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December 9, 2019- Newsletter from the Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate

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Monday, December 9, 2019



Newsletter from the Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate


Finance and Real Estate Weekly Student Newsletter:

Events, Job Opportunities, and More



Upcoming Events


Exam Week

Good Luck on your exams and enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday break.



Last Week in Strome


Finance Club -Financial Certificates


On Tuesday, December 2nd, Dr. Bruce Rubin, Chair of the ODU Finance Department shared expert advice with ODU students interested in pursuing the CFA, CPA and the CFP.


If you are interested in learning more about financial planning, mark your calendars for the next Finance Career Cafe discussing Personal Financial Planning, on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 12:20-1:20PM, 1005 Constant Hall.


For upcoming Finance Club speaker events, continue following the Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate newsletter.





Real Estate Courses: Spring 2020:


FIN319. Principles of Real Estate. 3 Credits. CRN’s 29268, 29265, 29264

The fundamentals of real estate productivity and value are developed. Legal elements of real estate transactions, physical aspects of real estate location and production, and economic factors pertinent to real estate. The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of real estate and the relative importance of value as a basis for effective decision-making.The course broadly covers the nature of real estate, property rights, government policy, mortgages, risk analysis, contracts, and market participants.The goal is to finish this course with a value-oriented framework based on an understanding of a set of valuation and decision making tools that can be applied in a variety of real-world situations.


FIN 451 – Real Estate Appraisal. 3 Credits. CRN 23121

This course covers the economic theories of value applied to real estate as a guide to business decisions. Specifically, the course provides an overview of the real estate appraisal industry, and the methods used to value commercial and residential real estate. Most notably, this includes but is not limited to property, neighborhood and market analysis, the theory of highest and best use, the cost approach to value, the sales comparison approach to value, and the income capitalization approach to value.


FIN454. Real Estate Investment Analysis. 3 Credits. CRN 29902

Examination of developments in real estate valuation and investment with use of computer terminal models. The course broadly covers real estate markets, valuation of income producing properties, development and real estate investment vehicles. The goal is to finish this course with an overview of economic and analytic techniques relevant for real estate investment analysis.


FIN 489 – Principles of Real Estate Management. 3 Credits. CRN 29267

This course offers an introduction to the real estate management profession and its function in the real estate industry. The teachings place an emphasis on the impact of real estate management on asset value. The course describes real estate management in great detail and provides students with a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the field. It is an evolving profession and growing in complexity. Skilled real estate managers not only know how to maintain the physical asset but also understand financial management, marketing and leasing, tenant relations, market analysis, human resources, maintenance, and capital budgeting.



Harvey Lindsay School of Real Estate and

CapCenter Licensing Opportunity


Are you interested in pursuing a real estate sales or mortgage loan originatorlicense before you graduate?


Real estate brokerage and lending are two employment opportunitiesfor Strome students.However, both of these occupations require licenses from the Commonwealth of Virginia.CapCenter Mortgage & Realty Services is working with the EV Williams Center for Real Estate to help students pursue the requirements for these licenses.If you would like more information on this program, please contact Sara Russell Riggs,


P.S. The Commonwealth of Virginia has been accepting Strome real estate courses such as FIN 319 Real Estate Principles as qualifyingeducation for the real estate salesperson license.


Student Spotlight Video Feature


Thank you to Jen Wilson and Ekaterina Muraveva for being the first to participate in the Student Spotlight Video Feature.


To watch the interview, click here.


If you are a current or former Real Estate student of ODU and are interested in being featured in a Student Spotlight, please contact Sara Russell Riggs at



Internships & Job Opportunities


Divaris Real Estate Hiring Retail Leasing Associate


Divaris is seeking aRetailLeasing Associateto join our Virginia Beach office. This individual will work with George Fox, Levi Thomson, and other top retail producers to develop and execute strategic and creative leasing plans for shopping centers exclusively leased by Divaris in Hampton Roads. Basic requirements include a Virginia real estate salesperson license, self-starter, strong interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve, and ability to sell.


For more information, click here or contact George Fox at



Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer Hiring Assistant Portfolio Manager


Primary Function: Perform dedicated (client specific) management business support functions within the Commercial Property Management market and/or platform, serving mostly as first contact with tenants, vendors, and clients.In addition, assist in budget preparation and works directly with Commercial Property Management team.



·Possess great customer service skills

·Positive attitude

·Flexible and very comfortable with changing priorities

·Good written and verbal communication skills

·Attention to detail

·Must be proficient with personal computers and PC based software, (ie. Microsoft Office)


For more information about this opportunity, click here or contact Tami Simonds at




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If you know a student, local business, community member, or alumni who would be interested in receiving updated job opportunities and upcoming events in the community and within the Strome College of Business, please contact Sara Russell, for all new subscriptions to this newsletter.



FAFSA Reminder




Attention students:

The E.V. Williams Center is evaluating Real Estate major and minors for available scholarships.This is a reminder that you are not eligible for these scholarships if you do not have your FAFSA completed.

Your FAFSA can be filed using this link:



Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate
Pembroke Office Park, Bldg. 4 | 291 Independence Blvd., Ste 223
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
757-481-2494  |