The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) Foundation and its Houston Gulf Coast Chapter recently chose four graduate students at Mays Business School at Texas A&M Univeristy to receive $14,000 in scholarships.

Real estate students James Harris, Gregory Collins, and Kristen Parker and MBA student Jesse Durden, were selected on a basis of their academic pursuits, community service, and GPA.

“Our hope is that these students will gravitate toward Houston and will become active SIOR members after leaving school,” said David Carter, vice president of Yancey-Hausman Commercial Real Estate Services and secretary/treasurer of the SIOR Houston Gulf Coast chapter.

“For over 30 years our master of real estate program has been committed to producing tomorrow’s real estate leaders and we are extraordinarily pleased that the Houston Gulf Coast Chapter of SIOR is recognizing students with these career aspirations,” said Cydney Donnell, director of real estate programs.

The master of real estate program integrates the studies of real estate and business through a broad curriculum, including accounting, finance, law, and a professional internship. Each year, Mays Business School graduates approximately 45 real estate students. For the past several years, those in the program have experienced 100% job placement within 90 days of graduation.

For more information, please contact Cydney Donnell at or at (979) 458-4104.