Real Property Development Minor
Real estate development has been described as the financial engine by which the built environment is created and modified. If you wish to facilitate communities, which are more interesting, more sustainable, or better address social issues you need to understand how the development processes operate. The developer, working with many other professionals, makes and remakes our urban and suburban landscapes. The process of real property development touches all aspects of environmental design and the built environment. The minor focuses on understanding the process of real estate development and the role of private and public developers. You will acquire skills in financial analysis of projects, an understanding of how landuse law works, how site and environmental design are used to enhance and improve the built environment and knowledge of how projects are managed during the construction phase. You will learn how the private or public developer starts out with an idea and evaluates its feasibility. You will be introduced to how developers work with other professionals, such as lenders, architects, landscape architects, engineers, city planners, environmental specialists, community leaders, builders, and public agencies to make their ideas become a reality. Courses are designed to prepare students for entry level employment with professionals engaged in real estate development. Courses include aspects of practitioners’ real world experiences and knowledge of state-of-the-art practices, techniques, and challenges. Courses in the minor are chosen to help you learn about the economics, environmental design, and regulatory factors, which influence: housing, retail, office, industrial, and commercial sectors. You will gain a clearer understanding of how these processes impact green development, urban infill, place-making, and transit oriented development.
This minor will help any student who is interested in the built environment, and wants to deepen his or her knowledge of how projects get initiated, reviewed for financial feasibility, and move through the development and construction processes. The minor helps expand the types of employment opportunities available to you by making you more competitive in getting internships and in better understanding your own major area of study.
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