The Practicum is a two-month placement of an MRE student within a United States or international real estate organization (Practicum Partner) to participate in an ongoing real estate project(s) that advances beneficial spatial, social, and environmental outcomes.

The MRE program arranges the placements based on the interests of each student and Practicum Partner. Students attend a Practicum Prep seminar taught by MRE faculty during fall and spring terms at the GSD and, during the summer Practicum, meet remotely from time to time with their assigned MRE faculty advisor. Students return to the GSD for a several-day concluding session during which they make presentations about their summer Practicum experience.

Here is a list of Practicum Partners for the inaugural 2024 summer Practicum:

  • Aeon, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Benenson Capital Partners, LLC, New York, New York
  • Boston Planning & Development Agency/Boston Planning Department, Boston, Massachusetts
  • BXP, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Cadillac Fairview, Toronto, Canada
  • CBRE Global Workplace Solutions, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Empire State Development, New York, New York
  • Essence Development, New York, New York
  • Galvanize Climate Solutions, New York, New York
  • Hall Group, Dallas, Texas
  • Harvard Allston Land Company, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hines, Los Angeles, California
  • Homewise, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Howard Hughes Holdings Inc., Woodlands, Texas
  • Hudson Square Properties, a Joint Venture between Trinity Church, Norges and Hines, New York, New York
  • The HYM Investment Group, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jonathan Rose Companies, New York, New York
  • Jones Street Investment Partners, Boston, Massachusetts
  • JLL, San Diego, California
  • Leggat McCall Properties, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Boston, Massachusetts
  • MSquared, New York, New York
  • Nan Fung Group and The D.H. Chen Foundation, Hong Kong SAR
  • Palladius Capital Management, Austin, Texas
  • PHĀEA Hospitality, Athens, Greece
  • Portman Holdings, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Post Road Residential, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • RED Company, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • SingHaiyi, Singapore
  • Skanska, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Suffolk, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tishman Speyer, New York, New York
  • WinnDevelopment, Boston, Massachusetts