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The Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate embraces a comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education. The faculty bring real world experience to the classroom to engage you in a curriculum that will assist you in developing the analytical and professional skills necessary for a career in real estate or economic development.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Real Estate

Embark on an exciting journey in a unique program that combines academics and practice with professors and practitioners in a joint effort to enhance, or jumpstart, your career.

Why Study Real Estate at ODU?

Involvement in research that impacts Hampton Roads and other coastal communities

Hampton Roads is ranked the 37th largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, is home to 1.7 million people living in multiple cities. Faculty at the Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate conduct regional research on land-use issues that impact Hampton Roads and coastal communities. The Hampton Roads Real Estate Markets Sentiment Index Survey, for example, examines real-time development issues, including sea-level rise and resiliency, to better understand the impact of such challenges on the real estate industry.

Internship Opportunities

Our students are placed in real estate internships throughout the region and country, in companies like:

  • S.L. Nusbaum Realty - Brokerage
  • CBRE - Real Estate Management
  • Patrick Henry Mall - Real Estate Management
  • Harris Property Advisors - Real Estate Valuation
  • Valbridge Property Advisors - Real Estate Valuation
  • The Franklin Johnston Group - Real Estate Management

  • Harbor Group International - Real Estate Management

Harbor Group International is a key community partner to the E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate and their annual summer internship program provides students with opportunities to work within the commercial and multi-family real estate markets throughout the U.S. Student interns with subsidiary Harbor Group Management Company utilize their academic experiences and knowledge as they participate in real world group projects. At the conclusion of the program, students present their findings to the senior leadership team for evaluation. Interns not only learn more about key markets, they gain valuable work experiences, establish key business relationships and begin building their professional networks. Additionally, students can earn three credit hours, satisfying a major course requirement. Visit ODU Career Development Services for information on internship credit.