedIn.  
  • Master’s in Business Administration
  • Master's in Marketing
  • Master’s in Finance and Analytics
  • Master’s in Real Estate Development
  • Master’s in Real Estate
  • Master's in Communications and Media Technologies
  • Master’s in Regional Planning
  • Juris Doctor (Law School)
  • Master’s in Applied Finance
  • Doctorate of Architecture

Potential Employers

  • Realty Income Corporation
  • London Moeder Advisors
  • Axos Bank
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • ConAM Management Corporation
  • Altus Group
  • National Storage Affiliates
  • Real Estate software companies (ARGUS, CoStar)
  • Apple
  • Lincoln Realty Group
  • Apartment Realty Group
  • Baddie Development
  • Alexandria Real Estate Equities
  • Financial institutions
  • Cities
  • Universities