Real Estate Finance for Non-Real Estate Students

Urban Planning

Spring 2013

Joshua Kahr, instructor

The course was intended for planners and other students in GSAPP interested in real estate development and financing, but in need of an introductory explanation of concepts and valuation techniques. Topics within the course included: introduction to real estate markets and cycles; real estate cash flows and valuations; financing income-producing real estate properties; financing real estate development construction; liquidity risk and the benefits of diversification; important entities in the real estate industry; and evaluating the financial performance and strength of real estate entities.