This course will introduce students to the broad aspects of real estate development from an operations perspective. It is directed to students interested in real...More >>
This course will introduce students to the broad aspects of real estate development from an operations perspective. It is directed to students interested in real estate development from the point of view of three classes of investors:
- An entrepreneurial investor, looking to buy a co-op, condo or small property for individual use or rental.
- A working general partner of a small group of investors, who will actually manage and-or be responsible for overseeing the property after purchase.
- A passive outside investor, who may be searching for an investment that is limited in liability to the original investment.
In real estate development, operating decisions will determine whether or not a deal will be successful and meet overall financial goals. Although most students will not work full-time in the real estate industry, property investments will arise as opportunities to increase passive income and wealth. Understanding how these deals are created and managed will allow investors to choose deals with the highest probability of success. The real estate topics discussed in the course will include all types of development: residential, hotel, office, retail, land and industrial properties. In addition to case studies, class lectures and discussions, some outstanding entrepreneurial developers will be invited as guest speakers to reinforce the ideas taught in class. The class will include a real estate development project, with group presentations to the class, and potential outside investors.