11.303J / 4.254J
Real Estate Development Studio: Complex Urban Projects

Focuses on the process of synthesizing projects for the real estate development industry, including the integration of finance and marketing with physical programming and design. Interdisciplinary student teams analyze how to maximize value in large-scale, mixed use projects and then prepare professional development proposals. Reviews contemporary practice in residential and commercial development, as well as innovative new real estate products, to provide a foundation for project work. Projects are interspersed with lectures, field trips, and short sketch exercises. Integrates skills and knowledge in the MSRED program; also open to other students interested in real estate development. Prerequisites: permission of instructor