Real Estate and Urban Development
The Area of Concentration courses for Real Estate and Urban Development may be divided into four main parts: development analysis; physical planning, design and construction; finance and deal structuring; and implementation. Students may choose to study real estate and urban development more broadly or focus on a subarea such as public-private partnerships, negotiations, or the physical site planning of a project. Students may envision working in the public sector focused on physical planning or implementation or in the private or nonprofit sectors possibly as developers or consultants.
Pre-approved courses include the following. This list is indicative only—the official list is on the PDF attached to this page.
- MIT 11.433 Real Estate Economics
- HLS 45680A 1/S Real Estate Law
Physical Planning, Design, and Construction
- GSD 5475 The Design of Housing in the United States
- GSD 5476 The Housing Delivery System in the United States
- GSD 5212 Field Studies in Real Estate
- GSD 5403 Building Design and Planning Typologies
- GSD 5404 Public Approvals for Private Development Projects
- GSD 5484 Redevelopment Policy
- GSD 7305 Strategy and Sustainability
- GSD 7411 From Concept to Implementation (project management)
Finance and Deal Structuring
- GSD 5204 Real Estate Development and Finance
- HKS API-141 Finance
- HKS API-148 Finance Theory and Policy
- HBS 1684 Real Property Asset Management
- GSD 5303 Advanced Real Estate Development and Finance
- HKS MLD-221B Introduction to Negotiation Analysis
For a listing of these and other courses with times and descriptions, visit the REAI website.