Real Estate (RE)

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

RE 611.  Real Estate Finance   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as FIN 611. Covers the institutions and instruments used to finance residential and commercial properties, and provides essential knowledge and skills for students who are interested in careers as commercial bankers, mortgage bankers or analysts or investors in mortgage-related securities. Topics include fixed-rate and alternative mortgage instruments, financial analysis and decision making, residential mortgage underwriting, mortgage market regulations, primary and secondary mortgage market structure and institutions, and mortgage-backed securities. Prerequisites: FIN 340 with a grade of C+ (2.300) or better, junior standing, advanced standing.

RE 614.  Real Estate Appraisal   3 credit hours

Provides in-depth coverage of the methods used to estimate the value of residential and commercial properties. Students learn about the sales-comparison, cost and income-capitalization approaches for appraising real estate. (Note: non Barton School students do not need special permission to enroll in this course.) Prerequisite: junior standing. RE 310 recommended for students with a declared emphasis in real estate.

RE 618.  Real Estate Investment Analysis   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as FIN 618. Covers the tools and techniques used to evaluate the financial profitability of real estate investments, as well as real estate decisions affecting businesses. Students learn about pro forma and discounted cash flow analysis of real estate, the effects of leverage on real estate investments, Federal tax treatment of real estate investments, and disposition and renovation decisions. In addition, topics such as lease-versus-own analysis, sale-leasebacks and other corporate real estate issues are discussed. Prior enrollment in RE 310 recommended for students with a declared emphasis in real estate. Prerequisites: FIN 340 with a grade of C+ (2.300) or better, junior standing, advanced standing.

RE 619.  Urban Land Development   3 credit hours

A hands-on course focusing on the challenges and opportunities associated with real estate development projects. Class time is devoted to analyses of actual development projects, with numerous guest lecturers and field trips. Topics covered include market and feasibility analysis, site selection, development financing, ownership structures and marketing strategies. (Note: non Barton School students do not need special permission to enroll in this course.) Prerequisites: junior standing and RE 310, or admission into either the Master of Public Administration or Master of Business Administration program; students with a declared emphasis in real estate are strongly recommended to take as many other real estate classes as possible before taking RE 619.

RE 690.  Seminar in Selected Topics   1-5 credit hours

Repeatable with departmental consent. Prerequisites: junior standing, advanced standing.

RE 709.  Urban Economics   3 credit hours

Cross-listed as ECON 709 and PADM 709. A survey of the economic structure and problems of urban areas on both the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels. Stresses the application of regional economic analysis in the study of urban areas as economic regions. Prerequisites: for undergraduate students, ECON 201 and 202, junior standing; for graduate students, the equivalent of ECON 201, 202.

RE 750.  Workshop in Real Estate   1-4 credit hours

Prerequisite: junior standing.

RE 890.  Seminar in Special Topics   1-3 credit hours

Repeatable with departmental consent.

RE 891.  Directed Studies   1-5 credit hours

Prerequisite: departmental consent.