Letter From the Director

Letter From the Director

Welcome to the Master of Science in Real Estate Development in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment. I hope that you will considering joining the students who have chosen to begin their exciting journey in the real estate profession at Jefferson. We provide a multi-disciplinary program, which combines academics and real-world practice. You will learn about all aspects of the industry from finance, construction, design, planning, sustainability and ethics.

Philadelphia is a vibrant city and the center of one of the most important regions in the country. It offers a unique environment in which to learn about waterfront redevelopment, walkable urbanism, neighborhood revitalization, historic preservation, gentrification, and sustainable development. The program provides opportunities for you to learn from and work with accomplished real estate professionals, many of whom will lecture in your courses.

The program will have a particular focus on real estate development as practiced through public private partnerships and implemented through the Quadruple Bottom line approach – environmental sustainability, economic viability, social responsibility and beautiful placemaking. Key issues of transportation, market forces, ethics, density, land use planning and demographic shifts will be addressed while examining local, national and international case studies. Students will complete the program fully prepared to become leaders in the profession, ready to address the key challenges of the 21st Century - population increases and natural resource depletion.

I encourage you to explore all that the city as to offer and make Jefferson your choice in your pursuit of a real estate education. We welcome interviews and tours of the program and the East Falls campus. For more information about the MS in Real Estate Development program, please contact me at Howard.Ways@Jefferson.edu or 215-951-2531, or contact Admissions (email: enroll@jefferson.edu, phone: 215-951-2800).

For more information about the MS in Real Estate Development program, please contact Suzanne.Singletary@jefferson.edu, or Admissions.