Housing Markets & Finance
The dynamics of supply and demand that create the U.S. housing markets. Demographic trends, housing construction and costs, mortgage finance process, and secondary mortgage market.
Real Estate Finance/Securitization
Financial products used to finance real property. Strategies and structures of financial products.
Real Estate Development/Land Use Policy
Real estate development process and practical applications of design, construction, and finance in developing real estate.
Real Estate Investment Strategy
The variety of forms of value creation in global real estate; development, investment management, and strategy. Economic, financial, institutional dynamics that constrain actors and organizations in the real estate business.
Public and private real estate investment trusts.
Real Estate Public Development Finance & Urban Development Politics
The role of local actors in real estate development. The economics and role of government in financing real estate development.
Real Estate Markets and Regulation
Integration of real estate finance and the global capital markets, including regulation of such markets.
Exploring demographic trends and the impact of such trends on real estate markets. Issues such as demand for workforce housing and the expansion of midsized communities.
Social Enterprise and Policy
The economics of education. Determinants of property taxation and expenditure in local public school districts, the impact of teachers on student achievement, and measuring the effectiveness of educational policies such as charter schools and school accountability systems.