Nils Kok, Siqi Zheng

Nils Kok, professor of real estate at the University of Maastricht, and Siqi Zheng, professor of real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, were guests on the latest episode of Nareit’s REIT Report podcast.

Kok and Zheng are two of the academic directors of the Global Real Estate Leaders Program, an executive training program aimed at emerging real estate professionals with at least 10 years’ experience, sponsored by the MIT Center for Real Estate and Maastricht University Centre. Nareit is a participating organization in the new executive education program.

Kok noted that the program is aimed at executives who are eager to learn about the latest real estate finance or mega trends, but don’t have the time to go back to school for a year.

The program consists of four 1-week modules, designed to equip real estate developers, managers, and investors with the skills and knowledge required to become the next generation of global leaders in the real estate sector.

Two modules are scheduled for 2024:

  • Module 1: June 16-22 in Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Module 2: Oct. 14-19 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The application deadline for Module 1 and Module 2 is May 24. The dates for 2025 will be published in the summer.