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

Summer 2019 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A6840‑1 Summer 2019
Real Estate Investment Fundamentals
Clarence Radin
113 AVERY
W 7 PM - 9 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
36905
P6798‑1 Summer 2019
Legal Principles of Real Estate
Mitchell Nelson
209 FAYERWEATHER
TH 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36919
Pla4310‑1 Summer 2019
Real Estate Finance I
Joshua Kahr
M 11:30 AM- 2 PM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
36900
Pla4321‑1 Summer 2019
Real Estate Finance Tutorial
Johnny Din
113 AVERY
W 5 PM - 6:30 PM
FULL SEMESTER
1.5 Points
36911
Pla6244‑1 Summer 2019
In the Field
Robert Garneau
115 AVERY
W 2 PM - 4 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36947
Pla6352‑1 Summer 2019
Market Analysis
Jonathan Miller
113 AVERY HALL
TH 12 - 2 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
36912
Pla6357‑1 Summer 2019
Construction Management and Technology
Richard Lambeck
113 AVERY HALL
M 9 AM - 11 AM
FULL SEMESTER
3 Points
36944
Pla6360‑1 Summer 2019
Development Analysis: Urban Planning
Kate Ascher
113 AVERY
TU 9 AM -11 AM
SES A
1.5 Points
36945
Pla6360‑2 Summer 2019
Development Analysis: Urban Planning
Adam Meagher
113 AVERY
M + TH 7 PM - 9 PM
SES A 6/6, 6/10, 6/13, 6/17, 6/20, and 6/24
1.5 Points
36946
Pla6368‑1 Summer 2019
Pre-Development Analysis
113 AVERY
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36915
Pla6368‑2 Summer 2019
Pre-Development Analysis
Kate Ascher
113 AVERY HALL
TU 2  PM - 4 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36916
Pla6376‑1 Summer 2019
The Dealmaking Process
Mitchell Adelstein
113 AVERY HALL
M 4 PM - 6 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
36903
Pla6378‑1 Summer 2019
Studio: The Art of the RFP Response
Brian Loughlin
115 AVERY HALL
TU 6 PM - 8 PM
Ses B
1.5 Points
36917
Pla6769‑1 Summer 2019
The Architecture of Development
Brooks McDaniel
113 AVERY
W 7 PM - 9 PM
SES A
1.5 Points
36904
Pla6781‑1 Summer 2019
Real Estate Managerial Finance and Accounting
Stephen Pearlman
209 FAYERWEATHER
W 11 AM - 1 PM
SES A (ends 7/10)
1.5 Points
36938
Pla6793‑1 Summer 2019
The Business of Development
Shai Shamir
113 AVERY
W 9 AM - 11 AM
6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/10, 7/17
1.5 Points
36939
Pla6797‑1 Summer 2019
Real Estate Economics and Market Metrics
Pamela Hannigan
209 FAYERWEATHER
W 1 PM - 3 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
36940
PLA6802‑1 Summer 2019
Environmental Sustainability
Stuart Brodsky
114 AVERY
TH 9 AM - 11 AM
1.5 Points
11592
PLA6806‑1 Summer 2019
The Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Process
Sean Cohane
209 FAYERWEATHER
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30 and 8/6
1.5 Points
11594
Pla6835‑1 Summer 2019
Intro to Capital Markets
Merrie Frankel
113 AVERY HALL
TH 3 PM - 5 PM
SES B
1.5 Points
36942
Pla8792‑1 Summer 2019
Individual Research
1.5 - 3 Points
36943
P4050‑1 Summer 2019
UP Elective Internship
1.5 Points
36937
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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