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The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania is provided real estate concentration for MBA students and this concentration is made of 3 required credit units and two electives.

3 required credit units

REAL 721 / FNCE 721 Real Estate Investment: Analysis and Financing
REAL 804 / LGST 804 Real Estate Law
REAL 821 Real Estate Development (The above two are prerequisites for this course)

Two C.U.S selected from the following :

REAL 724 Urban Real Estate Economics
REAL 730 / FNCE 730 Urban Fiscal Policy
REAL 772 / BPUB 772 Urban Public Policy and Private Economic Development
REAL 840 Advanced Real Estate Investment and Analysis
REAL 890* International Real Estate Comparisons
REAL 891* Real Estate Entrepreneurship
REAL 899 Independent Study
REAL 899 Seevak Student Research Competition

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS of above Real Estate
REAL721 - Real Estate Investment: Analysis and Financing
This course provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and real estate capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital markets tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two mid-terms, (depending on instructor). Cross-listed with FNCE 721.

Prerequisites: FNCE 601

Other Information: Lecture with discussion required.

Other Information: WEMBA COURSE

REAL724 - Urban Real Estate Economics
Urban Real Estate Economics uses economic concepts to analyze real estate markets, values, and trends. The course focuses on market dynamics in the U.S. and internationally, with an emphasis on how urban growth and local and federal government policies impact urban development and real estate pricing. A group development project gives hands on experience, and invited guest speakers bring industry knowledge. Besides the group project and presentation, problem sets are required along with a midterm and optional second exam.

Prerequisites: MGEC 621, Managerial Economics

Other Information: Lecture.

REAL730 - Urban Fiscal Policy
The purpose of this course is to examine the financing of governments in the urban economy. Topics to be covered include the causes and consequences of the urban fiscal crisis, the design of optimal tax and spending policies for local governments, funding of public infrastructures and the workings of the municipal bond market, privatization of government services, and public financial systems for emerging economies. Applications include analyses of recent fiscal crises, local services and taxes as important determinants of real estate prices, the infrastructure crises, financing and the provision of public education, and fiscal constitutions for new democracies using South Africa as an example.

Prerequisites: MGEC 621

Other Information: Lecture, discussion.

REAL772 - Urban Public Policy & Private Economic Development
This course considers the pervasive interactions between real estate developers and government. Governments influence real estate development in many ways: through zoning laws, taxes, public expenditures, impact fees, infrastructure, building codes, environmental regulations, to name just a few. Much of the time in the course is spent understanding the effect on residential and commercial real estate development of these government interventions. There are lectures, student led discussions, special lectures by private developers and policy officials. Cross-listed with BPUB 772.

Prerequisites: Microeconomics class with a grade of B or better.

Other Information: Lectures, student-led discussions, and special lectures by private developers and policy officials.

REAL804 - Real Estate Law
This course examines the fundamentals of real estate finance and development from a legal perspective. The course serves as a foundation course for real estate majors and provides an introduction to real estate for other students. It attempts to develop skills in using legal concepts in a real estate transactional setting. The course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in accounting, real estate development, real estate finance, city planning, or banking. The main topics covered may include the following: land acquisition, finance; choice of entity; tax aspects; management (leasing, environmental); disposition of real property (sale of mortgaged property, foreclosures, wraparound mortgages, sale-leasebacks); and recent legal developments. Format: Although some of the material is presented by lecture, the instructor expects considerable class participation. Cross- listed with LGST 804.

Other Information: Although some of the material is presented by lecture, the instructor expects considerable class participation.

REAL821 - Real Estate Development
This course evaluates "ground-up" development as well as re-hab, re-development, and acquisition investments. We examine raw and developed land and the similarities and differences of traditional real estate product types including office, R & D, retail, warehouses, single family and multi-family residential, mixed use, and land as well as "specialty" uses like golf courses, assisted living, and fractional share ownership. Emphasis is on concise analysis and decision making. We discuss the development process with topics including market analysis, site acquisition, due diligence, zoning, entitlements, approvals, site planning, building design, construction, financing, leasing, and ongoing management and disposition. Special topics like workouts and running a development company are also discussed. Throughout the course, we focus on risk management and leadership issues. Numerous guest lecturers who are leaders in the real estate industry participate in the learning process. Format: predominately case analysis and discussion, some lectures, project visits.

Prerequisites: REAL/FNCE 721 & REAL/LGST 804

Other Information: Predominately case analysis, discussion, some lectures, and project visits.

REAL840 - Advanced Real Estate Investment and Analysis
This course, is designed for majors in Real Estate, but is also open to finance-oriented students who wish a deeper analysis of real estate investment and investment analysis issues than that offered in REAL/FNCE 721. The class will contain a mixture of lectures, guest speakers and case discussions. Academic research is paired with recent industry analysis of key issues in order to marry sound theory and empirical results with current events and practices. Several classes will include lectures outlining what economics and finance tell us about a number of topics. Generally, these will be followed by guest lectures from industry professionals who will focus on a specific application of the principles introduced in the lectures. Format: Lecture, industry speakers.

Prerequisites: REAL/FNCE721

REAL890 - International Real Estate Comparisons
As a truly non-U.S. focused course, we explore the world of cross-border real estate development and investment, with a focus on fast growing emerging market economies. We examine the rational for international real estate investing and its challenges-including demographic, economic, transparency, taxation, subsidy, legal and political issues, the strategies of composing an international real estate portfolio, the macro and micro factors that will determine the performance of the investment, and the different investment formats suited to different international settings. International cases presented by practitioners are an integral part of the course. Cases have been selected to cover different types of real estate developments: residential, office, retail, hospitality, and logistics-important emerging market countries/continents, (East/South Asia, Latin America, Russia, SSAfrica) and different investment strategies.

Other Information: This class is offered in the second half of the semester.

REAL891 - Real Estate Entrepreneurship
What makes a successful entrepreneur in the real estate industry? This half semester mini-course exposes undergraduates and MBA students to this question in the context of real estate opportunities past and present: equity investments, debt investments and real estate operating companies. The topics require the evaluation of entrepreneurial opportunities, structures, investment decision-making, and risks which are present in commercial real estate markets. This course requires a strong understanding of core business topics, especially: entrepreneurship, finance, management and real estate. No formal prerequisites or past experience are required but will prove helpful. This course focuses on identifying real world opportunities, developing concepts, identifying and mitigating risks, raising capital and exiting investments.

The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions, and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs.

Other Information: The course consists of lectures by the professor, case discussions, and guest lectures by leading entrepreneurs. Offered in the first half of the semester.

REAL899 - Independent Study
All independent studies must be arranged and approved by a Real Estate Department faculty member with the exception of the Seevak Research Competition. Seevak Student Research Seminar: This class meets in the Spring s analyze how to conduct research in the real estate market, where how to critique research, how to frame research questions, how to business research report, how to present a business research repo are provided each year. For further information regarding the An Research Competition see the Real

The Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
1400 Steinberg-Deitrich Hall
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

Phone: (215) 898-9687

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