Cool Cities: How to Create Lively Downtowns and Livable Neighborhoods
An interdisciplinary class of 50 graduate students from Business, Architecture, Urban Planning, Law, Public Policy, Engineering, & Natural Resources. Experience in real estate or strong career interest required. Survey course seeks to put diverse students together to understand how residential, ofice, retail, & research/industrial space gets built and why. Key topics include law, appraisal, finance, brokerage, property management, asset management, & dev. Course will teach everyone how to analyze every type of real estate, from your own home purchase to a healthy or not-so-healthy downtown to an investment opportunity. You will learn how to recognize a good deal from a bad deal; how to rent, buy or build your own commercial space; & how the key members of a dev team depend upon one another for any type of real estate construction. This class is crosslisted with Urban Planning 517.
The Fall 2008 syllabus for BA/UP 517 can be viewed at http://www.bus.umich.edu/academics/courses/ba517.pdf
Information on past projects from BA/UP 517 and from FIN 565 can be viewed at http://www.bus.umich.edu/MAP/re565map.htm