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MGMT 608 - Commercial Real Estate in the AMZN

With a seismic shift in commercial real estate due to technology-driven changes to distribution networks and the digitization of the economy, developers face challenging and evolving opportunities. How do you adapt and thrive when customer desires change at lightning speed and everyone competes against Amazon? Through simulations and a real-time case study, students learn to capture the rewards of customer-centric design using psychographics and quantitative methodologies.

MGMT 648 - Applied Finance

Study of the theory and practice of the fundamental principles in finance, emphasizing hands-on experience with a wide range of corporate finance and investments applications. The course provides extensive opportunity to implement finance theory at a practical level and to develop advanced analytical spreadsheet expertise.

MGMT 659 - Real Estate Finance: Asset Valuation

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and techniques used to analyze and commercial real estate assets and the instruments commonly used to finance these assets. The topics covered include financial analysis of income-generating real property, analysis of mortgage instruments, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and real estate investment trusts (REITs). This course is designed for students who are interested in commercial real estate; topics pertaining to single-family residential real estate will be covered only in passing. The course will offer all students an opportunity to develop their business presentation skills through case discussions and a final project presentation. The final project involves the detailed analysis of a CMBS deal, including separate, linked analyses of the mortgage collateral pool, the mortgagesĀ and the note structure. The final project will require the use of all of the tools developed in the course.

MGMT 660 - Real Estate Contract Negotiations for Business Professionals

Legal risk pervades business dealings. This course explores legal risk by educating the student on legal theories, then how to identify, quantify, reduce and accept legal risk, in the context of real estate transactions. Effective interaction with legal counsel will be emphasized. Repeatable for Credit.

MGMT 728 - Real Estate Development

The Real Estate Development course follows the development process from an entrepreneurial and "deal making" point-of-view. Course topics include market analysis, site selection, project budgeting/financial analysis, land acquisition, marketing and leasing, joint ventures, financing, design and construction management, and dispositions.

MGMT 776 - Introduction to Real Estate Industry

An introductory survey course intended to provide a foundational understanding of the real estate industry. This course aims to be useful to students interested in pursuing a career in the real estate industry who have no or limited experience in real estate. This course is open to MBA students in each program. Outside graduate students may enroll with instructor permission provided space is available. Repeatable for Credit.

Full-Time Faculty

Jefferson Duarte

Jefferson Duarte

Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance
713-348-6137

Part-Time Faculty

Will Cannady

Adjunct Professor in Management ā€“ Real Estate
 

Mehul Chavada

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate
 
Burdette Huffman

Burdette Huffman

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate
832-423-7973
Christine Mastandrea

Christine Mastandrea

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate
713-851-1987
James Mastandrea

James Mastandrea

Adjunct Professor in Management - Real Estate
713-435-2230
Karlston Nasser

Karlston Nasser

Lecturer in Management - Real Estate
 
Aaron Roffwarg

Aaron Roffwarg

Lecturer in Management - Real Estate