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Real Estate Management:
Finance, Design, and Leadership

Learn to position your real estate firm to seize growth opportunities and maximize asset value in this joint program with Harvard Business School.

How do you achieve short-term stability and long-term growth in the unpredictable real estate marketplace? This program explores how forward-thinking real estate leaders are positioning their firms to seize growth opportunities and maximize asset value. Equipped with new strategies for enhancing operational efficiency, navigating market change, and unlocking new sources of capital, you will be ready to help your company compete more successfully in an increasingly complex industry.

What to Expect

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Focused on the best practices and emerging trends in the global real estate industry, this program helps you expand your real estate expertise and strengthen your strategic decision-making capabilities. You will gain critical insights into the finance and leadership issues facing the real estate development, design, and construction industries—and return with the frameworks to structure your organization for long-term growth.

Pursue the right opportunities

  • Identify and analyze emerging opportunities
  • Understand real estate benchmarking indicators
  • Evolve your firm’s structure to match your strategy and growth stage

Effectively lead projects

  • Develop the optimal financing approach
  • Create more value through effective design
  • Deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Build and contract with industry talent

Expand your personal and professional network

  • Extend your network by living and working with accomplished executives from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe 
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions
  • Executive decision-makers from any country and any sector of the commercial real estate supply chain such as investors, builders, lenders, developers, designers, property managers, and tenants
  • Properties involved may include office, multi-family residential, retail, hospital, and industrial

This program features all-new content and is appropriate both for new and past participants of our HBS Executive Education real estate programs.


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John D. Macomber

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

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Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment, Harvard GSD

Real Estate Management: Finance, Design, and Leadership

November 3-8, 2024

HBS Campus 
Tuition:  $14,500
AMDP Elective Units: 4

Tuition and Admission

Tuition covers all instructional materials, accommodations, and most meals. Participants receive a Harvard Certificate upon completion.

Offered in conjunction with Harvard Business School Executive Education.

This program is by admission only. The application process is handled by Harvard Business School Executive Education.