Project Management, Construction Management, New Technologies

This course focuses on three crucial aspects of real estate practice: project management, construction management, and new technologies.

The project management portion will cover the skills needed to manage the many disciplines and concurrent tasks that take place from start of a development project to finish. The class will explore multiple project management styles that can each produce successful or less successful outcomes.  Examples will be drawn from industry.  

The construction management portion will address how owners, developers, owner’s representatives and/or property managers can best manage the construction process. A visit to a major development project will serve as a live case study.  

New technologies will explore recent technologies being utilized in the real estate environment including prop tech, smart buildings, artificial intelligence, construction management software, robotics. The course will ask the fundamental question: when and how is it better to use new technologies and what are the risks associated with such use. How can real estate catch-up to other industries that use AI and other software to support better outcomes?


Enrollment in this course is limited to students in the GSD Master in Real Estate program. The course schedule is January 2 through January 19, from 11-12:30 and 1-2pm daily. There is no class on January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The course will take place in Gund Hall room 516.