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MSRED faculty Jonathan Leit quoted in Urban Land Magazine

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MSRED faculty Jonathan Leit was interviewed by Urban Land Magazine on the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIA), and how developers can benefit from understanding and engaging in HIAs to build better communities.

A HIA is a six-step evidence-based process that engages stakeholders to determine how projects can affect community and individual health. Its goal is to identify strategies for the project to maximize its community benefits and minimize adverse effects.

In the article, Jonathan Leit, describes how his company used the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) as an opportunity to continue to built support for their project, the Myrtle Banks Redevelopment. The building will include a food market in an area currently lacking access t fresh and healthy food options.

SRED 6140

This course will teach students the sources of real estate finance with a focus on the policies, programs and mechanics needed to build a foundation for the MSRED program. The course will be structured around both private and public debt and equity sources, including the underwriting that accompanies each, and the application of these sources to finance different project types, including market‐rate and income‐restricted for‐sale housing, small rental, multi-family, mixed use and commercial properties.