Real Estate Club

The Real Estate Club (REC) at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business (JGSB) is open to students interested in all areas of real estate. The REC works closely with the Career Management Center (CMC), alumni, and faculty to assist in career development and networking within the real estate industry.


The mission of the Rice Real Estate Club is to:
  • Educate REC members and MBA students about the diverse array of real estate career opportunities.
  • Network with industry professionals, including Houston real estate business leaders, Rice MBA alumni, and global connections.
  • Prepare students for internship and full-time real estate opportunities.
The REC helps students explore potential careers in:
  • Real Estate Management
  • Development and Construction
  • Investment Banking and Mortgage Banking
  • Brokerage and Leasing
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Appraisal and Consulting
Please feel free to contact us by email at


Michelle Kobelan
Jimmy Vu


The Real Estate Club at Rice is highly active. Some of our past events include:
  • Introductory Club Meeting
  • Biznow Houston “New Development & Construction” Event
  • CRE Luncheon @ Cohen House
  • Fall Trek
  • Panel discussion with local leaders   
  • ARGUS DCF Certification
  • ULI Young Leaders Event
  • Transwestern Trendlines Event
  • MIT Real Estate Case Competition
  • Real Estate Club / ULI Joint Event 
  • Biznow Houston Event 
  • ULI Young Leaders Event 
  • Spring Trek
  • “Speed Dating” networking / Q&A Event with local leaders
  • NAIOP Real Estate Case Competition


Jones Graduate School of Business – Concentration in Real Estate:

Archived Real Estate Club Articles in The Hooter Newsletter:

May 2011 Interview of Real Estate Club by Bisnow Publication:

Informal Organization – Rice MBAs in Real Estate Website: