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Texas Tech's Real Estate Organization Toured Several Real Estate Companies in the Austin Area

November 3, 2009

Texas Tech's Real Estate Organization recently toured several real estate companies in the Austin area Oct. 11-13, 2009. The group of students went on this trip to gain a better understanding of the real estate profession by talking to a number of real estate experts.

During the trip, the students toured the Whole Foods Market corporate office and prototype store. The group also talked with a real estate attorney who explained the process of creating condominiums, and spoke with a national investment firm about the process of analyzing and purchasing a Dallas apartment complex. The group participated in a discussion with a Dallas subdivision developer about fixing a 'problem' subdivision development in south Austin. The students also received a 'behind the scene' tour of the Texas Capitol building by Representative Carl Isett.

The Real Estate Organization contains students of any major who have an interest in learning more about a career in real estate. The trip was funded by a contribution from James Holcomb, Holcomb Properties, Houston and from the Texas Tech University Student Government Association.