Real estate students stand with check after winning competition Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference Bob and Joyce Everitt, 2005
Real estate is what we love. Building connections between real estate students and our community is what we do.

We believe real estate has the power to inspire change and solve complex challenges in Colorado and around the globe. Through our undergraduate programs, research, and service to our communities, we make the world a better place.  The Everitt Real Estate Center is dedicated to bringing the College of Business real estate programs together with the Northern Colorado real estate industry, ultimately benefiting students, faculty, professionals, our community, the state of Colorado, and beyond.

We coordinate opportunities for students and faculty to meet, learn from, and even work with local real estate professionals. In exchange, real estate professionals turn to us for new business solutions from our knowledgeable faculty, as well as new ideas and talent from our emerging professionals.

A part of the College of Business Department of Finance and Real Estate, the Everitt Real Estate Center is a nonprofit  organization guided by an advisory board. The center got its start in 2000 with a grant from the Mortgage Bankers Association. In 2004 alumni and local real estate developers Eric Holsapple and Don Marostica donated $1.5 million to establish an endowed chair in the college's real estate program, which promoted the center's mission to bridge the gap between academics and industry. The center became even stronger – and got its name – when Bob and Joyce Everitt pledged $2.4 million in 2005 to support its efforts.

Today, we remain thankful for the generosity and vision of those who built the Everitt Real Estate Center, and for those who still support us – by donating, attending our events, or volunteering their time and expertise.

Make a Gift to The Everitt Real Estate Center

What We Offer

Industry Events

Real estate professionals and students can learn from and network during the events we host and sponsor each year. Our conferences, led by real estate experts, address emerging real estate trends and issues, such as smart growth, sustainability, regional residential and commercial prices, and developing markets. Each year, we host the Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference and an annual Spring Address. We also host networking opportunities, such as our annual golf tournament. 

Student Involvement

All real estate students have opportunities to get involved with the center at no cost. We provide them with hands-on learning opportunities based on real-world challenges that enhance their classroom instruction. We facilitate networking opportunities with real estate professionals, help place students into relevant internships, and sponsor regional and global student competitions such as the Sherman Miller Real Estate Competition, The Argus Software University Challenge, the Mulroy Real Estate Challenge, and the National Association of Home Builders Residential Construction Management Challenge.

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Everitt Real Estate Center Awards

The Everitt Real Estate Center’s Entrepreneurship Award

The Everitt Real Estate Center’s Entrepreneurship Award was established in 2007 to recognize and honor individuals who have been innovative, creative, and have displayed forward-thinking in their industry. The Entrepreneurship Award winners have impacted the real estate industry as a result of their resourcefulness, collaboration, and imagination. Their actions are inspiring, and they serve as exceptional role models for CSU Students.

2023 Real Estate Entrepreneur of the Year

Alex and Philip Schuman have transformed Northern Colorado's real estate market with their entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. Alex, with a degree in Finance/Real Estate and a minor in Construction Management, quickly identified market opportunities, building a portfolio of college rental properties around CSU. Philip, skilled in Finance, Accounting, and Risk Management, joined forces with Alex to found the Schuman Companies in 2013. Over the past decade, their firm has become a hub of innovation, revitalizing spaces like the Loveland Yards and spearheading multi-family and commercial developments like Riverbend Urban Village and Crossroads Commons, which have enriched the community with vibrant amenities. Their achievements inspire not only aspiring entrepreneurs but also contribute significantly to economic vitality and community development.

The Everitt Real Estate Center Hall of Fame

The Everitt Real Estate Center Hall of Fame was established in 2003 to recognize and honor leaders whose life-long contributions shaped the real estate industry. The Hall of Fame award winners have a proven record of improving their community through their business leadership. They have had a significant impact on their field and serve as exceptional role models for CSU Students.

2023 Real Estate Hall of Fame Inductee

Mike Rosser, a third-generation mortgage banker and graduate of CSU, has combined his passion for history with real estate success, notably by co-founding EREC with the Mortgage Bankers of America and leading initiatives like the 2008 Colorado Foreclosure Task Force, introducing FHA and VA loans in Ginne MBS, and financing the first FHA/Fannie approved townhouse project in Colorado. Beyond his professional achievements, Rosser's community impact includes founding the Arapahoe County Open Space and Trails program and serving on boards such as the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association. His commitment extends to CSU, where he endowed scholarships and remains active in alumni activities. Rosser's dedication to land conservation and homeownership has made him a role model, engaged in policy discussions and supporting students in public and environmental history through scholarships.

Deserving nominees are considered each year by the Everitt Real Estate Center Advisory Board and the Executive Committee. The award winners are honored at the Everitt Real Estate Center’s Annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference, held each fall in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Submit a nomination

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Important Dates

9/20/2024, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Benefiting the Everitt Real Estate Center and real estate students at CSU