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Course Descriptions

Provides a basic overview of the participants, processes, workings of different components of the real estate industry (including a variety of uses spanning from residential, office, retail and industrial to specialized) as well as the quantitative components of the real estate decision-making. Additionally, students are introduced to an overview of construction management, sustainability, corporate services, property law and ethics.

Introduces students to basic real estate finance and institutional analysis which allows them to quantify the financial implications of various real estate decisions. Among the topics covered are: basic time value of money, financial leverage, discounted cash flow analysis (individual properties and institutional portfolios), assessment of various real estate investment classes and distribution of proceeds to investors.

The course introduces students to urban economies, land markets, locational decision making, and provides an in-depth examination of urban spatial structure and the economic, political, social, technological, and historical forces that shape it. It exposes students to the market analysis process and various tools and techniques that can be used to analyze and forecast supply, demand, and rental rates.

The real estate development process is one of the critical components of the real estate industry that addresses the actual production of new product, as well as the renovation and rehabilitation of existing product. Development is a generalist activity that places the developer in the role of the project coordinator or driver who must marshal the appropriate resources –spatial, physical, human and capital—to produce real estate.