Real Estate Williams
The E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate strives to connect those engaged or interested in real estate and economic development to the research, curriculum and students at Old Dominion University (ODU). Through programming, research initiatives and publications, the Center partners with its members, ODU alumni and business leaders to educate the community and provide ODU students with enrichment experiences that facilitate their professional development.
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The E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate Membership is comprised of leaders and decision makers from all sectors of the real estate and economic development communities.
- Complimentary registration to all E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate programs and events;
- Participation in various student networking and mentoring events;
- Service as internship hosts and mentors;
- Early access to Hampton Roads Real Estate Sentiment Survey results and analysis;
- Satiscation from supporting the growth and development of future real estate and economic development professionals.
- Purchase Membership 16 2017 Market Review & Forecast
2016 Networking in November:
The second annual 'Networking in November' was a true success. The E.V. Williams Center partnered with KPMG LLP to bring in national speaker Constance L. Hunter, Chief Economist of KPMG LLP. Attendees gathered at the Norfolk Slover Library to hear Hunter discuss the global economy and its impact on U.S. real estate markets.
Hampton Roads Real Estate Markets Sentiment Index Survey:
The E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate just completed the fall 2016 Hampton Roads Real Estate Markets Sentiment Index Survey. This brief 10 question survey helps the Center assess the Hampton Roads' real estate industry's and economic development community's attitudes towards the different real estate markets and various issues influencing these markets.
Click on the "Research" tab to the left to see the survey results.
ULI UrbanPlan Project:
ODU's E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate is the first ULI Virginian district council to run the UrbanPlan Project. Student development teams respond to a "request for proposals" for the redevelopment of a blighted site in a hypothetical community. Each team member assumes one of five roles: finance director, marketing director, city liaison, neighborhood liaison, or site planner. 16 Hampton Roads community leaders participated in an intense one-day ULI UrbanPlan volunteer training so they can guide participating students through this project. Students meet with the volunteers at strategic times throughout the project.
The Center is currently conducting the UrbanPlan in the fall FIN 450 - Real Estate Finance course.