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
M.S. Real Estate Development
Shawn Amsler
M.S. Real Estate Development
Kate Ascher
M.S. Real Estate Development
Harold Bell
M.S. Real Estate Development
Charles Brass
M.S. Real Estate Development
Vishaan Chakrabarti
M.S. Real Estate Development, Master of Architecture
Dan Choi
M.S. Real Estate Development
Michael Clark
M.S. Real Estate Development
Patrice Derrington
M.S. Real Estate Development, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.)
Adam Feil
M.S. Real Estate Development
Gary Fogg
M.S. Real Estate Development
Merrie Frankel
M.S. Real Estate Development
Dennis Freed
M.S. Real Estate Development
Richard Froehlich
M.S. Real Estate Development, M.S. Urban Planning
Frank Gallinelli
M.S. Real Estate Development
Robert Garneau
M.S. Real Estate Development
Rani Gharbie
M.S. Real Estate Development
Martin Gold
M.S. Real Estate Development
Pamela Hannigan
M.S. Real Estate Development
Joshua Kahr
M.S. Real Estate Development
Karamjit Kalsi
M.S. Real Estate Development
Jesse M. Keenan
M.S. Real Estate Development, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE.)
David Kruth
M.S. Real Estate Development
Richard Lambeck
M.S. Real Estate Development
Charles Laven
M.S. Real Estate Development
Brian Loughlin
M.S. Real Estate Development, Master of Architecture
Brooks McDaniel
M.S. Real Estate Development
Roger Nussenblatt
M.S. Real Estate Development
Roy R. Pachecano
M.S. Real Estate Development
Robert Paley
M.S. Real Estate Development
Stephen Pearlman
M.S. Real Estate Development, M.S. Urban Planning
Eduard Sancho Pou
M.S. Real Estate Development
Robert Sanna
M.S. Real Estate Development
Ryan Severino
M.S. Real Estate Development
Shai Shamir
M.S. Real Estate Development
Donald Sheets
M.S. Real Estate Development
Manish Srivastava
M.S. Real Estate Development
Marc Weidner
M.S. Real Estate Development