REAL ESTATE and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Courses


Real estate-related courses are listed below. These classes are offered at the Harvard GSD, other schools within Harvard University, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You may search and sort the table. Please note that course offerings often change, and new courses may be offered while some regular courses may not be offered each year. Thus, this list is subject to change as well as the availability of courses.

The schools are designated by the following acronyms:

GSD – Harvard Graduate School of Design
HBS – Harvard Business School
HKS – John F. Kennedy School of Government
HLS – Harvard Law School
MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The courses are divided into three broad categories. 
For MDes degree required courses, please see GSD REBE requirements page.

Physical Design & Construction (PHY) – courses related to issues of design, construction, project management, sustainability, and the study of real estate typologies.
Finance & Deal Structuring (FIN) – courses related to financial analysis, capital markets, negotiation, entrepreneurship, leadership, law, and real estate organizations.
Urban Analysis (URB) – courses related to the study of the built environment, urban planning, politics, market analysis, and economics.

 

 

Each course title is linked to its specific website, which provides further detail. Listings are subject to change.

Cross-registration policies, including grade and credit conversions, are available at the GSD registrar.

CategoryCourse TitleSchoolTermTypeInstructor(s) Required
URBAnalytic Methods of Urban Planning: QuantitativeGSDFallModuleHooper
FINReal Estate Finance and DevelopmentGSDFallSemesterPeiserHamilton*
PHYForm + Finance: the Design of Real EstateGSDFallSemesterWangGamble*
PHY Global Leadership in Real Estate and DesignGSDFallSemesterWang
URBReal Estate and City Making in ChinaGSDFallSemesterWang
URBMarket Analysis and Urban EconomicsGSDSprSemesterTorto*
PHYEnvironment, Economics and EnterpriseGSDSprSemesterSamuelsonApeseche
URBHousing and Urbanization in the United StatesGSDFallSemesterStockardMolinsky
URBPublic and Private DevelopmentGSDSprSemesterKayden*
URBLand Use and Environmental LawGSDFallSemesterKayden
PHYBuilding and Leading Real Estate Enterprises and EntrepreneurshipGSDSprModuleApeseche
FINAdvanced Real Estate FinanceGSDSprModulePeiser
PHYField Studies in Real Estate, Planning & Urban DesignGSDFallSemesterPeiser
FINCreating Real Estate Ventures: a Legal PerspectiveGSDSprSemesterHaroz*
FINAffordable and Mixed-Income Housing Development, Finance and ManagementGSDSprSemesterMarchant
FINVenture Capital and Private EquityHBSSprSemesterRhodes-Kropf
FINNegotiationHBSFallSemesterLucaWasynczuk
FINReal Estate in Frontier MarketsHBSSprModuleSegelCharvel
FINReal Estate Private EquityHBSSprSemesterLietz
FINReal PropertyHBSFallSemesterSegel
FINNegotiationHBSSprSemesterBeshearsBrooks
PHYBuilding Cities: Infrastructure and SustainabilityHBSSprModuleMacomber
FINNegotiation AnalysisHKSSprModuleHong
FINNegotiating Across DifferencesHKSFallModuleHong
FINReal Estate Finance and Development Fundamentals for Public and Private ParticipantsHKSFallSemesterMarchant*
URBMarkets and Market Failure with CasesHKSFallSemesterNichols*
FINFinanceHKSFallSemesterDeep
URBPolicy Analysis and Design for Sustainable DevelopmentHKSFallSemesterClark
URBUrban Politics, Planning, and DevelopmentHKSSprSemesterMayne
FINNegotiating Across DifferencesHKSSprModuleHong
URBPolicymaking in Urban SettingsHKSFallSemesterCarras
FINNegotiation AnalysisHKSFallModuleHong
FINAdvanced Risk Management and Infrastructure FinanceHKSFallSemesterDeep
FINPropertyHLSSprSemesterMackGlendon
FINPropertyHLSFallSemesterSingerMann
URBLocal Government LawHLSSprSemesterFrug
FINReal Estate LawHLSSprSemesterMechanic
FINReal Estate EconomicsMITFallSemesterWheaton
PHYTools for Analysis: Design for Real Estate & Infrastructure DevelopmentMITSprModuleGeltnerde Neufville
FINEntrepreneurship in Construction and Real Estate DevelopmentMITFallModuleKennedy
FINLeadership in Real EstateMITFallModuleSchuck
PHYInnovative Project Delivery Methods in the Public & Private SectorsMITSprSemesterGordon
FINReal Estate Finance and InvestmentMITFallSemesterGeltner
FINReal Estate Ventures II: Negotiating Leases, Financings and RestructuringsMITSprSemesterMcGrath
FINReal Estate Ventures I: Negotiating Development-Phase AgreementsMITFallSemesterMcGrath
FINMixed-Income Housing DevelopmentMITFallSemesterRoth
FINMortgage Securitization & Other AssetsMITSprSemesterTorous
FINReal Estate Capital MarketsMITSprSemesterGeltner
PHYReal Estate Development ProductsMITFallSemesterRothFrenchman
URBInternational Housing Economics and FinanceMITSprSemesterSaiz
PHYReal Estate Development Building SystemsMITFallModuleTsipis