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
Gregory Pietrycha
Eduard Sancho Pou
Margaret Streicker-Porres
James von Klemperer
Robert Wertheimer

Spring 2019 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
P6798‑1 Spring 2019
Legal Principles of Real Estate
Mitchell Nelson
209 FAYERWEATHER
TH 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36919
Pla4314‑1 Spring 2019
Real Estate Finance III
Merrie Frankel, Chris Munsell REQUIRED
114 AVERY
W 6 PM- 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
13020
Pla4314‑2 Spring 2019
Real Estate Finance III
Merrie Frankel, Chris Munsell REQUIRED
113 AVERY
W 6 PM- 8 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
28448
Pla6050‑1 Spring 2019
Internship
BY APPLICATION
NA
FULL SEMESTER
1.5 Points
60786
Pla6212‑1 Spring 2019
Affordable Housing, Development and Policy
Ed Poteat
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
78280
Pla6228‑1 Spring 2019
Alternative and Distressed Investment Strategies
Donald Sheets By application only
114 AVERY HALL
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
84285
Pla6231‑1 Spring 2019
Structuring with Advanced Excel
Matthew Choi REQUIRED
113 AVERY
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
73446
Pla6236‑1 Spring 2019
Asset Management
Sara Queen
113 AVERY
TH 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
81761
Pla6251‑1 Spring 2019
Hotel Transactions
Rick Kirkbride, Todd Fieldston
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
W 9 AM - 11 AM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
11535
Pla6261‑1 Spring 2019
IT and the Real Estate Enterprise
Robert Entin REQUIRED
113 AVERY
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
26780
Pla6266‑1 Spring 2019
Underwriting II
Roger Nussenblatt capped at 60 students, MSRED students only FCFS
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
60821
Pla6280‑1 Spring 2019
Project Management
Leeza Springer CAP 25
204 FAYERWEATHER
M 5 PM - 7 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
63448
Pla6332‑1 Spring 2019
Real Estate Transactions Law
Robert Wertheimer, Nathalia Bernardo
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TU 9 AM -11  AM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
81762
Pla6335‑1 Spring 2019
Capstone: Development Case Studies
Patrice Derrington MSRED Students Only
113 AVERY
TH 9 AM - 12 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
63449
Pla6342‑1 Spring 2019
International RE Regions: China
Johnny Din msred STUDENTS ONLY BY APPLICATION
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
F 9 AM - 11 AM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
60998
Pla6342‑2 Spring 2019
International RE Regions: Brazil
Shawn Amsler BY APPLICATION RED STUD ONLY CAP 25
204 FAYERWEATHER
M 11 AM - 1 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
81799
Pla6342‑3 Spring 2019
International RE Regions: Israel
Raquel Ramati, Patrice Derrington BY APPLICATION RED STUD ONLY CAP 25
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
W 2 PM- 4 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
82848
Pla6375‑1 Spring 2019
Advanced Commercial Leasing
Martin Gold, Mitchell Nelson
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
W 3 PM - 5 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
86846
Pla6384‑1 Spring 2019
Tax Issues in Acquisitions and Developments
Daniel Crowley Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
W 9 AM - 11 AM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
87896
Pla6585‑1 Spring 2019
Retail Real Estate and Development
Gary Fogg, Lee Schaffler cap at 55
200 South Fayerweather
M 4 PM - 6 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
92696
Pla6710‑1 Spring 2019
Capital Markets: Debt
Ed Adler Approval Required
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TU 1 PM - 3 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
13397
Pla6712‑1 Spring 2019
Risk and Portfolio Management
Ryan Severino Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
96296
Pla6714‑1 Spring 2019
Real Estate Portfolio Management
Tim Wang Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
M 6 PM -8 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
97296
Pla6715‑1 Spring 2019
Real Estate Debt Securitization
Steven Bloom Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
M 2 PM - 4 PM
SES A: 1/22-3/1
1.5 Points
98098
Pla6720‑1 Spring 2019
International REITs
David Kruth Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TH 4 PM - 6 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
75281
Pla6730‑1 Spring 2019
PropTech: Leading the Next Revolution in the Built World
Zachary Aarons Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
W 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
88530
Pla6740‑1 Spring 2019
Construction Law: Negotiation and Management
Lisa Howlett Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
M 4 PM - 6 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
97193
Pla6745‑1 Spring 2019
Advanced Case Studies in Real Estate Analysis
Patrice Derrington
505 AVERY
TU 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
10535
Pla6748‑1 Spring 2019
Entrepreneurship in Buying Real Estate Assets
Masood Bhatti Elective
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
M 2 PM - 4 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
10897
PLA6752‑1 Spring 2019
Real Estate Media + Marketing
Amir Korangy
200 SOUTH FAYERWEATHER
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
SES B: ¾ - 5/3
1.5 Points
26746
A4045‑1 Spring 2019
Questions in Urbanism
Vishaan Chakrabarti All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop
115 Avery
F 10 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
17196
A4064‑1 Spring 2019
Informal Urbanisms: Incrementalism and Citizen Participation in the Built Environment
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
408 AVERY
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
22596
A4892‑1 Spring 2019
Data Visualization for Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Jia Zhang All GSAPP interdisciplinary , GSAS
WARE
F 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
88396
A4063‑1 Spring 2019
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Grga Basic, Michael Krisch All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
504 AVERY
F 11 AM -1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
86396
A4552‑1 Spring 2019
Dark Space: Architecture Representation & Black Identity
Mario Gooden All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
300 AVERY Hall
TU 11 AM-1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
27496
A4896‑1 Spring 2019
Who Let Them Build That? An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Six Places in New York
Justin Davidson ALL GSAPP_ INTERDISCP
409 AVERY
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
84284
A4898‑1 Spring 2019
(Re)Programming - Museums
David van der Leer ALL GSAPP_ INTERDISCP
505 AVERY
F 11 AM - 1 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
76047
A6787‑1 Spring 2019
Third Landscape: Urbanization in the Amazon
Anna Dietzsch All GSAPP Interdisciplinary
412 AVERY
F 11 AM- 1 PM
FULL SEMSTER
3 Points
91046
A4839‑1 Spring 2019
Aesthetics of Decay
412 AVERY
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
16646
P4050‑1 Spring 2019
UP Elective Internship
Margaret Wiryaman
N/A
BY APPT
FULL SEMESTER
1.5 Points
66846
Pla4518‑1 Spring 2019
Urbanisms & Algorithms I
Luc Wilson
114 AVERY HALL
TU 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
77194
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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