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Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Development

Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Development

The Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Development concentrates the BAC’s unique strengths by combining the core principles of real estate development learning with architectural design.  The BAC is committed to tailoring your education to match your individual interests.

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The BAC Difference

Your instructors are leaders in the field, some with over 25 years experience in the field, and bring current perspectives on real estate development practice into the classroom, allowing you to study with working professionals and network across the College to advance your career.

Resources for Students

In the BAC’s MDS-RED program, you will have access to several databases and decision making support software programs including:

  • ARGUS Developer ©
  • ARGUS Enterprise ©
  • CoStar ©

Wide-Ranging Curriculum

You’ll be immersed in a curriculum that includes finance, real estate market analysis, simulated deal making, design, sustainability, and community engagement, as well as a breadth of electives available that allow you to build a concentration in allied fields, such as community development, sustainable design, and adaptive reuse of historic properties. The art and science of structuring the financing of a project are presented in modeling exercises that rely on practicing professionals who support the work of the students in real world simulation exercises.

  • Prepares you to create and develop real property as entrepreneurs or for organizations 
  • Create a project with an entrepreneurial focus and develop a comprehensive proposal that meets the standards of city planning authorities, Zoning Boards of Appeal, and equity and debt financiers
  • Undertake practicum and capstone project(s), as well as potential internships and intersections with private and governmental agencies with ties to the program
  • Participate in real estate development studio
  • Gain direct training in real development decision making while being taught from the owner/developer point of view

Career Options

Real Estate development companies such as REITs, architecture, design and development firms, construction companies, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations are actively hiring experts in this growing field. This cutting-edge program developed by leading professionals emphasizes the distinctive skills necessary for students to succeed and prosper in advanced careers such as:

  • Real Estate Development project manager
  • Real property asset manager
  • Corporate Real Estate manager
  • Real estate investment analyst
  • Marketing/sales in real estate
  • Financial career in real estate lending
  • Appraiser and market studies professional
  • Real estate developer at for-profits or nonprofits
  • Real estate strategist for corporation or other entities
  • Director of real estate for educational institutions or state or local agencies
We need people with strong awareness of the power of design, knowledge of urban planning and the ability to lead teams. The BAC’s Master of Real Estate Development program is uniquely positioned to create this valuable new kind of real estate development professional.

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