Real estate developers apply the principles of planning and design to create new projects in a variety of market sectors. This challenging field requires the developer to identify opportunities, analyze project financial feasibility, and implement projects from design through occupancy. The Real Estate Development Certificate introduces students to the fundamental concepts and skills needed to participate in this field. Students may also select courses in historic preservation, sustainable design or community development to focus their studies and be more knowledgeable in specific real estate markets.
Enrollment in the Real Estate Development Certificate* requires the submission of the Certificate Application Form to Continuing Education in the Registrar's Office. For additional information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617.585.0135.
Certificate students must begin academic coursework in the program within two academic semesters of submitting the enrollment materials.
*An undergraduate degree is recommended, but not required for enrollment in the certificate program. Courses in this program are taught at the graduate-level.
The Real Estate Development Certificate program requires the completion of 9 credits – 4.5 credits of required courses and 4.5 credits of elective courses. It is highly recommended that students begin with one or both of the required courses before moving on to the elective courses.
Real Estate Development Certificate students take the same courses as students in the Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Development program.
Required Courses / 4.5 Credits
- REA3012 Land Use Planning, Zoning and Regulatory**, 1.5 credits
- REA3013 Real Estate Finance**, 3 credits
**Highly recommended as first course(s).
Elective Courses / 4.5 Credits
- REA3011 Introduction to Real Estate Development, 1.5 credits
- REA3014 Real Estate Technologies, 1.5 credits
- REA3015 Leadership and Entrepreneurism, 3 credits
- REA3016 Real Estate Development Studio, 3 credits
- REA3019 Introduction to Community Development, 1.5 credits
- DME2073 Visual Communication, 1.5 credits
- HSP3001 Historic Preservation Philosophy and Practice, 3 credits
- HSP3015 Historic Preservation Law and Planning, 3 credits
- HSP2017 Adaptive Reuse and the Real Estate Development Process, 1.5 credits
- HSP2010 Cultural Heritage Tourism and Placemaking, 1.5 credits
- SUS2013 Multiple Urbanisms: Divergence or Synergy, 1.5 credits
- SUS2014 Sustainable Design and Preservation, 1.5 credits
- SUS2025 Greening Existing Buildings, 1.5 credits
- SUS2026 Greening the City, 1.5 credits
- SUS2029 Green Practice: Energy and Air Quality Principles, 1.5 credits
- SUS2030 Materials, Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality, 1.5 credits
- SUS2035 Sustainable Communities: Land Use, Transportation, and Planning, 1.5 credits
Courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. Visit Continuing Education Courses for current offerings.