Course Description

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT (April 7, 2020) Boston University has canceled in-person classes and moved to remote teaching and learning for the rest of the spring semester and all of the summer sessions. Please visit our COVID-19 website for more information.

CPE classes will continue in an online format during this time.

This course provides a practical overview of the real estate development process and the tools to carefully analyze a development or redevelopment project from a return and risk management perspective. Students will examine specific development projects and determine which development processes apply to each.

Topics: The role of each member of a development team; entitlements; key terms in construction and lease contract negotiations; market research techniques; development budget preparation; financial analysis and project financing; and design and operating guidelines for major property types.

Typically offered in September, January and April


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Prerequisite:  RE 107 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis (recommended)

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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