College Hosts Real Estate Finance and Development Expo
—Apr. 2, 2007
Twenty-six national and regional companies participated in the Real Estate Finance and Development Expo hosted by the College
of Business Center for Student Professional Development March 26.
Thanks to UTSA alum, Cheryl Garcia, BBA â€™85, MBA â€™99, who chairs the programâ€™s task force, nearly 300
UTSA students were able to meet and speak with representatives from various real estate and finance companies regarding career
opportunities and internships in this growing field. As part of the Expo, the Responsible Growth Alliance donated a 26â€ plasma
screen television as a door prize for students attending the event. Omar Collier, a finance major, was the
Over $30,000 in contributions has been raised this year from the Greater San Antonio Education Foundation, the San Antonio
Board of Realtors, local real estate developers and others associated with this industry to fund program development.
The Department of Finance offers a bachelor's of business administration degree in real estate finance and development.
This degree is specifically for students interested in career in managing businesses associated with real estate and the
planning, financing, development and construction of building projects. Graduates will be able to explore career opportunities
in areas such as financial analysis, market analysis, mortgage banking and real estate finance, real estate development and
real estate investment.
"This degree capitalizes on the department's existing expertise in real estate,â€ said Keith Fairchild,
chair of the Department of Finance. "It will increase our visibility in the real estate community through an enhanced
and broadened perspective of the industry.â€ In San Antonio, the real estate industry employs more than 131,000 people and
generates an economic impact of $19.4 billion each year.