GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2008

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Courses taught by Richard Peiser

05204: Real Estate Finance and Development (SES 0520400)

Urban Planning and Design
Lecture - 4 credits
Tuesday Thursday 10:00 - 11:30   Gund 111

Instructor(s)
Richard Peiser

Course Description

This course teaches the fundamentals of real estate finance anddevelopment. Lectures and case studies introduce students to the fullrange of financial analysis skills and analytical processes for evaluating private and public development and investment in real estate. All major property types and land uses are covered as well as all stages of the development process, including site selection, market analysis, financial feasibility, design and legal considerations, construction, lease-up, operations, and sale of the final product. The cases are designed to place students in a number of decision-making situations commonly faced by real estate professionals. Prior or supplementary study of microeconomics is useful. Students studying business, law, and government, as well as selected undergraduates will be admitted, space permitting.The course's objectives are fivefold:(1) to help students achieve technical competence in understanding all forms of real estate finance ranging from fully amortized constant payment loans to price-level adjusted mortgages;(2) to give students the technical skills for analyzing the cash flows and economic returns of real estate development including commercial, industrial, office, residential and land development, as well as partnership joint ventures and syndications;(3) to introduce students to the broad range of real estate capital markets with special attention to secondary markets, CMO's, REITs, and current trends in securitization of real estate finance;(4) to give students an understanding of the implications of various tax issues for real estate development and investment;(5) and to expose students to as many aspects of real estate issues and strategic decision-making as possible.Prerequisites: Graduate standing.


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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture
Independent Study - 4 credits

Instructor(s)
Brian W. Blaesser, Marco Cenzatti, Preston Scott Cohen, Felipe Correa, Gareth Doherty, Stephen Ervin, Susan Fainstein, Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, K. Michael Hays, Sanford Kwinter, Anne McGhee, Michael Meredith, Farshid Moussavi, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, Allen Sayegh, Laura Solano, John Stilgoe, Kostas Terzidis, Matthew Urbanski, Bing Wang, Christian Werthmann, T. Kelly Wilson, Gary Hilderbrand

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.


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09304: Independent Thesis for the Degree Master in Design Studies (ADV 0930400)

Urban Planning and Design
Option Studio - 8 credits

Instructor(s)
Martin Bechthold, K. Michael Hays, Richard Peiser, Christoph Reinhart, Sanford Kwinter, Margaret Crawford

Course Description

A student who selects this independent thesis for the degree Master in Design Studies pursues independent research of relevance to the selected course of study within the Master in Design Studies program, under the direction of a GSD faculty member. This option precludes taking any other independent study.


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09506: Thesis Extension in Satisfaction of Degree Doctor of Design (ADV 0950600)

Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 16 credits

Instructor(s)
Richard T.T. Forman, Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Richard Peiser, Spiro Pollalis, Peter Rowe, A. Hashim Sarkis, Daniel Schodek

Course Description

Under guidance of a faculty committee, the student conducts investigations and prepares a doctoral thesis.


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