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
Nathalia Bernardo
Frank Gallinelli
William Heishman
Roger Nussenblatt
Roy R. Pachecano
Eduard Sancho Pou
Margaret Streicker-Porres
Jamie Von Klemperer
Robert Wertheimer

Spring 2017 Courses

Course Semester Title Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4892‑1 Spring 2017
Data Visualization For Architecture, Urbanism and The Humanities
Juan Saldarriaga All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
600 Avery Hall
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
22247
Pla4314‑1 Spring 2017
Real Estate Finance III
Merrie Frankel Required
113 Avery Hall
Tu 12 PM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
21646
Pla4314‑2 Spring 2017
Real Estate Finance III
Lisa Beeson Required
113 Avery Hall
W 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
17696
Pla6050‑1 Spring 2017
Internship
Elective
By Application
N/A
Full Semester
1.5 Points
63009
Pla6212‑1 Spring 2017
Affordable Housing, Development and Policy
Ed Poteat Elective
200 South Fayerweather
Tu 2 PM - 4 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
25847
Pla6231‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Excel Skills
Jiho Lee, Johnny Din Elective
113 Avery Hall
Th 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
29695
Pla6236‑1 Spring 2017
Asset Management
Sara Queen ELECTIVE - MSRED STUDENTS ONLY
113 Avery Hall
Th 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
29573
Pla6251‑1 Spring 2017
Hotel Transactions
Rick Kirkbride, Todd Fieldston Elective (By Application)
114 Avery Hall
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
60281
Pla6261‑1 Spring 2017
IT and The Real Estate Enterprise
Robert Entin Elective
113 Avery Hall
Th 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
60796
Pla6266‑1 Spring 2017
Underwriting II
Roger Nussenblatt Elective - Cap at 60 students, MS.Red students only FCFS
200 South Fayerweather
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
61546
Pla6280‑1 Spring 2017
Project Management
Leeza Springer ELECTIVE - MSRED STUDENTS ONLY
200 South Fayerweather
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
66396
Pla6332‑1 Spring 2017
Real Estate Transactions Law
Robert Wertheimer, Nathalia Bernardo Elective
200 South Fayerweather
Tu 9 AM -11  AM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
67196
Pla6335‑1 Spring 2017
Capstone: Development Case Studies
Patrice Derrington Required - MS.Red Students Only
113 Avery Hall
Th 9 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
67846
Pla6342‑1 Spring 2017
International Re Regions: China
Johnny Din, Patrice Derrington Elective - MS.Red Students Only by application
200 S FAYERWEATHER
F 10AM - 12PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
71596
Pla6342‑2 Spring 2017
International Re Regions: Brazil
Shawn Amsler Elective - MS.Red Students Only by application
200 South Fayerweather
TH 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
72246
Pla6342‑3 Spring 2017
International Re Regions: London
Kate Ascher Elective - MS.Red Students Only by application
200 South Fayerweather
TH 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
75896
Pla6375‑1 Spring 2017
Commercial Leasing
Martin Gold, Mitchell Nelson Elective
114 Avery Hall
Tu 9 AM -11 AM
Ses B 3/6 - 5/1
1.5 Points
83246
Pla6384‑1 Spring 2017
Tax Issues in Acquisitions and Developments
Richard O'Toole Elective
113 Avery Hall
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
85996
Pla6583‑1 Spring 2017
Private Equity Development-Hospitality Focus
Rani Gharbie Elective
200 South Fayerweather
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
87047
Pla6585‑1 Spring 2017
Retail Real Estate and Development
Gary Fogg Elective (CAP- 55)
200 South Fayerweather
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
92646
Pla6710‑1 Spring 2017
Capital Markets: Debt
Ed Adler Elective
200 South Fayerweather
W 1 PM - 3 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
13546
Pla6715‑1 Spring 2017
Real Estate Debt Securitization
Steven Bloom Elective
200 South Fayerweather
M 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
82947
Pla6720‑1 Spring 2017
International REITs
David Kruth Elective
200 South Fayerweather
Th 4 PM - 6 PM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
97696
Pla6725‑1
Urban Development Project
Raquel Ramati Elective
200 South Fayerweather
M 12 PM - 2 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
72846
Pla6730‑1 Spring 2017
Technological Innovation in Real Estate
Josh Panknin Elective
200 South Fayerweather
M 2 PM - 4 PM
Ses A 1/17-3/3
1.5 Points
77529
Pla6740‑1 Spring 2017
Construction Law: Negotiation and Management
Lisa Howlett Elective
200 South Fayerweather
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
13447
Pla6745‑1 Spring 2017
Advanced Case Studies in Real Estate Analysis
Patrice Derrington, Chris Munsell Elective - MS.Red Students Only by application
200 South Fayerweather
Tu 4 PM - 6 PM
Ses B 3/6- 5/1
1.5 Points
27779
M.S. RED student Samuel Oketcho at the Fall 2016 ULI Conference in Dallas
The ULI Fall Meeting attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually, bringing together every sector of the real estate industry in one place. Columbia GSAPP's M.S. RED students attended the Fall 2016 meeting in Dallas in full force, where student Samuel Oketcho was interview by ULI on his takeaways from the conference.