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Letter from the Director

Dear Future Member of the IE Global Master in Real Estate Development,

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said that “the only thing that is constant is change,” and this is true more than ever today. In a changing world, education is the most powerful means to understanding and unlocking new opportunities. In this uncertain landscape of rapid urbanization, globalization, climate change, new technologies, and public health crises, the real estate sector must be prepared for whatever the future might hold.

In the Global Master in Real Estate Development, a program designed especially for working professionals, we will learn to be one step ahead, to be flexible, and create value not only for ourselves or our company but also for our cities and communities.  We will focus on real estate development, investment and finances, sustainable urban futures, and international legal contexts.  New communication technologies for remote collaboration are transforming the real estate sector, and our program will help you reinvent the role of the profession by emphasizing technological proficiency and innovative modes of teamwork.

This degree takes place over a period of fifteen months in a blended format, combining online instruction with six weeks of six face-to-face learning. Sessions are led by professors who are both academics and professionals in top companies.  We’ll spend four weeks in Madrid at IE University, a week in Mexico City, and another in whichever city hosts the annual Urban Future Global Conference. Our schedule also allows us to take an optional trip to London, post-graduation, to get to know new developments in one of the leading global cities. By visiting exemplary projects and meeting private and public key stakeholders in each location, this program will allow you to gain the necessary tools to succeed in your international real estate career and will also help you build a network of contacts and colleagues around the world.

IE School of Architecture and Design, part of IE University, is known for academic excellence, a holistic approach, and entrepreneurial spirit. We work together to foster innovation and build effective ecosystems for action in favor of our cities of today and tomorrow.  The aim of this degree, designed for professionals with backgrounds in various fields—from finance to architecture, from engineering to law—is to allow you to accelerate your career. With new skills, knowledge, and connections, you’ll become a leader in helping real estate companies adapt to the needs of shareholders, clients, employees, suppliers, and communities. We will also explore active collaboration with city governments through public-private initiatives and analyze the latest ideas in green finance and sustainable developments to make resilient cities.

Invest in yourself by joining this Master and becoming a leader in real estate and the city, while also joining IE’s global community.

The future is now!



Margarita Chiclana Actis

Global Master in Real Estate Development

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