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

Fall 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4322‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Finance Tutorial
Johnny Din
113 Avery
TH 9 AM - 10:30 AM
0 Points
29691
Pla4312‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Finance II: Case Studies
Steven Bloom, Maria Kastanis M.S. RED Only
113 Avery
M 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
28696
Pla4312‑2 Fall 2018
Real Estate Finance II: Case Studies
Steven Bloom, Maria Kastanis M.S. RED Only
200 Fayerweather South
M 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
29029
Pla4321‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Finance Tutorial
Johnny Din
113 Avery
TH 9 AM - 10:30 AM
Full Semester, Alternating Weeks
0 Points
29691
Pla4538‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Entrepreneurialism For Architects, Builders, Developers, Buyers & Sellers
Harold Bell Lecture
200 Fayerweather South
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
13004
Pla6222‑1 Fall 2018
Affordable Housing Finance Techniques
Richard Froehlich, Charles Brass
200 South Fayerweather
TU 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
65941
Pla6252‑1 Fall 2018
Architect and Developer Dialogues
Raquel Ramati Cap 20, M.S. RED Only
200 Fayerweather South
W 3 PM - 5 PM
Ses B= 10/22-12/10
1.5 Points
76529
Pla6259‑1 Fall 2018
Capital Markets : REIT Analysis
David Kruth M.S. RED Only
113 Avery
TH 4 PM - 6 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
80279
Pla6265‑1 Fall 2018
Underwriting
Roger Nussenblatt M.S. RED Only
200 South Fayerweather
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses A= 9/4-10/19
1.5 Points
84029
Pla6265‑2 Fall 2018
Underwriting
Roger Nussenblatt M.S. RED Only
113 Avery
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses B= 10/22-12/10
1.5 Points
87029
Pla6272‑1 Fall 2018
History of Real Estate Development in New York City
Kate Ascher
200 Fayerweather
TH 2 PM - 4 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
17191
Pla6274‑1 Fall 2018
Residential Development & Asset Strategy
Margaret Streicker-Porres
200 Fayerweather South
W 3 PM - 5 PM
Ses A= 9/4-10/19
1.5 Points
12279
Pla6275‑1 Fall 2018
Transit Oriented Development
Kate Ascher By Application Only
200 Fayerweather South
TH 12 PM - 2 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
25779
Pla6281‑1 Fall 2018
Hotel Development and Investment Analysis
Adam Feil
200 Fayerweather South
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Ses B= 10/22-12/10
1.5 Points
29030
Pla6333‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Law
Richard Leland
113 Avery
W 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
60817
Pla6359‑1 Fall 2018
Global Real Estate Investing
Sonny Kalsi By application only for MSREDs
200 Fayerweather South
F 3 PM - 5 PM
Ses B= 10/22-12/10
1.5 Points
69255
Pla6377‑1 Fall 2018
Funds Management and Capital Raising
Michael Clark, Marc Weidner Cap 60, M.S. RED Only
113 Avery
M 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
62029
Pla6390‑2 Fall 2018
Tutorial
Gregory Pietrycha
200 Fayerweather
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses A= 9/4-10/19
0
Pla6390‑1 Fall 2018
Studio: Advanced RFP Response
Brian Loughlin By Application
300 Buell South
TH 7 PM - 9 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
60946
Pla6391‑1 Fall 2018
Residential Investment & Development
Joshua Kahr
Ware Lounge
M 11 AM - 1 PM
Ses A= 9/4-10/19
1.5 Points
61596
Pla6568‑1 Fall 2018
Public-Private Partnerships in Real Estate Development
Robert Paley Cap 30, By Application
200 Fayerweather South
TH 6 PM - 8 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
62496
Pla6569‑1 Fall 2018
Comparative Global Real Estate
William Heishman
200 Fayerweather South
M 4 PM - 6 PM
Session A
1.5 Points
63346
Pla6595‑1 Fall 2018
Value of Design
Gene Kohn, James von Klemperer
113 Avery
W 11 AM - 1 PM
Ses B= 10/22-12/10
1.5 Points
66046
Pla6603‑1 Fall 2018
Lease Analysis & Financial Metrics
Sara Queen
113 Avery
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses A= 9/4-10/19
1.5 Points
66746
Pla6719‑1 Fall 2018
Building Adaptation and Reuse
Gabriel Randall, Andy Golubitsky
200 Buell Hall
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Session B
1.5 Points
97249
PLA6721‑1 Fall 2018
Design By Development
Eran Chen By application only
1.5 Points
26498
PLA6722‑1 Fall 2018
Real Estate Private Equity - Acquisition Analysis
Jiho Lee MS RED ONLY
113 Avery
W 6 PM - 8 PM
Session A
1.5 Points
61280
A6708‑1 Fall 2018
Sustainable Retrofits
Michael Adlerstein
655 Schermerhorn
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
Ses B= 10/22-11/30
1.5 Points
76781
A4122‑1 Fall 2018
Mapping For Architecture Urbanism and Humanities
Brian House All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
408 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
78446
A6776‑1 Fall 2018
Cultural Strategies and Production NOW
Karen Wong All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Elective Seminar
300 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
13779
A6783‑1 Fall 2018
Narrative Urbanism: Strategic Storytelling For Designers and Planners
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
115 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
72191
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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