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Real Estate and Urban Development

The Real Estate and Urban Development knowledge domain is designed to educate individuals with the analytical tools, data research, and applied problem solving skills they need to become effective real estate professionals. The creative problem solving approach taught in the program provides an acute awareness of the economic, political, and social concerns of the capital provider, developer, the municipality, and the community. An MBA with a knowledge domain in Real Estate and Urban Development provides a context for students to make complex decisions based on in-depth research, competitive market analysis, environmental sensitivity, and financial feasibility. The courses within the Real Estate Knowledge Domain provide a theoretical foundation with practical applications in the field.

Faculty Advisor:

Robert Van Order, rvo@gwu.edu, 202-994-3427

Suggested Coursework

  • FINA 6240: Real Estate Development
  • FINA 6241: Financing Real Estate Development
  • FINA 6242: Problems in Real Estate Valuation
  • FINA 6221: Financial Theory and Corporate Policy
  • FINA 6248: Real Estate Development Cases
  • FINA 6290: Real Estate Law

For students interested in Real Estate it is highly suggested to visit The Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis.

Students also often take courses in Finance, Accountancy, and the Engineering School to supplement their Real Estate coursework. In addition, students focusing in Real Estate should join REIDO, the Real Estate Investment and Development Organization on CampusGroups, the MBA Student Intranet.

Possible Job Titles for MBAs in Real Estate and Urban Development

  • Real Estate Development Analyst
  • Self-employed Real Estate Entrepreneur
  • Director
  • Senior Project Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Commercial Investment Analyst
  • Loan Manager

A Selection of Companies Hiring MBAs in Real Estate and Urban Development

  • AvalonBay Communities
  • First Potomac Realty Trust
  • PNC Bank
  • Wells Fargo
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Frasier Forbes Real Estate
  • Federal Realty Investment Trust
  • Calkain Companies, Inc.
  • Washington Gas