Real Estate Developers

Real Estate Analysis

Graduate Certificate

Learn the fundamentals of real estate and the process by which public and private sector decisions are made. Understand the historical development of real estate markets, process, and the associated impacts on risk and return.


This certificate teaches real estate development principles in the United States and Southwest with an emphasis on responsible property development. The objective is to provide an understanding of the land analysis process and how it relates to the practice of real estate.

Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $850
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • RED 610 – Survey of Responsible Real Estate Development (3 units): There is a societal interest in assuring real estate development of the future is more socially, environmentally, and economically responsible than in the past. Emerging research shows that responsible real estate development can produce competitive short-term and superior long-term financial returns. This introductory course will review sweeping changes occurring in real estate development.
  • RED 576 – Land Development Process (3 units): A case-oriented approach to site selection, rezoning, financing, architectural design, economic feasibility, and other facets of the land development process. Graduate-level requirements include the completion of a series of research projects.
  • RED 625 – Market Analysis (3 units): Experience a primer for the analysis techniques and data sources used to segment real estate markets, quantify demand, and evaluate competing supply. Consider the balance of demand and supply as a key component to responsible real estate development. Complete a real estate market analysis, including the written study and concept presentation, as part of this course. Focus on real estate industry methods to evaluate development opportunities and the skills needed to identify and quantify new and emerging opportunities for more sustainable development types.
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