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BSLW 1145 Real Estate Development (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is focused on what real estate development is and what it means to be a real estate developer. Students will gain an understanding of the process of real estate development, including design and construction; how developers engage with the public sector and the surrounding community to obtain approval for a development; how projects are financed; and, other important elements that contribute to completing successful real estate projects. Also learn about the legal aspects of developments; the ways that development is a catalyst for neighborhood improvement and local economic growth; and, trends in sustainable development.


Instructor(s): Edward Chazen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course employs various teaching and learning methods: class lectures; videos of interviews with experts and about illustrative projects; case study discussion; guest lectures; team-based virtual tours of Boston neighborhoods that have been transformed by large-scale real estate development; and, a capstone project of teams preparing a development plan for an actual site in the Boston areas.


Last Updated: 27-Oct-15