Real Estate Principles and Development

Real Estate Principles and Development
Principles of real estate investments, emphasizing mortgage instruments and development of property from raw land to residential and commercial properties.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesACC 200 & CFM 311
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining CFM 426
Course Outcomes

Real Estate Finance

Understand the principles of real estate finance and rate-of-return concepts in order to evaluate real estate investment opportunities.

Real Estate Investments

Understand market research, entitlement processes and the acquisition of land and development of real estate projects. Students will also be able to analyze and evaluate the risk of real estate investments.

Real Estate Practices

Understand the fundamental vocabulary, principles and concepts of modern real estate practice, including agency relationships, brokerage, forms of ownership, legal interests in real estate, title records, property management, land-use controls, fair housing issues, environmental issues, and other critical issues affecting modern real estate.


Assessment of these learning outcomes will be completed by having students read selected materials, including professional journals and real estate texts; by having students work together in groups to solve development problems; by having students complete several writing assignments; and by having students evaluated throughout the semester with quizzes and exams.