279A - Cases in Real Estate Investments

Faculty: Sussman, E.

The primary goal of the course is to develop an understanding of the principal issues involved in real estate investment and finance. Topics covered will include: real estate financial analysis and valuation in a variety of contexts (single and multi-family residential, commercial/industrial, shopping center, and hotel properties); diversification of real estate assets in a portfolio; real estate taxation, including 1031 transactions; real estate law; the development process; securitization of real estate (including REITs) and other means of financing real property ownership and investment; leasing; work-outs of troubled properties.

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