The Real Deal New York

School bells ring for real estate pros

New diploma programs, specialized course offerings aim to meet rising demand

September 03, 2015 04:35PM
By Janna Herron

Shirley Hackel

Shirley Hackel

From the September issue: Professionals in both commercial and residential real estate have several new options for taking on a new role this season: that of a student.

University programs across the city, along with the education arm of the Real Estate Board of New York, are ramping up their offerings to meet rising demand. 

These programs, in turn, are helping to boost the number of real estate brokers and salespersons in the Big Apple, which grew 5.5 percent, to 56,187 at the end of 2014, according to the NY Department of State. [more]