|This course is designed to familiarize students with real estate equity investments - primarily from the perspective of institutional investors (e.g., pension funds, private equity, REITs, life insurance companies, etc.) with allocations to "core" property types. Accordingly, much of the course's emphasis will be placed on various types of financial modeling used by these investors to evaluate their real estate investments. The course will also emphasize the multi-disciplinary setting (e.g., accounting, business law, economics, finance, mathematics and statistics) in which real estate operates. Given the dynamic nature of the real estate markets, the course notes, the pace of the class, the nature of exams, etc. should be expected to be somewhat fluid.|
|Based on class participation, cases, midterm and final exam.|
|None. However, it is recommended that you have taken Business 33001 (Microeconomics) and 35000 (Investments). In any event, students are expected to have a working knowledge of Excel and a familiarity with finance, accounting and statistics. Students should not be averse to analytical thinking and quantitative analysis - most real estate practitioners are "numbers junkies."|
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|Sample questions available to registered students in course Chalk site.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 07/2012
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