Real Estate Development Program Requirements
|Real Estate Development – Summer Studio||6.0 pts.|
|Real Estate Finance I-Concepts & Models||3.0 pts.|
|History of NYC Development||3.0 pts.|
|Urban Economics/Market Analysis||3.0 pts.|
|15.0 Total Required Points Summer|
|Real Estate Law||3.0 pts.|
|Construction Management and Technology||3.0 pts.|
|Real Estate Finance II-Case Studies & Development Modeling||3.0 pts.|
|9 Total Required Points Fall|
|International Real Estate Development Core||1.5 pts.|
|Real Estate Case Studies||3.0 pts.|
|Real Estate Finance III-Capital Markets||3.0 pts.|
|7.5 Total Required Points Spring|
|33.0 Total Required Points All|
MSRED Graduate Program
Under the leadership of Director Vishaan Chakrabarti, the Real Estate Development program’s expanded three-semester curriculum combines the fundamental skills of professional real estate with a holistic approach to urban development as a creative act. Graduates receive a Master of Science of Real Estate Development (MSRED) in an intensive calendar year spanning from May to May. Cross-disciplinary electives draw on the program’s access to the extraordinary offerings of GSAPP and Columbia at large, while required coursework immerses students in the three core tenets of urban real estate development: the physical, the financial, and the legal. Synthetic coursework encompassing development case studies, international real estate issues, and a thesis bring these three strands together into a unified whole, arming students with the full range of professional and intellectual skills needed to tackle the complex demands of global urban real estate development.
Intensive Summer Semester
The introduction to the program begins with immersion in real estate finance, studio workflows, project visioning, market analytics, and other foundational subjects. Electives are limited to allow students with diverse background experiences to build essential financial, graphic, and analytical competencies.
Expansive Fall Semester
While core skills continue to be developed—particularly in finance, construction technology, and international real estate—students are given significant elective opportunities to broaden their theoretical and applied skill sets by concentrating on the unique finance or design course tracks available only at Columbia.
Integrated Spring Semester
With a central focus on thesis preparation, capstone projects, complex financial and economic modeling, and public policy, students bring together a cross-disciplinary portfolio of independent and supervised research and coursework, graduating with a holistic professional foundation.