About the ASRE

About the ASRE

Education and research at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate is mainly in Dutch. Do you want to discuss the development of a specific course in English, please contact Peter Tempelman| 06 347 780 26.

In the past, we offered summer courses for New York University (NYU), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and ‘Technische Universität Berlin’.


Amsterdam School of Real Estate

The Amsterdam School of Real Estate (ASRE) is a joint initiative of the Dutch real estate industry organizations, the Dutch national government and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Project developers, real estate agents, institutional investors, the national government and the UvA joined forces in 1989 to expand and professionalize the expertise in the field of real estate. As of 2011 the organisation for social housing supports the ASRE as well. The activities of the ASRE are possible with the financial support of the SWOOV, the foundation for scientific education and research in real estate. This foundation plays an important role in the continuity and quality of real estate education and research. In this fund real estate industry, both private and public, and business services are represented. The fund has almost sixty donors.


Dutch academic institute for real estate

The two most important objectives of the ASRE, the Academic institute for real estate, are:

- to fulfill the centre function in the broad multidisciplinary specialism of real estate. The ASRE gathers, brings together centrally and makes available national and international knowledge and insights in the field of real estate and stimulates the knowledge development. She brings together people, organizations and knowledge.

- to fulfill a bridging role between academic scholarship and industry practice. The ASRE combines an academic approach with knowledge and insight experience in practice. The needs of the property market shapes the ASRE education and research.



Customized knowledge is the theme of the education program that the ASRE provides. The ASRE offers a coherent package of high-quality programs. Real estate professionals have a choice of two postgraduate programs: the Master of Real Estate (MRE) and the Master of Science in Real Estate ( MSRE). The ASRE also offers an extensive Executive Education program. This program consists of short, seven to twelve week courses that revolve around specific sector courses or subjects, such as retail, social housing, government etc. The program also includes summer courses, in-company courses and permanent education. Professors, fellows and teachers (150 in total) are from university and practice. In a year the ASRE houses 400 students in total.



ASRE Research attaches great importance to its coordinating and stimulating role in the research field. For that purpose it collaborates - where possible - with external real estate researchers and with universities. The aim is to bring together the available professional knowledge.



Information is an indispensable support for both teaching and research. The literature collection brought together at the Centre is very extensive and now comprises over 45,000 titles. Because of both the size and quality of its collection, the Amsterdam School of Real Estate library holds a leading position among the real estate knowledge centers in Europe. website: www.vastgoedbibliotheek.nl



The ASRE has close contacts with the property market about topical matters and tunes in her offers. Ambitions of the ASRE are to extend the package of programs to a life long learning formula, to attract and accommodate doctoral students for research and to improve access to information.