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. So it is natural that GW’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis offers a graduate certificate in this emerging approach to development as well as the strategy and management of these places.

This graduate certificate is intended to provide the necessary skills, insights and connections for future career opportunities in mixed-use, walkable urban development and place management. The certificate provides future employers with the confidence that you are equipped to take on the unique challenges of 21st century real estate and place management.

Certificate Requirements

  • Completion of all credits of the coursework listed below
  • Achievement of at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of completion

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

  • Courses taken as a non-degree student are not eligible to be applied towards the certificate.
  • Students may only apply a course towards two program requirements (for example, MBAD 6224 may only be applied towards the MBA and one graduate certificate; the course cannot be applied towards the requirements of any other degree or certificate program beyond the two programs).
  • Students who opt to complete two graduate certificates may only double count up to six credits between the two. 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 4 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 2 courses:

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

One of the following 2 courses:

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



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