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Courses - Spring 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
RDEV350
(Perm Req)
Real Estate Development: Introduction to Principles, Process, and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RDEV250.
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
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 or be concurrently enrolled in RDEV250. And RDEV270; or an approved accounting course. And must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RDEV350.
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
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.
RDEV472
(Perm Req)
Real Estate Development: Past and Future
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Additional information: There will be at least three site visits outside standard class hours on Saturdays which will be announced at the first class period as the class will be very interactive and engage with working professionals under the guidance of the instructor. The course will be a very hands on experience addressing the tradeoffs for public officials, citizens and real estate professionals in developing the cities of the future.
Planning and Developing the places where we live, work, play and worship is both a business and a community exercise through a collaborative process typically called planning with the outcome we see in the cities, towns and communities all around us. Planned Cities and the complex collaborative public private process that undergirds real estate development will be at the heart of this elective. Students will research, visit and report on planned cities in the region, such as Historic St. Mary's City -- the first planned city in American--and others such as Greenbelt, Columbia and Kentlands. With those past efforts and outcomes in view, students will and engage in the collaborative process of planning a city of the future, engaging with professionals in the fields of finance, law, valuation, design, planning as well as public officials engaged in the process of entitling the real estate development process presently and into the future.
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.
RDEV610
(Perm Req)
Real Property Development Law and Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688A or RDEV610.
Formerly: RDEV688A.
Presents foundational knowledge about real property, contracts, administrative and constitutional law, and ethical principals and reasoning skills.
RDEV615
(Perm Req)
Principles, Process and Politics of Planning for Real Property Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV688G or RDEV615.
Formerly: RDEV688G.
Designed to introduce and familiarize students with planning and zoning and the associated processes and requirements that impact the real property development process and products. It will look at the roles the community and politics play in shaping the built environment and the development process.
RDEV630
(Perm Req)
Real Property Finance and Investment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
RDEV650
(Perm Req)
Essentials of Design and Construction Management for Development Professionals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Real Estate Development (Master's) program; or permission of ARCH-Real Estate Development.
Credit only granted for: RDEV650 or RDEV688C.
Formerly: RDEV688C.
Essential terminology, process and substantative knowledge needed by development professionals to effectively move a project through the design and construction process; includes environmental and ethical considerations throughout the process.
RDEV689D
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Affordable Housing Asset Managment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
RDEV689F
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Advanced Real Estate Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
RDEV689I
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Design and Development Competition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
RDEV689R
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Retail Real Estate Development and Asset Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
RDEV689Y
(Perm Req)
Current Topics in Real Estate Development; Guided Real Estate Development Project
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of 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.