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Section Title Instructor Max Status CU Qtr Meeting Location
ARCH768402/REAL321402/REAL821402 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT Feldman, Alan 23 O 1.00 M 3:00PM - 6:00PM JMHH F65


Course Title: Real Estate Development

Enrollment: 21 / 23 (Enrollment as of 7 AM this morning / Maximum Enrollment)

Prerequisites: REAL 721 OR FNCE 721. The prerequisite is STRICTLY enforced for this class unless it is undersubscribed.

Description: This course evaluates "ground-up" development as well as re-hab, re-development, and acquisition investments. We examine raw and developed land and the similarities and differences of traditional real estate product types including office, R & D, retail, warehouses, single family and multi-family residential, mixed use, and land as well as "specialty" uses like golf courses, assisted living, and fractional share ownership. Emphasis is on concise analysis and decision making. We discuss the development process with topics including market analysis, site acquisition, due diligence, zoning, entitlements, approvals, site planning, building design, construction, financing, leasing, and ongoing management and disposition. Special topics like workouts and running a development company are also discussed. Course lessons apply to all markets but the class discusses U.S. markets only. Throughout the course, we focus on risk management and leadership issues. Numerous guest lecturers who are leaders in the real estate industry participate in the learning process. Format: predominately case analysis and discussion, some lectures, project visits.

Departmental Website: https://real-estate.wharton.upenn.edu/

Registration: Registration for most MBA electives is handled through the MBA Course Match. For questions about core courses or MBA electives that don't appear in Course Match please contact the MBA Program Office. Non-MBAs interested in graduate classes must work through the academic department and the MBA Program Office.

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Term (# Sections) Evaluated Instructor Instructor Quality Course Quality Ability to Communicate Subject Matter Ability to Stimulate Interest Instructor Accessibility Value of Assigned Readings Amount Learned Difficulty Amount of Work Required Recommend to Major? Recommend to Non-Major?
2017C (1) Feldman, Alan 3.36 3.18 3.33 3.19 3.10 2.75 3.10 2.71 2.90 3.38 2.14
2018A (1) Nakahara, Asuka 3.63 3.54 3.53 3.56 3.18 3.25 3.56 3.89 3.93 3.64 2.38
2 -na- 3.50 3.36 3.43 3.38 3.14 3.00 3.33 3.30 3.42 3.51 2.26
There is no Supplmental evaluation data for this course.