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COLLEGE OF BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING
REAL ESTATE

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R E 552 Real Estate Process (4)
Introduces the real estate process including zoning, design, development, appraisal, finance, market research, and feasibility analyses. Helps students understand how to allocate real estate resources to create sustainable, market-based projects drawing on interdisciplinary concepts, perspectives, and processes to optimize spatial solutions. Offered: jointly with URBDP 552; A.
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R E 553 Urban Land Economics (4) Bitter
Introduces urban economics, land markets, and locational decision making; and examines urban spatial structure and the economic, political, social, technological, and historical forces that shape land values and uses. Uses applied spatial analytical tools including geographic information systems and geogemographic software. Offered: jointly with URBDP 553; A.
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R E 554 Real Estate Finance (4)
Expands on basic financial concepts introduced in the Real Estate Process. Designed to help students understand the financial implications of various real estate decisions. Covers mortgage finance, leverage, cash flow analysis, capital sources, financial engineering, and advanced modeling. Prerequisite: URBDP 552. Offered: jointly with URBDP 554; W.
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R E 555 Real Estate Appraisal (4) Bitter
Discusses valuation theory and the mechanics underlying real estate appraisal practices. Explores the unique market within which property interests are created, allocated or transferred, the dynamic nature of real estate values, and the valuation impacts of various external factors. Offered: jointly with URBDP 555; Sp.
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R E 556 Real Estate Investment (4)
Focuses on direct real estate investment based on the productive capacity of the total property, debt, and equity components and their impact on the cash returns in the form of positive returns to the property, tax savings potential, alternative leverage effects, and the gains at sale. Offered: jointly with URBDP 556; W.
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R E 557 Real Estate Law (4) Amster
Focuses on the legal principles and issues essential to understanding the workings of the real estate industry, including the fundamentals of real estate transactions and development projects. Offered: jointly with URBDP 557; A.
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R E 558 Real Estate Market Analysis (4)
Prepares students to conduct and interpret market studies to cover a range of real estate decisions. Exposes students to the market analysis process and various tools and techniques that can be used to analyze and forecast supply, demand, and rental rates. Offered: jointly with URBDP 558; W.
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R E 560 Real Estate Feasibility (4) DeLisle
Applies critical thinking needed to understand the drivers of value of the major property types which covers the "user in search of a site" and "investor in search of involvement' feasibility questions. Applies a combination of qualitative and quantitative analysis to target markets. Offered: jointly with URBDP 568; Sp.
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R E 561 Real Estate Capital Markets (4) Grissom
Studies capital markets, investigating the agents and institutions that channel money from the array of sources of savings to investment projects. Identifies the sources of available capital and uses investment and portfolio tools employed by conduits and intermediaries matches the capital to projects and asset classes. Offered: jointly with URBDP 569; A.
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R E 569 Real Estate Portfolio Management (5) DeLisle
Students develop formal portfolio management strategies that draw on their in-depth understanding of real estate fundamentals, strategic planning and portfolio theory. Working in teams, students prepare cutting-edge portfolio strategies including the policies and procedures for implementation and portfolio management. Offered: jointly with URBDP 559; Sp.
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R E 570 Real Estate Project Finance (3) Rolfe
Introduces financing real property projects developed by public, community, and private entities with a primary emphasis on interim (acquisition/development/construction) and take-out lending for new real estate projects. Offered: jointly with URBDP 577; Sp.
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R E 571 Real Estate Development (4)
Introduction and survey of processes and people involved in developing real estate, including issues of site control, public/private approvals, feasibility analysis, project financing, design/construction, marketing, and asset management. Prerequisite: URBDP 552. Offered: jointly with URBDP 578.
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R E 590 Real Estate Forum I (1) DeLisle
Provides an opportunity for students to learn about the interdisciplinary nature of real estate from industry leaders. Discusses current issues and opportunities in the industry as well as what it takes to develop a sustainable career path. Offered: jointly with URBDP 590; A.
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R E 598 Real Estate Special Topics (1-4, max. 12) Bitter, DeLisle
Systematic study of specialized subject matter. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSpS.
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