Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate was created to support the faculty, students and real estate industry through research, guest lectures, job placement, executive education, fundraising and events.

New Opportunities for Students
The Institute recently announced several significant scholarship funds and internship initiatives for its students. 

Academic Programs

The Institute offers an undergraduate Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration in Real Estate and two graduate degree programs, a Master of Science in Real Estate and a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Real Estate. These degree programs offer specialized classes and an inter-disciplinary approach combining urban economics with "hands-on" real estate learning. The Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program gives real estate professionals the opportunity to receive a maximum of 12 graduate semester hours for a current professional certification in the real estate industry.

The Institute also offers two graduate certificate programs – Real Estate Finance and Investment and Real Estate Development. These certificates offer focused knowledge in their respective disciplines using the “hands-on” and “industry-knowledge”-based learning represented in all of the departments courses.


The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate appreciates the support of the real estate industry as it prepares the next generations of real estate professionals. With your support, the Institute can continue to develop top talent in Chicago that can become valuable contributors to your team, assure that its educational offerings are accessible to all by offering financial support to its students, and promote your support of progressive higher education. 

21st Annual Real Estate Gala on September 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Save the Date

MBIRE 21st Annual Real Estate Gala

September 29, 2022 at 5:30 pm

The Old Post Office
433 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60607

MBIRE in the News


Student Resources

The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate supports the education of its students and the continued success of its alumni through its numerous programs and resources. 

History and Leadership

Established in 2002 to bring real estate education to Chicago, the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate has supported The Chicago School of Real Estate faculty, students and leaders of the real estate industry as it prepares the next generations of real estate industry professionals. The programs overseen by the Institute have graduated more than 325 students as of 2018. 

"My time in the MSRE program was challenging yet rewarding. Having no real estate experience or exposure prior to enrolling, I was concerned about my ability to catch up, but between the instructors and course materials I was able to remain academically competitive. The Marshall Bennett Institute provides every opportunity for students to be successful: the abundance of scholarships, exposure to the various elements of the field and the personal investment in each student makes it extremely difficult to fail. I am thankful for my experience and I look forward to giving back to the program as well as witnessing the growth of the program."

Ashley Pollock - MSRE '18
Associate Project Manager, LivCorp

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