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Courses - Fall 2018
RDEV
Real Estate Development
RDEV250
People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Also offered as: ARCH271.
Credit only granted for: ARCH271 or RDEV250.
An introduction to building communities, commonly referred to as real estate development and involving multiple professions and disciplines, including Architecture and Urban Design, Community Planning, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Law, Finance and Accounting, that have to come together to build more sustainable places for the future by emphasizing the quadruple bottom line of: (1) financial viability, (2)environmental sensitivity, (3) social/cultural responsibility and (4) sustainable design. The course will provide students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and processes of these disciplines and examine the intersections between them. Students will learn through field studies, lecture, discussion, presentations and interactions with multiple professionals
RDEV270
(Perm Req)
Tax and Accounting for Real Estate Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development; and must not be in a major in the Robert H. Smith School of Business; and must not have completed BMGT210, BMGT220, or BMGT221.
An understanding of key tax and accounting principles and how they impact real estate development for students in the minor in real estate development is the purpose of this course. This course is geared for science, arts and humanities students who otherwise in their major would not take an accounting course as part of their major.
RDEV350
(Perm Req)
Real Estate Development: Introduction to Principles, Process, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: RDEV250 or ARCH271.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in the RDEV Minor; and permission of ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation.
Credit only granted for: RDEV150 or RDEV350.
Formerly: RDEV150.
An introduction to the basic principles of real estate development: How real estate and communities get built and how value is created. The emphasis is on entrepreneurship and an experiential learning approach to the entrepreneurial real estate development process, principles, and practice.
RDEV450
(Perm Req)
Foundations of Real Estate Finance and Investment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed RDEV270 or an approved accounting course with a grade of C- or better; and minimum grade of C- in RDEV350.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in RDEV Minor; and permission of ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation.
Real Estate Finance and Investment addresses how real estate value is established, the fundamental foundations of the time value of money, as well as more real estate specific applications of return on investment, net operating income, the components of a real estate sources and uses statement, sources of real estate equity and debt financing, commonly used debt ratios and equity returns in real estate, as well as concepts of sensitivity analysis and exit strategies.
RDEV600
(Perm Req)
Principles and Practice of Real Property Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688T or RDEV600.
Formerly: RDEV688T.
An introduction to basic principles of real estate development: How real estate and communities get built and how value is created. The emphasis is on entrepreneurship and an experiential learning approach to the entrepreneurial real estate development process, principles, and practice.
RDEV603
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Real Property Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of the Department.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688Z, RDEV689V, or RDEV603.
Formerly: RDEV688Z and RDEV689V.
Introduction to Real Property Finance addresses how real estate value is established, the fundamental foundations of the time value of money, as well as more real estate specific applications of return on investment, net operating income, the components of a real estate sources and uses statement, sources of real estate equity and debt financing, commonly used debt ratios and equity returns in real estate, as well as concepts of sensitivity analysis and exit strategies.
RDEV605
(Perm Req)
Tax and Accounting for Real Property Developers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688K or RDEV605.
Formerly: RDEV688K.
This course is designed to familiarize students with taxation and accounting as it pertains to real estate development.
RDEV620
(Perm Req)
Market Analysis for Real Property Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV689M or RDEV620.
Formerly: RDEV689M.
Designed to introduce and familiarize students with completing market analysis for real property projects. Includes a broad range of land uses including for-rent and for-sale residential, retail, office, and hospitality. Covers all aspects of completing a market analysis from the site visit to recommendations, and all the steps in-between. Examines how various real estate practitioners, such as developers, builders, investors, landowners, and public officials, utilize market studies.
RDEV630
(Perm Req)
Real Property Finance and Investment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV630, RDEV688B, or URSP664.
Formerly: RDEV688B.
This course is designed to introduce students who have experience in real estate finance or have taken an introductory course in real estate finance and investment to move to this intermediate course that addresses foundational concepts of commercial real estate finance and the measures used in analyzing and evaluating real estate projects. Quantitative analysis and financial modeling comprise the main focus.
RDEV635
(Perm Req)
Capital Markets and Real Estate Investments for Developers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: RDEV630, URSP664, or RDEV688.
Restriction: Must be in Real Estate Development (Master's) program; or permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV635 or RDEV688F.
Formerly: RDEV688F.
An advanced course in real estate finance focusing on capital markets and complex financing mechanism in the public and private markets for raising capital for development of public, private and public/private projects.
RDEV640
(Perm Req)
Principles of Urban Design for Real Property Developers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688J or RDEV640.
Formerly: RDEV688J.
Introduces students to the design issues associated with development of the basic real property asset classes (office, retail, and residential) and the context driven forces that shape these different development types. Also introduces non-design students to the principles of visual literacy and the capacity of different property to support development in the effort to enhance a community.
RDEV660
(Perm Req)
Commercial Leasing for Real Property Developers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688L or RDEV660.
Formerly: RDEV688L.
Provides students with a hands-on look at commercial and real estate leases, lease provisions, and current market activity, a key factor in determining when and whether to proceed with developing a commercial property.
RDEV670
(Perm Req)
Negotiating Agreements & Resolving Conflicts when Developing Real Property
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688E or RDEV670.
Formerly: RDEV688E.
Designed to develop students' negotiation and leadership skills for managing differences between individuals and groups while in the process of developing and operating real property. Includes a blend of skill-building exercises and theory discussions about the behavior of individuals to understand negotiation dynamics.
RDEV688C
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Real Estate Development; Writing Case Studies in Real Estate Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
RDEV689B
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Affordable Housing Principles
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
RDEV689W
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Essential Elements of Developing Hospitality Properties
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
RDEV689Y
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Guided Real Estate Development Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
RDEV690
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project: Real Property Feasibility Study
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 7 RDEV courses.
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688I or RDEV690.
Formerly: RDEV688I.
The capstone course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply acquired classroom knowledge to real world conditions. Each student in the class will work separately to create a development proposal and feasibility study for an assigned property. For students doing a feasibility study of a development the study will address at least market analysis, entitlement process, construction, and financing for the project.