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

Spring 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla4314‑1 Spring 2018
Real Estate Finance III
Merrie Frankel
113 Avery
TU 12 PM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
23441
Pla4314‑2 Spring 2018
Real Estate Finance III
Lisa Beeson
113 Avery
W 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
81754
Pla6050‑1 Spring 2018
Internship
By Application
Full Semester
1.5 Points
27191
Pla6212‑1 Spring 2018
Affordable Housing, Development and Policy
Ed Poteat
200 South Fayerweather
TU 2 PM - 4 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
60817
Pla6228‑1 Spring 2018
Alternative and Distressed Investment Strategies
Donald Sheets By application only
200 South Fayerweather
TU 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
77096
Pla6231‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Excel Skills
Jiho Lee, Matthew Choi
113 Avery
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
60529
Pla6236‑1 Spring 2018
Asset Management
Sara Queen
113 Avery
TH 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
64029
Pla6251‑1 Spring 2018
Hotel Transactions
Rick Kirkbride, Todd Fieldston
114 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
61396
Pla6261‑1 Spring 2018
IT and the Real Estate Enterprise
Robert Entin
113 Avery
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
62146
Pla6266‑1 Spring 2018
Underwriting II
Roger Nussenblatt Cap 60, MSRED students only, First-come first-served
200 South Fayerweather
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
68196
Pla6280‑1 Spring 2018
Project Management
Leeza Springer
200 South Fayerweather
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
71146
Pla6332‑1 Spring 2018
Real Estate Transactions Law
Robert Wertheimer, Nathalia Bernardo
200 South Fayerweather
TU 9 AM - 11  AM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
71946
Pla6335‑1 Spring 2018
Capstone: Development Case Studies
Patrice Derrington MSRED students only
113 Avery
TH 9 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
72696
Pla6342‑1 Spring 2018
China
Johnny Din, Patrice Derrington MSRED student only, By application
200 South Fayerweather
M 10 AM - 12 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
75896
Pla6342‑2 Spring 2018
Brazil
Shawn Amsler MSRED student only, By application
200 Buell
W 6:30 PM - 8:30  PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
76596
Pla6342‑3 Spring 2018
London
Kate Ascher MSRED student only, By application
115 Avery
M 9 AM - 11 AM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
77246
Pla6375‑1 Spring 2018
Commercial Leasing
Martin Gold, Mitchell Nelson
Ware Lounge
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
82496
Pla6384‑1 Spring 2018
Tax Issues in Acquisitions and Developments
113 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
83246
Pla6583‑1 Spring 2018
Private Equity Development-Hospitality Focus
Rani Gharbie By application only
200 South Fayerweather
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
86296
Pla6585‑1 Spring 2018
Retail Real Estate and Development
Gary Fogg, Lee Schaffler Cap 55
200 South Fayerweather
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
87046
Pla6712‑1 Spring 2018
Risk and Portfolio Management
Ryan Severino
200 South Fayerweather
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
96646
Pla6714‑1 Spring 2018
Real Estate Portfolio Management
Tim Wang
200 South Fayerweather
M 6 PM - 8 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
92898
Pla6715‑1 Spring 2018
Real Estate Debt Securitization
Steven Bloom
200 South Fayerweather
M 12 PM - 2 PM
Session A: 1/16-3/2
1.5 Points
22297
Pla6719‑1 Spring 2018
Building Adaptation and Reuse
Andy Golubitsky, Gabriel Randall
200 South Fayerweather
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
81146
Pla6720‑1 Spring 2018
International REITs
David Kruth
200 South Fayerweather
TH 4 PM - 6 PM
Session B: 3/5- 4/30
1.5 Points
29566
Pla6730‑1 Spring 2018
PropTech: Leading the Next Revolution in the Built World
Josh Panknin, Zachary Aarons
200 South Fayerweather
W 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
65941
Pla6740‑1 Spring 2018
Construction Law: Negotiation and Management
Lisa Howlett
200 South Fayerweather
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Session B: 3/5 - 4/30
1.5 Points
88941
Pla6745‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Case Studies in Real Estate Analysis
Patrice Derrington, Chris Munsell
200 South Fayerweather
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
Session B: 3/5 - 4/30
1.5 Points
63004
A4045‑1 Spring 2018
Questions in Urbanism
Vishaan Chakrabarti All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop
115 Avery
F 10 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
63779
A4064‑1 Spring 2018
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
67446
A4892‑1 Spring 2018
Data Visualization for Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities
Juan Saldarriaga All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
600 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
81796
A4063‑1 Spring 2018
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Grga Basic, Michael Krisch All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Joint Journalism
Ware Lounge (600 Avery)
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
66596
A4069‑1 Spring 2018
Navigating the Hudson Valley
Sandro Marpillero All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop
505 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
12897
A4431 Spring 2018
Embodied Energy and Design
David Benjamin
115 Avery
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
68399
A6812‑1 Spring 2018
Urban Ecology and Design
Matt Palmer, Gena Wirth All GSAPP/CU Interdisciplinary Workshop, E3B
408 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
88098
P4050‑1 Spring 2018
UP Elective Internship
Margaret Wiryaman
By Appointment
1.5 Points
15846
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.