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Real Estate and Construction Diploma in Small and Medium Real Estate Development Process

Commercial, mixed-use, and residential real estate development enterprises offer some of the largest potential profits in the real estate industry. Given the interdisciplinary, high-stakes nature of development projects, career and entrepreneurial opportunities generated by these projects can be both eclectic and highly rewarding. Real estate development professionals are the individuals who envision, coordinate, and orchestrate projects. Since real estate development is such a multifaceted process, it encompasses a range of activities, including site acquisition, market and feasibility analysis, financing, zoning, design and construction, asset management, and sales. Given this complexity, a mix of specialized analytical, financial, marketing, interpersonal, and organizational skills are needed to succeed in the business.

The Diploma in Small and Medium Real Estate Development Process provides individuals with the specialized skills to enter or advance in this industry and to bring a project from concept to reality. This diploma program provides an understanding of the phases, issues, and complexities that come into play in the development of real estate.

This diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete six courses—five required and one elective—within two years. Click on the courses below for course sections and times.

If you need additional advisement, please email the program office at sps.realestate@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of the phases of real estate development, including site and entitlement concerns
  • The ability to perform marketability and feasibility analyses
  • The skills to identify and select project financing options
  • An understanding of professional services and construction contracts, tenant contracts, and insurance
  • The ability to manage the project delivery phase of the real estate development project

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Real Estate Development Phases and Entitlement Process

Learn the fundamental phases of real estate development for various property types.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Zoning, Land Use, and Development Planning

Examine land use and environmental regulations that affect real estate development, and identify the opportunities they create.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Real Estate Market and Feasibility Analysis

Learn fundamental real estate market analysis principles and techniques to make better-informed development and investment decisions.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Real Estate Development Project Finance

Examine the real estate development finance process for new building projects and for renovations.

2018 Spring
1 section

Construction Management for Real Estate Developers

Explore and discuss the construction management techniques used by successful owners and developers of multifamily and commercial projects.

2018 Spring
1 section

ELECTIVE

Complete 1

Affordable Housing Finance and Development

Examine the world of affordable housing and the many programs in this category available to developers and investors.

2018 Spring
1 section

Hotel Real Estate Development

Gain an understanding of the hotel product as a real estate investment.

2018 Spring
1 section

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree

Real Estate Development Phases and Entitlement Process

Learn the fundamental phases of real estate development for various property types.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Zoning, Land Use, and Development Planning

Examine land use and environmental regulations that affect real estate development, and identify the opportunities they create.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Real Estate Market and Feasibility Analysis

Learn fundamental real estate market analysis principles and techniques to make better-informed development and investment decisions.

2018 Spring
2 sections

Real Estate Development Project Finance

Examine the real estate development finance process for new building projects and for renovations.

2018 Spring
1 section

Construction Management for Real Estate Developers

Explore and discuss the construction management techniques used by successful owners and developers of multifamily and commercial projects.

2018 Spring
1 section

Affordable Housing Finance and Development

Examine the world of affordable housing and the many programs in this category available to developers and investors.

2018 Spring
1 section

Hotel Real Estate Development

Gain an understanding of the hotel product as a real estate investment.

2018 Spring
1 section