This was followed by a visit to Via Norte Business Park where the students were taken on a tour and given a presentation on investment, management and marketing by Ignacio Frias Leal (Metrovacesa).
|Reflections on Via Norte Business Park by Geoff Keogh|
|Presentation by Ignacio Frias Leal - photo by Geoff Keogh|
The students moved on to Alcala de Henares, a city to the north-east of Madrid, the centre of which is a World Heritage Site, where they had lunch and attended a presentation at the historic Universidad de Alcala. The presentation was given by Federico Pablo (Universidad de Alcala) and focused on the economy of Madrid - the real estate context. Students and staff also enjoyed a tour of the university.
|Tour of Universidad de Alcala - photo by Geoff Keogh|
|The students listening to Federico Pablo - photo by Geoff Keogh|
On Thursday 30 May the students visited a number of key office and retail areas in the morning and spent the rest of the day preparing for the 'client presentations' in the afternoon.
|Reading the map - photo by the MSc students|
|The Gate of Europe (twin office buildings in Madrid) - photo by the MSc students|
After the presentations, students and staff went out for a meal to celebrate the end of the trip where there were a few more presentations. Most of the students stayed on to enjoy the weekend in Madrid.
|Nick French (programme leader) is presented with a thank you gift - photo by Geoff Keogh|
|Nick French wears his gift - photo by Geoff Keogh|
|A toast to the field trip - photo by Geoff Keogh|
|MSc students and staff at the Universidad de Alcala|
If you are interested in finding out more about the MSc Real Estate, take a look here (blog posts) and here (website).