Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development
Sustainability and development go hand in hand and building green has become the norm in many cities. The tools to develop in this changing marketplace must include strategies for addressing the economics, community and the environment as building and rebuilding communities, towns and cities takes place.
The program prepares post-baccalaureate students from diverse fields to explore and value the regenerative development of cities. By providing a blended education in business, sustainable design, economics and legal issues, graduates are empowered to become effective and influential participants and contributors in the fields of real estate, finance, development, and design. This is a practitioner oriented degree, and we aspire to identify and build opportunities for graduates to work in for-profit and non-profit business settings that produce innovative strategies for sustainable development. The program supports and encourages nationally significant research utilizing lessons from New Orleans as a laboratory of larger implications for other communities; and draws from case study examples across the United States exploring the power of public-private partnerships, innovative financing strategies and the integrated design process offering global strategies for lasting sustainability.
The Tulane Master of Sustainable Real Estate program was profiled in the December issue of Urban Land Institute Magazine in an article titled University Real Estate Programs Today: Active and Evolving.
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Full Year Program - 43 total credit hours
|SRED 6100 - Introduction to Real Estate Finance & Economics||3|
|SRED 6200 - Introduction to Sustainable Architecture & Design||3|
|SRED 6300 - Introduction to New Orleans Real Estate||3|
|SRED 6400 - Field Study||3|
|FINE 7210-21 - Real Estate Finance||3|
|SRED 6310 - Sustainable Design and Development||4|
|SRED 6120 - Legal Issues in Real Estate Development||4|
|SRED 6410 - Case Studies in Sustainable Real Estate Development||4|
|ECON 3320 - Urban Economics||3|
|SRED 6020 - Directed Research||4|
|Real Estate Finance Track|
|FINE 7310-01 - Cases in Real Estate
APFC 6300 - The Business of Real Estate
|Sustainable Design Track|
|AHST 6913 - Sustainability, Architecture and Culture
ATCS 6120 - Materials and Methods
This is an excellent time to be in New Orleans. As American cities benefit from reinvestment, revitalization, and innovative development strategies, New Orleans provides extraordinary case studies in the post-Katrina era. In the effort to rebuild an economy and focus on environmental solutions to protect this region, New Orleans and Tulane are at the forefront of the sustainable development movement. As affordable housing and economic development needs are considered and neighborhoods and businesses are rebuilt, questions emerge constantly regarding density, market growth and economic value in relation to community, the environment and a personal connection to the City. This program addresses these questions while examining successful case studies throughout North America and the world.
Tulane University is already integral to the larger process of rebuilding in New Orleans and the region in areas including public education, public health, and architecture’s role in the public realm.
In large part, the success of the MSRED program at Tulane is a credit to the exceptional faculty that has been assembled. Faculty Bios
In addition to the core curriculum, a public private partnership seminar series, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, is scheduled. This series provides more intensive exposure to the many subsidies and programs that support regenerative development. Industry partners from throughout the US present on their areas of expertise. See the MSRED calendar for 2012-13.As of the 2013-14 year, this seminar will be a required component of the curriculum.
The Sustainable Real Estate Development Program has established an outreach component to support the community work of the Tulane School of Architecture through the URBANBuild, Tulane Regional Urban Development Center, and Tulane City Center programs which have been central in the process of rebuilding New Orleans. The students, with the support of faculty and practitioners, are able to provide financial analysis, market evaluations and green certification for the community projects implemented through these programs.
In addition to undertaking the work in the courses, you will find multiple opportunities to interact with industry professionals, many of whom will come to lecture in classes. Through supporting alumni and the development community around the country, practitioners from major U.S. urban centers, including Boston, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles and the world at large participate in the curriculum via academic coursework as well as in the field replete with professional practices and development projects.
In addition, a Sustainability and Globalization Lecture series has been initiated jointly with the World Trade Center of New Orleans and The University of New Orleans, Department of Planning & Urban Studies Master in Urban and Regional Planning and Loyola University’s Center for Environmental Law and Land Use. This lecture series offers the opportunity to bring speakers from around the world to New Orleans to talk about sustainability as part of the global conversation.
During the summer Field Study coursework, our students go to Washington DC and New York City to learn about the scale of development and the approaches to sustainability in these cities. These are memorable and significant trips for our students that are made possible by an impressive list of presenters and supporters, including the Forest City Ratner Companies, the General Services Administration, Living City Block, JBG Companies, the DC Office of Planning, the DC Department of the Environment, Canal Park Development Association, Bank of America Community Development Financing, FX Fowle Architects, Alloy Development, NeighborWorks, the National Building Museum, SORG Architects, Wiebenson and Dorman Architects, Bowman Consulting, PlaNYC, Silverstein Properties, the World Trade Center Organization, MDF Development, Ennead Architects, NYU Schack Institute, HR&A Advisors, Cooper Joseph Studio, Enterprise Community Partners and the New York and DC Housing Authorities and touched on neighborhoods in DC and New York including Southwest, Southeast, and the U Street corridor in the District of Columbia and the Bryant Park, Times Square, and the Downtown Manhattan and the Atlantic Yards and DUMBO areas of Brooklyn.
In the Fall semester, the students and faculty attend the ULI Fall Conference. As part of this travel, we tour projects in the surrounding area that are best practices in sustainable real estate development.
In the Fall of 2012, the MSRED Class went to Denver and was able to tour the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden Colorado; the Holiday Development by Boulder Housing Partners in Boulder, the Denver Dry Goods and Highland Garden Village in Denver by Perry Rose Development and 2020 Lawrence Development in Denver by Zoclao Development.
Students come from many different backgrounds in the built environment: from sales and communications, to brokerage, construction, architecture, and finance. Therefore, it is important that a broad base of industry relationships be developed. Through the Directed Research Project, students work with a range of industry partners on a semester long project to cap off their studies. Click here to see a list of current and past Directed Research Projects and partners. If you have a project you would like to develop with a student click here.
Locating career opportunities for all of our students is extremely important. Our 2012 class is 94% employed at this point either in positions in firms or through development projects they have initiated individually. Click here to see the profiles of our current class graduating in May.
Through our industry partnerships and working with students the program provides information with regard to summer internships, resumé building, opportunities, interview workshops and information sessions.