PARSIPPANY, N.J. (Nov. 16, 2012) – REALTOR® University recently awarded two Coldwell Banker Real Estate agents with $10,000 scholarships to pursue a REALTOR University Master of Real Estate degree. Coldwell Banker is the first national real estate brand to fund scholarships for the new degree program.
The two $10,000 scholarships were provided by Coldwell Banker University as part of its long-standing relationship with the National Association of REALTORS’ various education groups. Along with offering discounts on NAR certification courses, Coldwell Banker Real Estate was the first national brand to have its courses approved for CRS credit towards the CRS designation.
Janice Chretein, vice president and branch manager of Coldwell Banker United Realtors in Spring, Texas, and Nathan Wheeler, an associate broker at Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group in Meridian, Idaho, were selected to receive the scholarships based on their proven dedication and commitment to enhancing their professional development.
“We would like to extend our congratulations to Janice and Nathan, our REALTOR University scholarship recipients,” said Budge Huskey, president and COO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “Coldwell Banker has always been a major supporter of education and fostering the growth and development of agents and brokers. We believe the degree programs at REALTOR University offer a unique and leading edge approach to professional development in this competitive market.”
REALTOR University offers a graduate degree program, consisting of a minimum of 36 hours, with business core, real estate core and concentration courses. Concentration areas include Real Estate Association Management; Real Estate Asset and Property Management; Residential Real Estate Sales, Marketing and Management; Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation Services; and Commercial Real Estate, Investment and Analysis. The graduate degree program offers six, eight-week sessions annually, entirely online, and is taught by Ph.D.-level academic / practitioners, who are active in the real estate industry. Within eight months, 40 students were enrolled making the REALTOR University Master of Real Estate graduate degree program larger than the average size of a graduate real estate program (30-35 students).