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Real Estate Development

Master of Real Estate Development


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 30
Cost Per Credit: $850
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College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Program Details

The Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program offered through the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) is perfect for professionals who are or intend to be real estate developers and industry leaders and who want to study real estate finance, law, construction management and site planning. Upon graduating from this program, students can expect to move into careers in real estate development, market analysis, property management, construction and project management.

This program is 100% online and follows a three-stage approach: Students will first acquire the fundamentals of the real estate process, learn critical vocabulary, and understand the procedural and legal requirements of the field. Next, they will examine the key financial concepts of real estate, including cash-flow models, market analysis and pro forma development. In the final stage, students will examine the development process as a whole, applying the analysis tools obtained in previous courses to real-life development projects.

Before enrolling, most students hold careers as urban planners, architects, landscape architects, realtors, financial/market analysts, entrepreneurs and real estate developers.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

RED 507: Survey of Responsible Real Estate Development
RED 625: Market Analysis for Responsible Real Estate Development
RED 501: Intro to Real Estate Finance
RED 576: Land Development Process
RED 605: Advanced Real Estate Finance - Software and Technology
RED 521: Place Making and Urban Form
RED 509: Due Diligence & Entitlements
RED 515 : Construction & Project Management
RED 585: Foundations of Economics for Planning and Real Estate
RED 698: Professional Project for Responsible Development



Earning your Master of Real Estate Development in Real Estate Development will build core skills, including:

  • Advanced investment analysis (IRR)
  • Impact assessment
  • Placemaking
  • Professional communication
  • Project management
  • Real estate entitlement
  • Risk management
  • Socially-responsible development

Graduates of the MRED in Real Estate Development program will be prepared to pursue the following careers:

  • Real Estate Sales Agent
  • Property & Real Estate Manager
  • Community Association Manager
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Appraiser & Assessor
  • Urban & Regional Planner
  • Leasing Consultant
  • Property Manager
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Leasing Professional
  • Community Manager

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