Course Detail

Overview of the Real Estate Development Process RE106

Tuition: $725
Dates: 9/21/17 - 11/9/17
Location: Charles River Campus Boston, MA
Room Number: TBD
Instructor: Anderson
Meeting Times:
  • Thurs. Sep 21, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Sep 28, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Oct 05, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Oct 12, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Oct 19, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Oct 26, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Nov 02, 2017  6-8:30 PM
  • Thurs. Nov 09, 2017  6-8:30 PM

Course Description

This course provides a practical overview of the real estate development process and the tools to carefully analyze a development or redevelopment project from a return and risk management perspective. Students will examine specific development projects and determine which development processes apply to each.

Topics: The role of each member of a development team; entitlements; key terms in construction and lease contract negotiations; market research techniques; development budget preparation; financial analysis and project financing; and design and operating guidelines for major property types.


Fundamentals of Investment Analysis (RE 107) or equivalent experience with discounted cash flow analysis.

Scheduling Details

  • Offered in September, January, April

Textbooks and Class Materials

  • The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide to Decision Making & Investment (1999), Poorvu & Cruikshank ISBN-13: 978-0-6-8485550-9 OPTIONAL

    HBS Case Study
  • 381-081: “Savannah West” REQUIRED

    HBS Case Study
  • 396-001: “503 Cricket Road” REQUIRED

    HBS Case Study
  • 391-021: “Regency Plaza” REQUIRED

Please note that prices are subject to change.