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ANDERSON TO OFFER FIRST REAL ESTATE COURSE

July 26, 2007

Textbooks will be provided to students by REEF

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is offering a special topics course in real estate in the fall 2007 semester. The course is the first of its kind at Anderson.

Textbooks for the course (MGMT 490D) will be provided by the New Mexico Real Estate Education Foundation (REEF), enabling students to utilize them at no cost. REEF has donated $30K to Anderson to teach courses in real estate.
The inclusion of the real estate course at Anderson is in an effort to promote higher education in the field of real estate, an effort sponsored by REEF.

Four of the expected 15 students who successfully complete the requirements of the special topics real estate course will be offered internships at one of four renowned real estate companies in New Mexico, including CB Richard Ellis, Grubb & Ellis/NM, Maestas & Ward Commercial Real Estate and NAI the Vaughn Company.

John Lewinger, chairman of REEF, hopes that real estate companies in the state can hire New Mexicans for the available jobs instead of hiring out-of-state.

“The goal of providing these courses,” according to Lewinger, “is for UNM students to get jobs in the New Mexico real-estate industry.”

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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