The MS in Real Estate Development program positions you for an entrepreneurial real estate career, a career in the nonprofit sector, or a management position in the public sector of economic development.
- Flexibility for students to take classes online with our low residency program, or on campus.
- Focus on the quadruple bottom line of real estate development –
- People – Social Responsibility
- Planet – Environmental Sustainability
- Profit – Economic Viability
- Placemaking – Community Context and Design Excellence
- Cutting-edge curriculum rooted in practice and guided by industry faculty.
- Learn to creatively invigorate urban communities—architecturally, environmentally and fiscally.
- Track the demographic, sociological, technological and economic trends that impact the supply and demand for particular projects within specific markets and areas.
- Apply “green” planning principles, as outlined by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to development projects.
- Assess fundamental legal principles and ethical practices applicable to real estate development.
- Apply financial and investment tools in a wide array of property types and development scenarios.
- Examine the opportunities and challenges of public-private partnerships (PPPs), the techniques employed to encourage growth, and the market and fiscal feasibility of cross-sector collaborations.
- Focus upon projects of various scales—from single building and neighborhood revitalization, to commercial, institutional and healthcare development.
- Analyze demographic, technological and economic trends using current GIS technologies.
- Measure the efficacy of sustainable interventions, such as Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Brownfield Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse as a springboard to urban revitalization.
- Complete a comprehensive Capstone Project under the mentorship of faculty who are in the real estate industry.