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Real Estate Development

Master of Real Estate Development

This program focuses on sustainable and responsible development with an emphasis on public/private partnerships, transit-oriented development, sustainable cities and green building.


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.

Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Master of Real Estate Development
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 (Students will obtain an understanding of the critical vocabulary and concepts of real estate development)

RED 605 - Intro to Real Estate Finance (Students will examine various quantitative methods to determine the financial viability of a real estate development project)

RED 509 - Due Diligence & Entitlements (Students will learn the procedural and legal requirements for engaging in real estate devleopment).

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