SUP-665: Real Estate Finance and Development Fundamentals for Public and Private Participants

Semester: Fall

Credit: 4.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Edward Marchant


Day Time Location
Term Start Date 8/31
Meet Day M/W 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Littauer Bldg L230 (HKS)


Provides an analytical framework for understanding real estate finance and development fundamentals from both public and private perspectives. Topics addressed include: establishing investment/development objectives; structuring ownership entities; evaluating and controlling prospective development sites; creating sound development plans; understanding the public entitlement process; preparing market and feasibility studies; securing debt and equity financing; coordinating the design and construction process; and marketing and managing real estate assets. Includes preparation of income statements; sources and uses of funds statements; federal tax impact analyses; and discounted cash flow analyses. Principles learned should be applicable globally for private, public, NGO, and not-for-profit participants in either policy planning for or implementation of real estate development, community redevelopment, and/or disaster relief activities. Lectures, cases, exercises, site visits, guest lectures, class discussions, and a final team project will involve a variety of real property asset types, including several structured as public-private partnerships. No prior finance or real estate development experience is expected or required.



Also offered by the Graduate School of Design as SES-05492.

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