All Academic Programs

Real Estate and the Built Environment

Required Courses

First Term
4 units     SES-05222 Markets & Market Failures*
4 units     SES-05495 Market Analysis and Urban Economics*
4 units     SES-05204 Real Estate Development and Finance
8-12 units  electives

Second Term
4 units     SES-05103 Public & Private Development**
4 units     SES-05203 Markets & Market Failures*
4 units     SES-05434 Creating Real Estate Ventures: a Legal Perspective**
8-12 units  electives

Third Term
8 units     ADV-09305 MDes Final Project
4 units     SES-05431 The Design of Real Estate (Bing Wang)
4-8 units  electives

* 5222, 5203, and 5495 meet the economics requirement, only one of these must be taken. Alternatively, students may take an exemption exam (typically offered before the start of the term) to waive this requirement, and instead choose another elective.
** Students may choose between 5103 and 5434.

Typical Electives

5201  Urban Politics and Planning (KSG)
5206  Land Use and Environmental Law
5212  Field Studies in Real Estate
5275  Advanced Real Estate Development and Finance
5276  Real Estate Enterprises, Entrepreneurship and Leadership
5304  Transportation Planning and Development
5326  Housing and Urbanization in the United States
5330  Healthy Places
5405  Global Leadership in Real Estate and Design
5490  Affordable and Mixed Income Housing 
9138  Surplus Housing
9127  Real Estate and City Making in China

Courses of interest outside the GSD

11.432     Real Estate Capital Markets
11.433J   Real Estate Economics

Kennedy School of Government
API-141   Finance
MLD-410  State and Local Public Finance

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