Shenehon Center for Real Estate

Shenehon Center for Real Estate


The Shenehon Center for Real Estate works to develop programming to meet the needs of real estate professionals working with both residential and commercial real estate.

Special Events

  • Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame: Honors leaders in the local real estate community who demonstrate the highest level of ethics, have made significant contributions in their areas of real estate and are recognized as role models in their discipline.  
  • Real Estate Executive Insight Series: Invites speakers from the real estate industry to provide valuable information and discussion about hot topics and current trends. This is a free program and is open to the public.


  • Real Estate Outlook: An annual half-day conference presented by Integra Realty Resources and the Shenehon Center for Real Estate. This conference brings together local and national experts to discuss the outlook for various areas of real estate in the upcoming year. Profits from this conference help to fund scholarships for students in UST's graduate and undergraduate real estate programs.
  • The Annual Business Valuation Conference: An annual one-day conference offered each year in late January or early February. This conference covers topics of interest to attorneys, accountants, business brokers, business owners, commercial real estate brokers, lenders, investment bankers, appraisers and others who regularly encounter business valuation issues.  
  • Affordable Housing Conference: An annual one-day conference bringing together various professionals related to financing, for-profit development, non-profit development, housing authorities, housing officials, housing advocates, economic development officials, property managers, real estate attorneys and elected officials to  exchange ideas, network, and learn from one anothers successes. 

Professional Development

  • Professional Certificate in Commercial Real Estate: A certificate series for experienced professionals who wish to advance their career and refresh their understanding of current trends in the commercial real estate market. 
  • CCIM Designation Coursework: A nationally recognized designation program in commercial and investment real estate. The University of St. Thomas and the Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM chapter offer coursework required for this designation. To learn more about the course offerings in Minnesota, visit the CCIM National website
  • Commercial Real Estate Specialist Program (CRESP):  A scholarship program that enhances the career development of individuals from groups (African American, Latino, Native American and other under-represented groups) that are disproportionately absent from employment in the commercial and investment real estate industry.

Co-sponsored Events

  • Minnesota Real Estate Journal Conferences: Programs bringing together hundreds of developers, owners, brokers, managers, financial planners, laywers, real estate decision makers and professionals to examine and discuss current and future market trends. These programs are co-sponsored by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate.
  • NAIOP University Challenge:  An annual competition between university undergraduate real estate departments and clubs from the University of St. Thomas, Marquette University, St. Cloud State University, the University of Wisconsin- Madison and the University of Northern Iowa. This annual event takes place in April and is co-sponsored by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate.

Academic Programs 

The Shenehon Center for Real Estate also works in conjunction with the following academic programs: