International RED Regional Electives

Real Estate Development

Spring 2013

MSRED Faculty

The purpose of the regional electives was for students to research and develop market specific knowledge and investment strategies. The course culminated with students presenting their portfolio allocations to an investment committee panel made up of industry executives from the institutional and investment banking industry. Each regional team is initially allocated a specific dollar amount by the industry investment committee. Students and professors return at the end of the regional elective to argue for more or for less, and must do so by presenting a nuanced, fact-based assessment of their region. This real-time evaluation required students to develop market specific expertise through applied portfolio management. Over spring break, students traveled to the specific regions with their professors to actively engage in testing the methods and strategies which they articulated over the course of the semester.