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IREBS is regularly awarded by leading publishers and institutions. You can find a detailed overview of all awards and honours here.

Executive Education

Our Awards and Honours

Research Ranking: IREBS ranked 1st in Germany and among the top 20 real estate institutions worldwide

IREBS Executive Education has been recognized as a leading institution in the real estate industry. In the European comparison, IREBS is positioned as the second-ranked institution, trailing closely behind the University of Reading. On a global scale, IREBS holds a close position at 17th place, just behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The REAL Ranking compares individuals and institutions in the real estate industry based on their research work and contributions in three real estate journals: Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, the Journal of Real Estate Research, and Real Estate Economics.


Immobilien Zeitung (IZ): IREBS is the top institution for professional education

In the university ranking of 2012 by the Immobilien Zeitung (IZ), the IREBS Executive Education was recognized as the leading professional education institution focusing on real estate among 21 evaluated institutions. In the category of "Overall Studies," the academy received a rating of "excellent." Furthermore, it emerged victorious in four individual categories, including practical relevance, study structure and organization, professors, and learning environment, surpassing its competitors. In a survey, students of the IREBS Executive Education particularly praised the small group sizes, the successful combination of practical expertise from the industry and academic experience, the network, and the outstanding location of the academy.

RICS accreditation

Our part-time programme in Real Estate Economics was accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 1992, making it the first programme of its kind in continental Europe, with retroactive accreditation from 1990.

Since then, the RICS has continuously reaffirmed its recommendation for the part-time programme offered by IREBS Executive Education. The most recent accreditation was granted in January 2019 for the following five years, until the end of 2024. This extended accreditation is a clear indication of the trust and confidence that the RICS has in the IREBS Executive Education. Graduates of the part-time programme in Real Estate Economics can register for examinations with the RICS, demonstrating their qualifications and competency.

Career opportunities and international network
Career opportunities and international network

Graduates from the IREBS Executive Education not only benefit from exceptional career prospects within the German real estate industry but also have the chance to demonstrate their skills and commitment on an international level through the accreditation of their degree by RICS. By becoming members of RICS, they join a worldwide network of professionals, gaining access to valuable networking opportunities and fostering the formation of engaging business collaborations with highly skilled experts.

RICS members
RICS members
  • Hold an internationally recognized professional title (MRICS and FRICS)
  • Belong to the professional elite
  • Enjoy greater career prospects and earning potential
  • Form part of an international network of real estate professionals
  • Adhere to strict codes of conduct
  • Enjoy credibility and influence with decision-makers at national and international levels
  • Benefit from the principle of lifelong learning
  • Receive guidance, information, and support from their respective national association
Benefits of RICS membership
Benefits of RICS membership

Real estate professionals qualify as Chartered Surveyors for two key reasons:

  • RICS ensures a globally recognized, high level of education. Members of RICS are bound by the organization's standards throughout their entire professional career, including independent analysis. Compliance is continuously monitored.
  • Membership confers a significant status within the real estate industry. Being a member of RICS opens doors. Prominent international stakeholders highly value the expertise of Chartered Surveyors. RICS membership offers abundant opportunities to collaborate with esteemed professionals worldwide.

German Corporate Governance Code

As a part of the Corporate Governance initiative, we adhere to principles of transparency, professionalism, and fairness. These values extend to our students, business partners, as well as our employees and service providers.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Just (FRICS)

More Milestones

2017 - Appointed as a Fellow of RICS (FRICS)
2017 - Appointed as a Fellow of RICS (FRICS)

Professor Dr. Tobias Just has been appointed as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Martin Eberhardt (FRICS), Chairman of RICS in Germany, expressed his thoughts on Professor Just's appointment, stating: "Our primary focus is on education and professional development, which is why we highly value our collaboration with universities. In a time of rapid change, growing complexity, and rapid digitization, it is vital to stay ahead of the curve. That is why we are thrilled to have Professor Dr. Tobias Just, a research practitioner with exceptional expertise and a forward-thinking mindset, join our ranks as a Fellow."

2015 - Among the top 100 economists
2015 - Among the top 100 economists

In 2015, Prof. Dr. Tobias Just was recognized as one of the top 100 economists in Germany by the F.A.Z., in their nationwide ranking of the most influential economists.

2013 - “Leader of the Real Estate Industry”
2013 - “Leader of the Real Estate Industry”

In 2013, Prof. Dr. Tobias Just received one of the highest honours in the real estate industry: he was named the "Leader of the Real Estate Industry" by prominent real estate journalists.

2001 - Science Award from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
2001 - Science Award from the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg

In 2001, Prof. Dr. Tobias Just was recognized with significant accolades, including the prestigious Science Award of the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg for his dissertation “Globalisation and Ideology”.

Alumni

Successful Graduates

Thomson Reuters Analyst Award 2017

The former CREA student outperformed a total of 69 European real estate analysts, securing a remarkable Absolute Return of 29% with his recommendations in 2016. He becomes the second German student to achieve this prestigious award in Germany.

Stefan Scharff

19th GEFMA Sponsorship Award (Institute of Construction Management)

The GEFMA Awards for university theses are highly esteemed recognitions in the real estate industry. This year marked the 19th consecutive year of these awards. To date, approximately 120 graduates from a total of 39 universities have been honoured as recipients. In

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19th GEFMA Sponsorship Award (Institute of Construction Management)

The GEFMA Awards for university theses are highly esteemed recognitions in the real estate industry. This year marked the 19th consecutive year of these awards. To date, approximately 120 graduates from a total of 39 universities have been honoured as recipients. In 2016, our MBA graduate, Norman Romeike, achieved the distinction of receiving this coveted prize.

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Norman Romeike

Awards in multiple categories

Bartosz Gorynski has achieved remarkable success in several categories. The MBA graduate from IREBS Executive Education impresses with his innovative approach to the real estate industry. Whether at the Immobilien Manager Award, as a successful startup, or as the Ideas Prize winner in the real estate

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Awards in multiple categories

Bartosz Gorynski has achieved remarkable success in several categories. The MBA graduate from IREBS Executive Education impresses with his innovative approach to the real estate industry. Whether at the Immobilien Manager Award, as a successful startup, or as the Ideas Prize winner in the real estate segment for an aging society, he has excelled in all of these endeavors.

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Bartosz Gorynski

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