Course Detail

Fundamentals of Market Analysis RE113

Tuition: $725
Dates: 4/3/18 - 5/22/18
Location: CGS-Coll of Gen Studies (871 Comm Ave) Boston, MA
Room Number: 313
Instructor: Price
Meeting Times:
  • Tues. Apr 03, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. Apr 10, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. Apr 17, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. Apr 24, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. May 01, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. May 08, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. May 15, 2018  6-8:30 PM
  • Tues. May 22, 2018  6-8:30 PM

Course Description

This is an introductory course for real estate professionals who want to learn how to prepare or understand market analyses. Participants will be taught the general requirements and data sources necessary to conduct a market study and how this influences the acquisition, financing and development decision-making process. Guest speakers from various industry sectors will provide their insights on relevant and current topics. Case studies will be utilized, and a local market study will be prepared as part of the course. Sophisticated quantitative analysis is not required.

Topics: Elements of a market study; finding and utilizing data; critical differences in market studies between industry sectors; market study utilization and requirements from the lender, broker and investor/developer perspectives; specific discussions on residential, mixed use, retail, and office projects; and how market information is utilized to create a successful project.

Scheduling Details

  • Offered in January and April. Fall dates are TBD.

Textbooks and Class Materials

  • Real Estate Market Analysis, 2nd 09 (IPG), ISBN 9780874201369 OPTIONAL

    HBS Case Study
  • 898-194 - "Winthrop Park Development" REQUIRED

    HBS Case Study
  • 813-182 - "Pinckney Street" REQUIRED

Please note that prices are subject to change.