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AMDP | Curriculum and Projects

The combination of three on-campus and two off-campus modules provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of core real estate functions, new approaches for leading change, and a broader grasp of strategy, leadership, planning & design, development, technology and finance.

This page features an overview of the entire AMDP program, with details on Areas of Curricular Focus, the Team Project (between terms 1 and 2), Independent Project (between terms 2 and 3), and Electives.

Sample Schedule

The combination of three on-campus and two off-campus modules provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of core real estate functions, new approaches for leading change, and a broader grasp of strategy, leadership, planning & design, development, technology and finance.


Areas of Focus

The case study method is the primary form of instruction. Participants attend an average of fifteen 90-minute sessions per week in the following areas:

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Leadership
Leading through change, developing high-performing teams, decision-making, succession planning

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • Focus, Alignment and the Role of Purpose in Competitive Advantage
  • New Trends in Real Estate: Leading Edge Business Communications
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Development
Planning, conceptualization, approvals, public-private development, legal and regulatory issues, marketing and market analysis

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • Urban Redevelopment
  • Workforce Housing Development
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Finance
Capital markets, structuring complex deals, obtaining debt and equity, international finance, investment analysis, REITs

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • CMBS, Securitization and Capital Markets
  • International Corporate Debt Restructuring
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Planning and Design
Land use and public policy, urban design, environmental issues, sustainable design and development

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • Environmental Technology – Healthy Design
  • Design, Delivery, and Finance of Sustainable Real Estate
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Technology
Strategic context of technology, including BIM, GIS, new building systems, processes, and materials

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • Discovery Translation in the Capital Intensive Market of Energy
  • Smart Cities: Building Better Cities in the Digital Age
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Strategy
Market strategy, organizational strategy, corporate real estate, talent management, negotiation, and market cycle timing

Including coursework in topics such as:

  • Organizational Management
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Developing World

Team Project

The Team Project is an academic exercise that employs both professional experience and class learning. Participants are divided into teams and compete to solve complex development problems in real-world locales. Problems for these projects are as diverse as the redevelopment of dying shopping malls in Denver and Los Angeles or brownfield sites on Staten Island to exploring possibilities for the city of Toronto or the East Boston waterfront. The project begins during Term 1, and culminates with an intensive design charrette, where teams present their proposals to a jury panel, during Term 2.

Featuring past projects:


Independent Project

The Independent Project, aka ‘Indy Project’, is a unique opportunity for participants to integrate their new learning from the AMDP with their personal aspirations in themselves, their organizations and/or their communities.

The Independent Project has the following characteristics:

  • Allows the participants to step outside of her/his comfort zone and deal with more complexity and complications than in her/his day-to-day experience and practice
  • Open the possibility to create something new and innovative
  • “Success” depends upon the ability to integrate knowledge from different domains

The Independent Projects are individual projects, but the work will be developed, reviewed, and discussed with two coaches, who will be available to provide advice and answer questions. The Independent Project work takes place between Term 2 and 3, culminating with individual presentations during Term 3 to classmates and faculty.

Featuring past Independent Projects:

Business Plan

  • Repurposing Factory Buildings
  • House of the Future
  • Real Estate Fund

Educational Case Study

  • Braintrust for the creation of an affordable vertical housing model
  • Making banks better “Hybrid financial model”
  • Sharing Economy for University Higher Education

Community Project

  • Foundation for Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Organic Sustainable freshness
  • The Compassion Builder Initiative

Electives

Electives give each AMDP participant the opportunity to explore the subjects most relevant to them and their goals. 


*All schedules, dates, faculty, tuition, administrative arrangements, venues, and teaching modalities are subject to change.

Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate

Tuition: $49,500
Term 1: July 8-18, 2024 (two weeks)
Term 2: March 2025 dates TBD (one week)
Term 3: July 2025 dates TBD (two weeks)

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