M.S. Real Estate Development

Overview
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 (MS.RED) 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 financial, the physical, and the legal, arming students with the full range of professional and intellectual skills needed to tackle the complex demands of global urban real estate development.
Curriculum

Intensive Summer Semester

The introduction to the program begins with immersion in real estate finance, construction technology, 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, history of development, and real estate law—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 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.

Current Faculty
Mitchell Adelstein
Frank Gallinelli
William Heishman
Roger Nussenblatt
Roy R. Pachecano
Eduard Sancho Pou
Manish Srivastava
Jamie Von Klemperer

Fall 2016 courses

Course Semester Title Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4122‑1 Fall 2016
MAPPING FOR ARCHITECTURE URBANISM AND HUMANITIES
Juan Saldarriaga ALL GSAPP_ INTERDISCP, GSAS (MARCH- Visual Studies )
412 AVERY
F 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMSTER
3 Points
27247
A4844 Fall 2016
URBAN PRESERVATION
Erik Langdalen ELECTIVE
655 SCHERMERHORN
10/17 9 AM - 11 AM 10/18/2016 6:30-8:30 10/19 9 AM- 11 AM 10/21 9 AM - 5 PM
OCT 17-21
1.5 Points
20905
A6708‑1 Fall 2016
Sustainable Retrofits
Michael Adlerstein ELECTIVE
408 AVERY HALL
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
96447
A6792‑1 Fall 2016
Preserving Modern Architecture
Theodore Prudon ELECTIVE
412 AVERY HALL
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
88947
Pla4312‑1 Fall 2016
REAL ESTATE FINANCE II: Case Studies, RE FINANCE TUTORIAL
Patrice Derrington, Johnny Din REQUIRED
113 AVERY, 200S FAYERWEATHER
M 9 AM - 11 AM, RE FINANCE TUTORIAL W 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
11781
Pla4538‑1 Fall 2016
REAL ESTATE ENTREPRENEURISM FOR ARCHITECTS, BUILDERS, DEVLOPERS, BUYERS & SELLERS
Harold Bell PP ELECTIVE (LECTURE)
113 AVERY HALL
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
66496
Pla6222‑1 Fall 2016
AFFORDABLE HOUSING FINANCE
Richard Froehlich, Charles Brass ELECTIVE
113 AVERY
TU 9 AM-11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
62498
Pla6228‑1 Fall 2016
ALTERNATIVE & DISTRESSED INVESTING STARTEGIES
Donald Sheets ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
73196
Pla6252‑1 Fall 2016
CREATIVE NY ZONING
Raquel Ramati ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 1 PM - 3 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
19258
Pla6259‑1 Fall 2016
Capital Markets: Reit Analysis
David Kruth ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
TH 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
21647
Pla6265‑1 Fall 2016
UNDERWRITING
Roger Nussenblatt ELECTIVE, RED ONLY, Cap of 60
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 6 PM-8 PM
SESSION A
1.5 Points
81296
Pla6272‑1 Fall 2016
History of Development in NYC
Kate Ascher REQUIRED
113 AVERY HALL
TH 9 AM -11 AM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
81529
Pla6274‑1 Fall 2016
Residential Development & Asset Strategy
Margaret Streicker-Porres ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 2 PM - 4 PM
Session A
1.5 Points
68448
Pla6276‑1 Fall 2016
Skyscrapers: Cities In The Sky
Kate Ascher ELECTIVE, CAP - by application only
200S FAYERWEATHER
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
63147
Pla6281‑1 Fall 2016
Hotel Development & Investment Analysis
Adam Feil ELECTIVE
200 S FAYERWEATHER
F 11-1pm
Session B
1.5 Points
62279
Pla6333‑1 Fall 2016
Real Estate Law
Richard Leland REQUIRED
113 AVERY HALL
W 9 AM-11 AM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
73316
Pla6359‑1 Fall 2016
Global Real Estate Investing
Sonny Kalsi, Johnny Din ELECTIVE, By application only for MSREDs
200S FAYERWEATHER
F 3 PM - 5 PM
SESSION B
1.5 Points
66648
Pla6377‑1 Fall 2016
Private Equity & Capital Raising
Marc Weidner, Michael Clark ELECTIVE, RED ONLY, CAP 60
200S FAYERWEATHER
M 4 PM -6 PM
Session A
1.5 Points
75029
Pla6385‑1 Fall 2016
Workouts & Restructuring
Stephen Pearlman ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 11 AM - 1 PM
SESSION A
1.5 Points
80847
Pla6388‑1 Fall 2016
Reinventing Residential Zoning for the Urban Age
Kate Ascher, Kate Dunham ELECTIVE, CAP - BY APPLICATION ONLY
200S FAYERWEATHER
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
SESSION A
1.5 Points
97193
Pla6391‑1 Fall 2016
Residential Investment & Development
Joshua Kahr ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
M 2 PM - 4 PM
SESSION B
1.5 Points
80780
Pla6568‑1 Fall 2016
Public-Private Partnerships in Real Estate Development
Robert Paley PP ELECTIVE, CAP 30
200S FAYERWEATHER
TH 6 PM-8 PM
Full Semester
3.0 Points
26296
Pla6569‑1 Fall 2016
Comparative Global Real Estate
William Heishman ELECTIVE
200 S FAYERWEATHER
M 4-6PM
Session B
1.5 Points
16853
Pla6589‑1 Fall 2016
Development Financial Analysis
Ridge Chew ELECTIVE
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 7 PM - 9 PM
SESSION B
1.5 Points
12698
Pla6595‑1 Fall 2016
Value of Design
Jamie Von Klemperer, Gene Kohn
200S FAYERWEATHER
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
25505