Saint Augustine's University Provides Real Estate and Right of Way Program

August 1, 2012

Did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only historically black college or university in the nation with a full fledged Real Estate Department? Additionally, did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only school in the state of North Carolina offering an undergraduate degree in Real Estate? Impressive to say the least.

The university's Center for Real Estate Management and Development also offers the Right of Way (ROW) Program. ROW involves the conversion of private property to public use and is used by governmental agencies for a variety of tasks such as creating new highways or parks, widening of streets, and establishing utility easements (laying of communication cables, natural gas pipelines, erecting power lines.etc.)

Students who graduate from St. Aug with a ROW concentration or minor enter a lucrative career field. “The starting salary is $40,000 to $45,000 with an industry median salary of $67,998" said Elizabeth Shareef, ROW administrative assistant. Glenn French, executive director of ROW went on to say, “Our real estate students increase their employment opportunities when they graduate from this institution.”

The ROW program began offering its minor and concentration in 2011. For more information on ROW contact Elizabeth Shareef at 919-516-4540 or Glenn French at 919-516-4182. The email address for is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pictured: Glenn French, Executive Director of Center for Real Estate Management and Development.