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If you are interested in Real Estate, there is no better place to learn than Rotman

The Centre is second to none in Canada as the place to learn about the fast paced and exciting world of real estate, either in an undergraduate or graduate degree program or as an interested practitioner.

Research-driven teaching

CRE research is a central component of real estate education at the Rotman School. These classes push students to the frontiers of thinking about real estate and urban economic issues in a way that only research-driven education can do.

Of course, CRE is a research centre and, as such, does not offer courses. If you are interested in applying to study at the Rotman School of Management, please go to the Degrees section of this site.  

The Centre for Real Estate teaches courses and offers a Major in the MBA program

The goal of the major is to develop students’ capacities to think about a wide range of real estate issues.  It is meant to cover the financial, economic, and entrepreneurial aspects of real estate careers.  In addition, the classes in the major will develop student modeling skills across various functional areas.  The major is intended to fit within the Rotman brand of integrative thinking.

  • MGT 2126  Real Estate Development. This course provides an overview of the real estate development industry and focuses on the applications of business and finance knowledge as well as introducing the development and planning processes. It covers the financial basis for development projects, the participants, the market search procedures and the financing of development. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental background and a basic skill set to apply business knowledge to real estate development.  
  • MGT 2128  Real Estate Economics. This course uses economic methods to analyze real estate. Topics covered include the determinants of real estate values, the location decisions of households and firms, land use, urban growth and agglomeration, cycles, behavioral real estate finance, real options, and leasing. 
  • MGT 2130  Real Estate Investment. This course will be offered for the first time in the 2007-8 academic year.  It deals with the fundamental economic and financial issues that arise in real estate transactions and investments. Topics include the economics of real estate markets, commercial leases, investment analysis tools such as pro-formas, debt financing of real estate, real estate development, real estate securitization, real estate in a diversified portfolio, corporate real estate decision making, and the opportunities and risks in the residential housing markets.

For the Bachelor of Commerce Program, we offer several electives

Real estate offerings at the BComm level are electives.  They cover the financial, economic, and entrepreneurial aspects of real estate careers. At present, two courses are offered. 

  • RSM 380 Real Estate Finance and Investment. This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of real estate valuation, house price dynamics, real estate liabilities, real estate brokerage, decision-making and public policies associated with real estate investment, using modern finance and economics tools. Topics include residential and commercial real estate investment, brokerage, mortgage financing and pricing, credit crunch and real estate securitization.

  • RSM 484 Real Estate Markets. This course uses economic methods to analyze real estate. Topics covered include the determinants of real estate values, the location decisions of households and firms, land use, urban growth and agglomeration, cycles, behavioral real estate finance, real options, and leasing.   
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