Real Estate Development

Located in New York City, global real estate’s epicenter, and as part of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), a world-renowned nexus for the design and development community, the Real Estate Development Program at Columbia University provides the most dynamic, resourceful, and challenging education of the real estate professional.

The Real Estate Development program’s immersive three-semester curriculum teaches the fundamental industry tools and processes, develops the critical thinking required for analysis and evaluation, stimulates creative problem-solving, and synthesizes these skills and capabilities into the comprehensive professional activities of investing, financing and developing the real estate of the future.

Cross-disciplinary electives draw on the program’s access to the extraordinary offerings of GSAPP and Columbia at large, facilitating the pursuit of a specific interests; while the required coursework ensures the highest professional competency in the three core tenets of real estate activity: the financial, the physical, and the project delivery; thereby fully preparing students to be responsible and progressive professionals in the exciting and evolving global real estate industry.

Graduates receive a Master of Science of Real Estate Development (M.S. RED) in an intensive calendar year spanning from June to the following May.

CURE. The Center for Urban Real Estate

CURE is an unparalleled resource for students enrolled in the Real Estate Development program, providing them with competitive, market-driven advantages relative to real estate programs and degrees offered elsewhere. These benefits are rooted in the center's unique focus on urbanization as a dynamic force that is altering the pace, performance, and practice of global real estate development.

Through CURE, faculty and students engage with development industry leaders in the classroom and on the street, working directly to identify, share, and advocate solutions to the challenges posed by a rapidly transforming world. By hosting and participating in conferences, symposia, publications, and in-classroom activities overseen by CURE, students will develop a sophisticated understanding of real estate development's most pressing issues. As they transition into practitioners in the field, CURE participants will lead the way in addressing the greatest challenges in urban development.

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