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257.4 sec. 1 - Land Development and Investment: The Art of the Deal (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Bill Falik (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 6:25-9:05
Meeting Location: 170
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49754
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49751
Although the real estate market is currently in the doldrums, this is probably the best time in several decades to learn about, and ultimately invest in and plan, real estate development. This course is designed as an interdisciplinary approach for business and law students to learn about every aspect of deal making, negotiation, and planning in the land development process. The course will also be available to a limited number of public policy and city and regional planning students. Although the course will focus on real estate and land investment, the thrust of the course will be on deal making, whether it be on acquisition, financing, environmental review, entitlement, obtaining community support, resolving litigation or ultimate disposition of a successful project. Law students will learn to evaluate business risks and to make deals, and business students will gain a conceptual framework for understanding legal issues which are critical to the real estate development and deal making process. The course will also introduce the use of green technology and the inclusion of affordable housing in the development process. There will be frequent guest lecturers who are some of the leading experts in the deal-making, planning, environmental, and investment fields.
There are no prerequisites for the course.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.