A dozen master’s in land economics and real estate (LERE) students got down to the basics of residential real estate—landscaping and painting—as part of a Habitat for Humanity build in Bryan this November.

Though LERE students typically find themselves in the investments and commercial management side of real estate, they took a turn instead creating a nice environment for a pair of family homes. This was the first Habitat build for students from Mays’ LERE Association, whose mission is to further student development in commercial real estate through service, professional networking and continuing education outside the classroom.