About the ASRE

About the ASRE

For more than 30 years the Amsterdam School of Real Estae (ASRE) has been the academic institute for real estate science; a venue for professionals to meet and exchange knowledge. As a research institute we analyse contemporary issues and look for solutions to interdisciplinary problems. We offer postgraduate programmes dealing with the many topics relating to sustainable development and the use of the built environment.

The institute offers part-time programmes for professionals in Dutch. The following full-time master programmes in English are offered by our university partners in the Netherlands:

University of Amsterdam
Real Estate Finance

University of Groningen
Real Estate Studies

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics

Utrecht University 
Human Geography
Spatial Planning

If you want to discuss the development of a company specific course in English please contact Peter Tempelman at 06 347 780 26.

Professionalising real estate industry

The ASRE aims to further professionalise the field of real estate science. Working with top lecturers in their fields, we never stop looking for the most effective ways to facilitate learning. Our students both stimulate and shape the programme by raising questions about the contemporary real estate market. Our research fellows and professors seek answers to these questions, publishing their results in the ASRE Paper Series. Completing the circle, these fresh findings and knowledge offer new material and insights for our courses.

Programmes & courses
In the dynamic world of real estate, knowledge can quickly become obsolete. With its wide and varied course offering, the ASRE helps real estate professionals to stay abreast of developments and keep their skill set up-to-date. We offer the following programmes:

Master of Real Estate (MRE)
Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE), including the Master Challenges
Short executive courses
ASRE online: blended courses

Our field

Real estate science deals with the many aspects of real estate investment and development. This multidisciplinary field encompasses spatial, market and institutional issues, as well as the financial and economic aspects of real estate finance. The legal and fiscal frameworks also form key elements in this complex and fast-moving industry. The ASRE distinguishes itself in the Dutch academic system by seeking to combine all these disciplines within one interdisciplinary arena. We do this by working with a variety of specialist university departments.

Mission and vision

Our mission
We believe in educating professionals to make responsible and sustainable decisions regarding the built environment in terms of investment, use and organisation. Our postgraduate courses maintain a multidisciplinary approach and connect scientific research to working practice.


The ASRE wants to be the academic educational partner for professionals in every phase of their career and to provide them with relevant courses offering up-to-date knowledge and insights.

Core values
Independent and ethical
As an academic institute, independence and integrity are our guiding principles.

We create an environment in which knowledge and experience can be shared transparently and interactively.

We bring academics, professionals and alumni together in an inspiring environment. We support them in creating interactive solutions to complex issues within a context of divergent interests.

We encourage professionals to develop themselves continuously as critical thinkers and challenge them to take new, creative paths.