Share / Print

MBA Specialization

Now Available: Real Estate Courses Offered 2014-2015

The Real Estate Specialization provides rigorous training in (i) the economics of real estate development and investment, the financing of such projects, leasing, and appraisal of buildings, (ii) the pricing/valuation and trading of financial instruments with real estate as the underlying, such Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS), residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities (MBS), and related derivative and structured finance products such as collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS), and index products (CDX, ABX, etc.), (iii) the workings of real estate primary and secondary markets, including the various participants in these markets, their roles, and (iv) the legal, taxation, and regulatory environment.  Elective courses can be chosen to emphasize the commercial real estate development process or the investment strategies in real estate capital markets. With an appropriate choice of elective courses, this track provides in-depth preparation for careers in real estate development, real estate brokerage, real estate project investment for private equity firms, family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and careers in real estate finance in the fixed income or equity desks of investment banks (research, sales & trading), hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds.

MORE INFORMATION: Official Stern Specialization Website (with information on requirements and non-Stern courses)

Prof. Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh on why you should study real estate at NYU Stern

Real Estate Course Schedule: Academic Year 2014‐2015 - subject to change

Fall 2014
Real Estate Primary Markets – Ed Glickman – Tuesday, 6‐9pm
Real Estate Capital Markets – Aurel Hizmo – Monday, 6‐9pm
Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship-Harry Chernoff- Wednesday, 1.30‐4.20pm
Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship-Harry Chernoff- Tuesday, 6‐9pm 

Winter Intensive 2015
Operations in Entertainment: Las Vegas – Harry Chernoff –January 6-28, 2015 

Spring 2015
Real Estate Primary Markets – James Stolpestad – Monday 6-9pm
Real Estate Transactions – Jeanne Calderon ‐ Wednesday 6‐9pm
Real Estate Capital Markets – Aurel Hizmo – Thursday 6‐9pm
Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship – Harry Chernoff – Tuesday, 6‐9pm
Real Estate Investment Strategies – Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh ‐ Tuesday 6‐9pm
Urban Systems – Paul Romer ‐ Monday 6‐9pm
Law & Economics of Municipal Governance – Clayton Gillette – Monday 4-5.50pm
Operations in Panama – Harry Chernoff – Spring break March 16‐22, 2015


Advice for Students Pursuing RE Specialization