11.431J / 15.426J Real Estate Finance and Investment

Fall 2006

Photograph of tall buildings. Session 19 includes an example of investment in office/R&D space.
The Financial District in San Francisco. (Image courtesy of Reven on Flickr.)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the most fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods and tools useful for making investment and finance decisions regarding commercial real estate assets. As the first of a two-course sequence, this course will focus on the basic building blocks and the "micro" level, which pertains to individual properties and deals.
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Prof. David Geltner
Prof. Tod McGrath

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session



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