Academic-Based Clubs


SMUREAL (Real Estate & Alternative Investments)



SMUREAL is a finance club that focuses on Real Estate & Alternative Investments. We aim to develop a community of like-minded individuals with a firm foundation in finance, synergised through the unique perspective of real assets.

Our club organises weekly analyst sessions on Real Estate Finance and Investments. Analysts can expect to engage with different sectors such as Commercial, Industrial, Hospitality and Data Centres amongst other sectors.

Analysts can also expect to learn various valuation methodologies and analytical skills which are exclusive to real estate investments. This will be executed under the guidance of seniors, SMUREAL alumni as well as working professionals in the real estate industry.


  1. Local Real Estate Study Trip

    Places of visit include:

    - URA Singapore City Gallery

    - Mapletree Business City (including Fireside Chat with Mapletree Group Chief Executive Officer)

    - Hewlett Packard Building at Depot Close

    - VivoCity SC

  2. Overseas Real Estate Trips:

    These trips offer students the opportunity to visit real estate companies and financial institutions overseas (such as CapitaLand, Keppel, HSBC, etc.) and attend sharing sessions by these companies.

    Places of visit include:

    - Vietnam (2019 & 2022)

    - Korea (2019 & 2023)

    - Australia (2023)

    - Japan (2024)

  3. Alumni Networking Sessions:

    Members will have the chance to attend networking events and mingle with alumni working in the real estate industry, and understand deeper about the different functions within this industry.

  4. Real Estate Industry Talks + Case Competitions:

    SMUREAL members will be invited to participate in case competitions and real estate seminars organised by the club itself and LKCSB, e.g. Mapletree Leadership Series, Mapletree Real Estate Forums and other ad-hoc real estate seminars

  5. Mentorship Programme with Alumni




Day Thursdays
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


An interview will be required as we will need to assess the candidate’s resourcefulness and initiative in order to determine their commitment level and interest to ensure that they really want to be involved in the programme. Guidelines will be provided to get them started.


"My greatest takeaway from SMUREAL is the people. Through this CCA, I met like-minded seniors who could guide me. Moreover, we are the first batch in SMUREAL, hence it feels empowering to have the opportunity to shape the curriculum and culture for future batches, adding meaning to my SMU journey."

- Yue Rong, School of Economics, Year 2


"The club has given me the opportunity to learn about real estate investments and connect with peers that I can enjoy participating in competitions with. I feel that the curriculum is well-shaped and beneficial for anyone who just wants to learn more about finance and real estate without any obligations."

- Trevor, School of Business, Year 2



Training sessions will be conducted by our training team, consisting of Year 2 and 3 (senior and EXCO) members.

Professor Song Changcheng, teaching Real Estate Finance & Investments module at SMU.

Year 1 members can expect to learn basic finance, how to analyse businesses and financial modelling, before moving on to real estate and alternative investments.

Passion and interest in real estate. You need not have a background in finance or real estate.

We are a vibrant club with members who are passionate about real estate!

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