Real Estate Development Graduate Certificates

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The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Degree is offered both in-person and through The University of Arizona Online. It comprises three certificates plus RED 698 Professional Project for Real Estate Development, a three-credit capstone course. Each certificate may also be completed independently, allowing students to advance their education at their own pace. View the MRED curriculum sheet for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Analysis: centers on the fundamentals of real estate development and the processes by which public and private sector decisions are made. Students will understand the historical development of real estate markets and the associated impacts on risk and return.

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Finance: centers on the fundamentals finance in real estate development. Students will examine the capital markets and factors that shape the flow of funds into real estate investments.

Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development Practice: presents the fundamentals of real estate development implementation through an in‐depth analysis of development projects from project conception to final proposals. Students will be exposed to construction methods and project management within the development process, and the tools and methods utilized in the public and private sectors.

RED 698 Professional Project for Real Estate Developmentprovides an opportunity for MRED students to engage in a culminating experience involving a substantive project which demonstrates a synthesis of learning including a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline, its methods, and processes. The student will work under the direction of a faculty member in conjunction with members of the real estate community to identify a project, conduct analysis and synthesis, and prepare a final report and presentation.

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