Graduate Certificate in Walkable Urban Real Estate Development

Walkable urban real estate development and place management is the future of the real estate industry. Metropolitan Washington, D.C. has more examples of walkable urbanism than any other region in the country. The Graduate Certificate in Walkable Urban Real Estate Development addresses the emerging approach to the development, strategy, and management of these mixed-use, walkable places. Students will gain knowledge, insight, and skills needed to handle the unique challenges of 21st century real estate development and place management.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all required and elective credits from the course options listed below
  • Completion of the certificate with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above

In addition, students should be aware of the following course application limitations:

  • Courses taken by non-degree students are not eligible to be applied towards certificates.
  • Students may only apply a course to two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may be applied to both the MBA and the graduate certificate, but that course cannot subsequently be applied to any other degree or certificate requirements).
  • Students who choose to enroll in two graduate certificates may only "double count" up to six credits between the two certificates; all remaining requirements (typically, 18 credits for two certificates) must be unique to each certificate.


Required • 3 Credits

  • FINA 6290 | Special Topics: Walkable Urban Development

Electives • 9 Credits

One of the following four courses:

  • FINA 6240 | Real Estate Development
  • FINA 6290 | Special Topics: Strategic Planning for Real Estate Companies
  • FINA 6290 | Special Topics: Foundations in Real Estate Law
  • PSUS 6204 | Real Estate Law

One of the following two courses:

  • FINA 6241 | Financing Real Estate Development
  • FINA 6242 | Real Estate Valuation and Investment

One of the following two courses:

  • PSUS 6202 | Economics of Sustainable Communities*
  • PSUS 6235 | Urban and Regional Economics*

*Please note: these courses are only offered on the Arlington campus.