2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

Real Estate and Construction Management

Office: Daniels College of Business, Room 380
Mail Code: Daniels College of Business, Room 380, 2101 S. University Blvd. Denver CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-3432
Web Site: https://daniels.du.edu/burns-school/

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

The Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the Daniels College of Business allows you to combine the core competencies across the full spectrum of the built environment. Students will have a sound understanding of the Development and Delivery sides of real estate, property development and integrated project delivery. Our core curriculum includes courses in Real Estate Feasibility, Real Estate Finance, Investment and Appraisal in addition to courses in Project Feasibility, Construction Estimating, Procurement, Project Delivery, Scheduling, and Contract Administration. This holistic, integrated approach adds value in a way that a single discipline perspective cannot, and establishes a firm basis upon which to build a selected area of expertise. It can be completed in one year full time or 18 months part time.

Daniels has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) since 1923.

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment, Executive (Online)

This program mirrors the on campus Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment degree. This Executive program is a flexible, online degree program designed for working professionals with at least eight years of relevant work experience who want to progress in their corporate or entrepreneurial careers in real estate, property development or integrated project delivery. One intensive three-day course in residence may be required in addition to your online studies. The online classes are offered in a synchronous manner one evening per week for a total of 10 weeks. This program can be completed in as little as 18 months or up to five years.

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2018 Priority 1 Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 Priority 2 Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 3 Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 4 Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Final Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 1 Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 2 Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 3 Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Spring 2019 Final Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Online admission application
  • $100 Application Fee
  • University Minimum Degree and GPA Requirements
  • Transcripts: One official transcript from each post-secondary institution.
  • GRE: The GMAT or GRE is required. Scores must be received directly from the appropriate testing agency by the deadline. The GMAT code number for the Real Estate & the Built Environment program is MZR-GT-58. The GRE code number is 4842. The admissions committee will consider GMAT or GRE waiver requests from candidates who meet one of the following standards (on a case-by-case basis):
    • Received an accredited master's degree in a related field.
    • More than 84 months of related professional experience.
    • Successful completion of two real estate & the built environement Graduate Business Certificate courses with a GPA of at least 3.30.
    • DU students that meet the provisions for the Masters Accelerated Admissions Process.
  • Essay: Two required and one optional essay. Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. The essays should communicate what the candidate hopes to achieve at Daniels and in the future and how he/she will contribute to the Daniels community.
    • Required: Briefly discuss your career objectives post-graduate school. How will your professional experience, combined with our degree program, help you to achieve these goals? What are your alternative career paths? (350 words)
    • Required: Respond to one of the following prompts (250 words):
      • My favorite memory is...
      • I’m most afraid of…
      • My greatest challenge has been…
      • I’m most proud of…
    • Optional: Is there anything else that we should know as we evaluate your application? If you feel your credentials and essays represent you fairly, please don’t feel obligated to submit another essay. (250 words).
  • Résumé: Submit a professional résumé that demonstrates the scope of professional experience and educational achievements. Utilize our résumé guidelines for assistance.
  • Other Requirements: Applicants may be contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted on campus or via webcam.

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for the degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (paper-based test): 575
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (internet-based test): 94 (No less than a 20 on any section)
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 7.0 (No less than a 6.0 on any section)
  • Minimum CAE Score: 185 (No less than a 170 on any section)
  • English Conditional Admission Offered: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.
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Read the English Language Proficiency policy for more details.

Read the English Conditional Admission (ECA) policy for more details.

Read the Required Tests for GTA Eligibility policy for more details.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Financial Aid

There are many different options available to finance your education. Most University of Denver graduate students are granted some type of financial support. Our Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you explore your options.

Executive Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2018 Priority 1 Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 Priority 2 Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 3 Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 4 Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Final Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 1 Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 2 Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 3 Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Spring 2019 Final Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Online admission application
  • $100 Application Fee
  • University Minimum Degree and GPA Requirements
  • Transcripts: One official transcript from each post-secondary institution.
  • Essay: Two required and one optional essay. Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. The essays should communicate what the candidate hopes to achieve at Daniels and in the future and how he/she will contribute to the Daniels community.
    • Required: Briefly discuss your career objectives post-graduate school. How will your professional experience, combined with our degree program, help you to achieve these goals? What are your alternative career paths? (350 words)
    • Required: Respond to one of the following prompts (250 words):
      • My favorite memory is...
      • I’m most afraid of…
      • My greatest challenge has been…
      • I’m most proud of…
    • Optional: Is there anything else that we should know as we evaluate your application? If you feel your credentials and essays represent you fairly, please don’t feel obligated to submit another essay. (250 words).
  • Résumé: Submit a professional résumé that demonstrates the scope of professional experience and educational achievements. Utilize our résumé guidelines for assistance.
  • Other Requirements: Applicants may be contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted on campus or via webcam.

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for the degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (paper-based test): 575
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (internet-based test): 94 (No less than a 20 on any section) 
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 7.0 (No less than a 6.0 on any section)
  • Minimum CAE Score: 185 (No less than a 170 on any section)
  • English Conditional Admission Offered: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.
  •  

Read the English Language Proficiency policy for more details.

Read the English Conditional Admission (ECA) policy for more details.

Read the Required Tests for GTA Eligibility policy for more details.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Financial Aid

There are many different options available to finance your education. Most University of Denver graduate students are granted some type of financial support. Our Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you explore your options.

Certificate in Real Estate and The Built Environment

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2018 Priority 1 Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Fall 2018 Priority 2 Deadline: January 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 3 Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Priority 4 Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Fall 2018 Final Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 1 Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 2 Deadline: December 1, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Priority 3 Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Spring 2019 Final Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Admission Requirements

  • Online admission application
  • $100 Application Fee
  • University Minimum Degree and GPA Requirements
  • Transcripts: One official transcript from each post-secondary institution.
  • Essay: Two required and one optional essay. Essays are assessed for clarity, organization, conciseness and grammar. The essays should communicate what the candidate hopes to achieve at Daniels and in the future and how he/she will contribute to the Daniels community.
    • Required: Briefly discuss your career objectives post-graduate school. How will your professional experience, combined with our degree program, help you to achieve these goals? What are your alternative career paths? (350 words)
    • Required: Respond to one of the following prompts (250 words):
      • My favorite memory is...
      • I’m most afraid of…
      • My greatest challenge has been…
      • I’m most proud of…
    • Optional: Is there anything else that we should know as we evaluate your application? If you feel your credentials and essays represent you fairly, please don’t feel obligated to submit another essay. (250 words). 
  • Résumé: Submit a professional résumé that demonstrates the scope of professional experience and educational achievements. Utilize our résumé guidelines for assistance.
  • Other Requirements: Applicants may be contacted by a Daniels representative to schedule the admissions interview, which will be conducted on campus or via webcam.

Additional Standards for Non-Native English Speakers

Official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) are required of all graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship status, whose native language is not English or who have been educated in countries where English is not the native language. The minimum TOEFL/IELTS/CAE test score requirements for the degree program are:

  • Minimum TOEFL Score (paper-based test): 575
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (internet-based test): 94 (No less than a 20 on any section)
  • Minimum IELTS Score: 7.0 (No less than a 6.0 on any section)
  • Minimum CAE Score: 185 (No less than a 170 on any section)
  • English Conditional Admission Offered: No, this program does not offer English Conditional Admission.
  •  

Read the English Language Proficiency policy for more details.

Read the English Conditional Admission (ECA) policy for more details.

Read the Required Tests for GTA Eligibility policy for more details.

Additional Standards for International Applicants

Per Student & Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) regulation, international applicants must meet all standards for admission before an I-20 or DS-2019 is issued, [per U.S. Federal Register: 8 CFR § 214.3(k)] or is academically eligible for admission and is admitted [per 22 C.F.R. §62]. Read the Additional Standards For International Applicants policy for more details.

Financial Aid

There are many different options available to finance your education. Most University of Denver graduate students are granted some type of financial support. Our Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you explore your options.

Master of Science in Real Estate and the Built Environment

Degree Requirements

Recommended Real Estate and the Built Environment Core16
REAL 4000Business of the Built Environment4
REAL 4407Income Property Finance *4
CMGT 4410Construction Building Systems *4
CMGT 4580Strategic Intelligence and Integrated Project Leadership4
Real Estate and the Built Environment Electives32
(Choose a minimum of 8 courses from the following areas.)
Property Development Electives:
REAL 4210Planning, Entitlements, and Public Finance4
REAL 4347Mgmt of Income Properties4
REAL 4467Property Development and Feasibility *4
REAL 4800NAIOP Challenge (Instructor Permission Required)4
CMGT 4438Legal Issues & Risk Management4
CMGT 4490Residential Development4
Real Estate Electives:
REAL 4007Real Estate Financial Analysis *4
REAL 4010Real Estate Capital Markets4
REAL 4140Global Perspectives in Real Estate4
REAL 4337RE Securities/Syn/Entrep4
REAL 4369Real Estate Taxation4
REAL 4400Real Estate Principles and Practices (*)4
REAL 4417Income Property Valuation and Appraisal *4
REAL 4477Income Property Investment *4
REAL 4500Argus Financial Analysis4
REAL 4980Adv Valuation/Report Writing *4
Construction Management Electives:
CMGT 4120Construction Planning and Scheduling4
CMGT 4155Sustainable Development/LEED4
CMGT 4170Construction Accounting and Financial Management4
CMGT 4177Environmental Systems and MEP Coordination4
CMGT 4250Construction Job Site Management4
CMGT 4320Architectural Planning and Design Management4
CMGT 4420Construction Estimating4
CMGT 4480Const Project Management4
Integrated Project Delivery Electives: **
CMGT 4110Preconstruction Integration and Planning4
CMGT 4200Lean Construction Project Management (CMGT 4480 or Prior CM Proj Mgmt Experience)4
CMGT 4230Design Management and Schedule Control4
CMGT 4310Cost Modeling and Trend Management (CMGT 4410 or prior CMGT experience)4
CMGT 4560Relational Constracting and Risk Mitigation4
CMGT 4700Topics in Construction Mgmt1-4
Corporate Real Estate Electives:
REAL 4357Corporate Real Estate & Management

Minimum number of credits required: 48 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN REAL ESTATE AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, EXECUTIVE

Degree Requirements

Recommended Real Estate and the Built Environment Core16
XRCM 4000Business of the Built Environment4
XRCM 4407Income Property Finance *4
XRCM 4410Construction Building Systems *4
XRCM 4580Strategic Intelligence and Integrated Project Leadership4
Real Estate and the Built Environment Electives32
(Choose a minimum of 8 courses from the following areas.)
Property Development Electives:
XRCM 4210Planning, Entitlements, and Public Finance4
XRCM 4347Management - Income Properties4
XRCM 4467Property Development and Feasibility *4
XRCM 4438Legal Issues & Risk Management4
XRCM 4490Residential Development4
Real Estate Electives:
XRCM 4007Real Estate Financial Analysis *4
XRCM 4010Real Estate Capital Markets4
XRCM 4140Global Perspectives in Real Estate4
XRCM 4337RE Securities/Syn/Entrep4
XRCM 4369Real Estate Taxation4
XRCM 4777Real Estate Principles and Practices (*)4
XRCM 4417Income Property Valuation and Appraisal *4
XRCM 4477Income Property Investment *4
XRCM 4702Argus Financial Analysis4
XRCM 4980Adv Valuation/Report Writing *4
Construction Management Electives:
XRCM 4120Construction Planning and Scheduling4
XRCM 4155Sustainable Development/LEED4
XRCM 4177Environmental Systems and MEP Coordination4
XRCM 4250Construction Job Site Management4
XRCM 4320Architectural Planning and Design Management4
XRCM 4420Construction Estimating4
XRCM 4480Construction Project Mgmt4
Integrated Project Delivery Electives: **
XRCM 4110Preconstruction Integration and Planning4
XRCM 4200Lean Const Project Mgmt (XRCM 4480 or Prior CM Proj Mgmt experience)4
XRCM 4230Design Management and Schedule Control4
XRCM 4310Cost Modeling and Trend Management (CMGT 4410 or Prior CM experience)4
XRCM 4560Relational Contracting and Risk Mitigation4
XRCM 4700Topics in RE & Const Mgmt1-4
Corporate Real Estate Electives:
XRCM 4357Corporate Real Estate and Management4

Minimum number of credits required: 48

Construction Management Courses

CMGT 4110 Preconstruction Integration and Planning (4 Credits)

This course examines the role of preconstruction services, team integration, and joint design planning in various Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approaches. Various tools and techniques associated with preconstruction services and design planning from the proposal stage through the design stages of a project are considered.

CMGT 4120 Construction Planning and Scheduling (4 Credits)

Understanding and applying scheduling and control to construction projects is essential to successful construction management. Project scheduling emphasizes network-based schedules, such as critical path management (CPM), network calculations, critical paths, resource scheduling, probabilistic scheduling and computer applications. Project control focuses on goals, flow of information, time and cost control, and change management. Prerequisite: CMGT 4420.

CMGT 4155 Sustainable Development/LEED (4 Credits)

The course includes many case studies of historic and contemporary structures exemplifying various sustainability features. Emphasis is placed on how LEED project certification influences the overall construction project. Topics include LEED certification techniques for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation and design. The following topics are covered from a LEED perspective: ventilation, air conditioning, heating, electrical lighting, energy efficiency, and building control systems. The student studies and analyzes how management and LEED techniques are applied to current construction projects.

CMGT 4170 Construction Accounting and Financial Management (4 Credits)

Construction financing studied from three perspectives: 1) capital requirements for the construction company, 2) cash flow requirements for project administration, and 3) asset acquisition requirements. Cross listed with CMGT 3170.

CMGT 4177 Environmental Systems and MEP Coordination (4 Credits)

A study of electrical and mechanical systems used in the construction of buildings. Course content includes system design, component selection and utilization for energy conservation, cost estimating or systems, coordination and management of installation. Specific systems included are electrical, air conditioning, heating, ventilation and plumbing, fire protection, life safety, communication, power systems and lighting. The course also considers coordination of MEP systems and explores emerging technology and environmental issues related to mechanical and electrical systems in buildings. Cross listed with CMGT 3177 and XRCM 4177.

CMGT 4200 Lean Construction Project Management (4 Credits)

This advanced course focuses on cutting edge lean tools and other productive strategies for the management of people and processes in the construction industry. The tools and strategies presented draw on the very successful Toyota Production System adapted to the construction industry. Lean construction methodologies such as the Last Planner System, the Lean Project Delivery System, and Integrated Project Delivery are discussed. Topics also include sustainability and the emerging interest in "green construction," as well as the use of Building Information Modeling to enhance the development and management of integrated projects. This course also looks at the human element in relation to motivation, safety, and environmental stresses. A number of case studies are presented to highlight best practices in Lean Construction Project Management. Prerequisite: CMGT 4480.

CMGT 4230 Design Management and Schedule Control (4 Credits)

This course examines the various strategies and techniques associated with managing the design delivery process to align with the construction budget and schedule needs in an integrated fashion. Design planning, scheduling, and resource allocation are considered along with design value determination and management of the design-construct interfaces.

CMGT 4250 Construction Job Site Management (4 Credits)

This course addresses how a successful construction project is managed and administered from design through construction to closeout. Emphasis will focus on how to unite the key stakeholders (contractors, architects, engineers, etc.) to provide them with a workable system for operating as an effective project team. The latest technology, laws and regulations associated with contract administration will be presented. Topics pertinent to each stage of a project are introduced and discussed as they occur throughout the life of the project. Numerous real-world examples will be utilized throughout the course. Various electronic project administration tools and techniques will be demonstrated including Building Information Modeling.

CMGT 4310 Cost Modeling and Trend Management (4 Credits)

This course covers various approaches to construction cost estimating at the conceptual stages of planning and design through detailed construction. Students learn parametric estimating techniques and how they are applied to construct and predict reliable budgets at the earliest stages of design. Students build cost models and refine those models with greater detail as design develops through a project. Building information modeling is introduced and used to create massing models to demonstrate design impacts on project costs. Cost trending techniques are presented to manage, monitor and document project performance relative to cost.

CMGT 4320 Architectural Planning and Design Management (4 Credits)

This course introduces students to the significant value that architecture brings to real estate and the built environment and the various services and professions associated with it. Students will be introduced to principles, protocols and the planning process related to the design function and the link between the architect’s vision and the finished physical structure. Students will be introduced to design, thinking, theory and application. Student will learn to read and interpret the various graphical and written construction documents as well as know how they are developed and what information they contain. Architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and civil drawings and specifications are covered. The business model for design services will be explored as well as the unique risks and challenges associated with managing the design throughout the various stages of development and construction.

CMGT 4401 Residential Practicum I (4 Credits)

A three course sequence designed to emphasize the practical application of the theories and concepts of residential development. The courses provide a capstone experience for seniors. Students are expected to apply their knowledge of general business, real estate and construction management practices by forming a student business entity, acquiring land, building and selling a residential property. Students will apply accounting, finance, marketing, real estate and construction management techniques in the development of a single family residence. Cross listed with CMGT 3401.

CMGT 4410 Construction Building Systems (4 Credits)

A survey of residential and commercial construction materials, means, and methods associated with the various structural and architectural systems used to design and construct buildings. Project plans and specifications are incorporated to teach the basic sequencing and overall construction process. The influence of sustainability in construction is introduced. This class will also have an off campus, experiential learning lab associated with it.

CMGT 4420 Construction Estimating (4 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with the theory, principles and techniques of quantity analysis (take-off), labor determinations, overhead and profit analysis. It offers insight into the construction estimating process. The role of the estimator, types of estimating, CSI divisions, bid/contract documents, change order pricing, design/build projects and estimation compilation will be introduced. Discussions regarding the cost/benefit of sustainable materials and typical construction materials will enhance the requisite knowledge of construction estimating. Cross listed with CMGT 3100, XRCM 4420. Prerequisite: CMGT 4320 and CMGT 4410.

CMGT 4438 Legal Issues & Risk Management (4 Credits)

General contract and real estate law, including property rights, title concepts, deeds, purchase contracts, law of agency, environmental issues and disclosures, basics finance concerns, tax law, landlord-tenant law, construction contracts, indemnity agreements, rights and remedies of property owners, contractors and subcontractors issues, and various areas of liability for real estate practitioners and property owners.

CMGT 4480 Const Project Management (4 Credits)

Principles and techniques of construction project management, use of systems analysis, internal and external procedures, planning, programming, budgeting and staffing, controlling major projects, emphasis on construction scheduling techniques with case application. Cross listed with CMGT 3120.

CMGT 4490 Residential Development (4 Credits)

A seminar-style capstone course that integrates various aspects of the construction management curriculum. Emphasis is on topics in the construction and development industries. Cross listed with CMGT 3190.

CMGT 4560 Relational Constracting and Risk Mitigation (4 Credits)

Relational contracting is a construction project delivery framework for multidisciplinary, integrated projects that focuses on aligned goals, high performance, innovation, mutual respect, open communication and a "no blame" culture between Client, Contractor, and Design Team. This approach to contracting, also known as Alliance Contracting, is becoming more prevalent in the United States and is often applied when using integrated project delivery systems. This course compares and contrasts transactional contracting methods with relational contracting methods and the influences on the project team and projects outcomes. Relational contracting is also considered in the context of risk mitigation and project optimization.

CMGT 4580 Strategic Leadership and Integrated Teaming (4 Credits)

This course examines the unique leadership skills and talents associated with leading and facilitating multidisciplinary, integrated design and construction teams. The focus of the course is on applying strategic intelligence and a system of leadership in the development of integrated solutions for the built environment. This leadership model is driven by a compelling purpose and supported by people who share practical values and have excellent processes, to look into the future, create a vision, and bring that vision to reality. Effective strategies for supporting high performance teams are explored.

CMGT 4700 Topics in Construction Mgmt (1-4 Credits)

CMGT 4980 Construction Mgmt Internship (0-10 Credits)

CMGT 4991 Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

CMGT 4992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

CMGT 4995 Independent Research (1-10 Credits)

Real Estate Courses

REAL 4000 Business of the Built Environment (4 Credits)

The emphasis of this course is on the importance of real estate and the built environment and its impacts and influences on how we live, work, and play. The course employs a full life cycle sustainable model that links the various phases, functions, and professions of real estate, project delivery, and asset/facility management to create holistic, value generating solutions for society. Professional practices/skillsets associated with the many career options that engage the built environment are explored.

REAL 4002 The Business of Real Estate (2 Credits)

This is an introduction to home ownership, real estate industry and its markets; legal aspects of home ownership from consumer's point of view, including property rights, title, concepts, deeds, and purchase contracts. Listing contracts, law of agency, types of mortgages, basics of home loan finance, appraisal, investment and tax benefits are also covered in this class. Partially satisfies Colorado Real Estate sales licensing requirements.

REAL 4007 Real Estate Financial Analysis (4 Credits)

Alternative analysis formats that can be applied to a wide array of real estate analysis issues; simulates working/decision-making environment; structured overview of analysis tools focused on specific facets of multidimensional real estate decision-making environment; applications in investment analysis, feasibility analysis, valuation, market analysis, and report writing and presentation. Prerequisite: REAL 4407.

REAL 4010 Real Estate Capital Markets (4 Credits)

This course exposes students to the commercial real estate capital markets; including real estate investment trusts (REITs) and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), plus institutional investors. The complexities of capital market products are discussed, students receive a greater understanding of the alternatives that are available. The class includes lectures, guest speakers, readings, class discussions, a major REIT analysis project, and case studies. Cross listed with REAL 3010. Prerequisite: REAL 4007.

REAL 4110 Advanced Issues in Real Estate & Construction Management (4 Credits)

This course concentrates on five advanced real estate and construction management topics; the design build environment, negotiation skills in real estate and construction management, real estate capital markets, the entitlement process -- urban planning, zoning, PUDs and underutilized tax advantages in real estate. Cross listed with REAL 3110. Prerequisite: REAL 4407.

REAL 4140 Global Perspectives in Real Estate (4 Credits)

This course focuses on inbound U.S. and outbound U.S. real estate transactions and the cultural issues that impact these transactions. This can also be taken as a Burns Global Delegation travel course. Cross listed with REAL 3140, XRCM 4140.

REAL 4210 Planning, Entitlements, and Public Finance (4 Credits)

Real estate development, place making, and community building require the combined efforts of the public, for-profit, and non-profit sectors. Participants in the real estate development process need to understand and appreciate the sometimes competing and sometimes collaborative interests of governments, agencies, and the private developer. This course is designed to familiarize students with the overall context of urban planning and land use. Students discover the variety of participants in the development process and also become familiar with the project entitlement process, zoning, and land use regulation. Students also examine public/private financing structures such as public-private-partnerships (P3s) and become familiar with detailed calculations relating to Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) and Metropolitan Districts.

REAL 4337 RE Securities/Syn/Entrep (4 Credits)

Introduction to real estate securities; emphasis on private offerings; determining whether a contemplated transaction involves a security, and what happens if it does; exemptions from registration (Reg D); registration requirements; investor suitability, how to syndicate, acquisition of property, marketing or the property, tax structure and formation of syndication, compensation to syndicators, real estate tax considerations. Cross listed with REAL 3337, XRCM 4337.

REAL 4347 Mgmt of Income Properties (4 Credits)

Explore the complexities of managing apartments, condominiums, office buildings, industrial property and shopping centers. This course covers rental markets, development of rental schedules, leasing techniques and negotiations, repairs and maintenance, tenant relations, merchandising, selection and training of personnel, accounting, and owner relations. Cross listed with REAL 3347.

REAL 4357 Corporate Real Estate & Management (4 Credits)

This course provides a snapshot view of the corporate real estate life cycle and how to strategically plan and manage it. Over the ten week period we will address the diverse but critical components that together account for Facility Management. These shall include: Building Life Cycles and sustainability, facility management as part of the enterprise model within a corporate structure, regulatory agencies, professional relationships and the impact of the build environment on the bottom line, contracting and budget management, move-add-change (MAC) / operations, and general administrative services.

REAL 4369 Real Estate Taxation (4 Credits)

Tax factors affecting investments and operations in real estate; special attention is given to legal forms of ownership, depreciation, tax basis, tax impacts of exchanges, syndications, real estate securities, and other federal tax laws affecting real estate. Cross listed with REAL 3369.

REAL 4400 Real Estate Principles and Practices (4 Credits)

Principles of real estate, real estate industry and its markets; legal aspects of home ownership from consumer's point of view, including property rights, title concepts, deeds, purchase contracts, listing contracts, law of agency, environmental issues and disclosures, types of mortgages, basics of home loan financing, appraisal investment and tax benefits. Partially satisfies Colorado real estate broker licensing requirements. Cross listed with REAL 1777.

REAL 4407 Income Property Finance (4 Credits)

This course explores conventional and alternative financing, mortgage banking, law and markets, loan underwriting analysis and the impact of monetary and fiscal policies on the real estate and mortgage markets, with emphasis on decision making from the equity investors point of view. Specific topics include an overview and history of real estate finance, the taxation and legal aspects of real estate finance, compounding and discounting, functions of interest and real estate capital markets and securities. Specific areas of focus are residential property finance, income property finance, and construction and development financing. Cross listed with REAL 3307.

REAL 4417 Income Property Valuation and Appraisal (4 Credits)

Residential/Commercial appraising, including market cost and income approaches to value, gross rent multiplier analysis, neighborhood and site analysis, valuation of income properties including market cost and income approaches to value, capitalization theory and techniques, mortgage-equity analysis, and investment value concepts. Prerequisite: REAL 4407.

REAL 4467 Property Development and Feasibility (4 Credits)

Commercial real estate development analysis and feasibility includes economic base analysis, tenant demand analysis, development and construction cost analysis, lease-up analysis, financial feasibility, leasing and property management practices. Five major property types (office, industrial, retail, apartment and hotel) are covered. Prerequisite: REAL 4007.

REAL 4477 Income Property Investment (4 Credits)

Comprehensive analytical framework for real estate investment decision-making, equity investment decisions via discounted cash flow, and risk analysis models and strategic planning concepts, structuring parameters to maximize rates of return while controlling downside risks; emphasis on theory, concept building, and practical application to various types of investment properties. Cross listed with REAL 3377. Prerequisite: REAL 4007.

REAL 4500 Argus Financial Analysis (4 Credits)

This course concentrates on practical applications of the Argus (TM) Real Estate Financial Software through interactive examples and case studies. Participants will be exposed to the software's capabilities, fundamentals, and unique nuances. Cross listed with REAL 4500, XRCM 4702. Prerequisite: REAL 4007.

REAL 4701 Topics in Real Estate (1-5 Credits)

REAL 4800 NAIOP Challenge (2-4 Credits)

A unique non-traditional course, where the students will work on a complex real estate problem culminating in an internal competition and external competition which includes a written report and an oral presentation. Cross listed with CMGT 3800, CMGT 4800, REAL 3800.

REAL 4890 Internship (0-10 Credits)

REAL 4980 Adv Valuation/Report Writing (1-10 Credits)

Advanced cutting-edge techniques not yet institutionalized nor commonly practiced in the field. Includes writing skills workshops appropriate to specialized nature of appraisal reports, and composition of a complex field problem report to prepare student for writing "demonstration" report required for MAI professional designation. Prerequisite: REAL 4417.

REAL 4991 Independent Study (1-10 Credits)

REAL 4992 Directed Study (1-10 Credits)

REAL 4995 Independent Research (1-10 Credits)

Faculty

Barbara Jackson, Associate Professor and Director, PhD, Colorado State University

Jeff Engelstad, Professor of the Practice of RECM, PhD, University of Denver

Eric A. Holt, Assistant Professor, PhD, Purdue University-West Lafayette

Mark Levine, Professor, JD, University of Denver

Glenn Mueller, Professor, PhD, Georgia State University

Andrew G. Mueller, Assistant Professor, PhD, Colorado State University

Ron Throupe, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Georgia

Ron Throupe, Associate Professor, PhD, University of Georgia

Daniel Trujillo, Assistant Professor of Teaching, MS, University of Denver

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