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
Shuprotim Bhaumik
Frank Gallinelli
William Heishman
Roger Nussenblatt
Eduard Sancho Pou
Margaret Streicker-Porres
James von Klemperer
Robert Wertheimer

Summer 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6840‑1 Summer 2018
Real Estate Investment Fundamentals
Chris Munsell
113 Avery Hall
W 7 - 9 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
28046
P360‑2 Summer 2018
Zoning Analysis
Elective
113 Avery
TBA
Session A=5/30-7/06
0 Points
23396
Pla4310‑1 Summer 2018
Real Estate Finance I
Patrice Derrington
113 Avery
M 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
60779
Pla4321‑1 Summer 2018
Real Estate Finance Tutorial
Johnny Din Waivable by test
113 Avery
W 5 PM - 6:30 PM, Meets alternating weeks
Full Semester
1.5 Points
83296
Pla6244‑1 Summer 2018
In the Field
Robert Garneau CAP 25, By Application, RED Students Only
115 Avery
W 2 PM - 4 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
93146
Pla6337‑1 Summer 2018
Development Typologies
Kate Ascher
113 Avery
TBA
Session B=7/09-8/10
1.5 Points
61779
Pla6352‑1 Summer 2018
Market Analysis
Jonathan Martin Lecture
113 Avery
TH 12 PM - 2 PM
Session B=7/09-8/10
92191
Pla6357‑1 Summer 2018
Construction Management and Technology
Robert Sanna
113 Avery
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
22191
Pla6358‑1 Summer 2018
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Real Estate
115 Avery
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
Session A= 6/5-7/10
1.5 Points
93296
Pla6360‑1 Summer 2018
Development Analysis: Urban Planning
Kate Ascher
113 Avery
TH 12 PM - 2 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
23396
Pla6360 Summer 2018
Development Analysis: Lab
113 AVERY
Ses A= 5/30-7/06
0 Points
69254
Pla6368‑1 Summer 2018
Pre-Development Analysis
Kate Ascher Students must register for section 1 or section 2
113 Avery
M 12 PM - 2 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
77746
Pla6368‑2 Summer 2018
Pre-Development Analysis
Kate Ascher
113 Avery
M 2 PM - 4 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
77746
Pla6376‑1 Summer 2018
The Dealmaking Process
Mitchell Adelstein
113 Avery
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Session B=7/09-8/10
1.5 Points
91946
Pla6378‑1 Summer 2018
Studio: The Art of the RFP Response
Brian Loughlin, Bo Liu CAP 25, By application only
115 Avery
TBA 6 PM - 8 PM
Session B=7/09-8/10
1.5 Points
76030
Pla6769‑1 Summer 2018
The Architecture of Development
Brooks McDaniel
113 Avery
W 7 PM - 9 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
15846
Pla6781‑1 Summer 2018
Real Estate Managerial Finance and Accounting
Stephen Pearlman
115 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Session A=5/30-7/06
1.5 Points
64691
Pla6793‑1 Summer 2018
The Business of Development
Shai Shamir
113 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 7/11, 7/18
1.5 Points
71696
Pla6797‑1 Summer 2018
Real Estate Economics and Market Metrics
Pamela Hannigan
113 Avery
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
98496
Pla6798‑1 Summer 2018
Intro to Real Estate Law
Mitchell Nelson
115 Avery
TBA
Session A
1.5 Points
21246
Pla6801‑1 Summer 2018
Hacking for Real Estate Technology
Josh Panknin
113 Avery
W 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
85279
Pla6835‑1 Summer 2018
Intro to Capital Markets
Merrie Frankel
113 Avery Hall
R 3 PM - 5 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
25279
Pla8792‑1 Summer 2018
Individual Research
Patrice Derrington With permission only
1.5 - 3 Points
67696
P4050‑1 Summer 2018
UP Elective Internship
Margaret Wiryaman
Full Semester
1.5 Points
73546
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.
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