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URP 591 – Financing Real Estate Development


This course provides a survey of the real estate sector of the US economy from the perspective of financial economics. The course will focus on the development of an understanding of factors that influence values of real estate assets. This understanding can be applied to make decisions about developing, acquiring, financing, owning, leasing, managing, and/or disposing of real estate assets. Given the significance of real estate assets to owners, lenders, and users, these decisions have important consequences for individuals, firms, and the economy.  The course will also examine the roles and effects of institutional features of real estate markets, including those related to property rights and other legal aspects, financing, and government policies.


Tue 6:00-9:00pm 2108 A&AB


Peter Smirniotopoulos