Real Estate

Smart Buildings

Program Description

Learn about the digital technology and innovation that are changing the way we design, build, and use buildings forever. Create dynamic, responsive, and efficient spaces in which future generations will thrive. Everything in our buildings is, or soon will be, connected to the Internet. Explore how to build a networked intelligent building and how to take advantage of advanced analytics to increase its performance.

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Master Planning: The Resilient City

Program Description

Today, cities across the world are shaped by new forms of urbanism, a growing awareness of environmental challenges, and evolving cultural identities. The focus of this two-day program is on developing a broader understanding of how the master planner or designer’s skills contribute to more resilient cities and futures. Panel discussions, field work and interactive activities will explore environmental, economic, and social issues.

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Real Estate Finance Fundamentals

Program Description

This two-day program will present critical "nuts-and-bolts" real estate finance principles and practices in a simple, understandable, and interactive manner that will demystify the real estate financing process—regardless of participants’ prior real estate finance experience. We will focus on real estate finance fundamentals that are important to either develop and/or invest in varied types of real estate assets, or to enhance your ability to understand how real estate finance fundamentals relate to...

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International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Program Description

Understanding how cross border real estate works will allow us to create successful strategies and take advantage of arbitrage situations between different economies. Real estate is a highly cyclical industry. Every day, developers make vital decisions that can have profound effects in the success or failure of our investments. To make it even more difficult, the life of real estate investments is longer than other industries; therefore it is much more important to understand how real estate cycles work...

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Find, Create, Operate: The Hotel Project Development Lifecycle

Program Description

Global tourism is a two trillion dollar industry that has experienced steady growth over the past five years and is expected to continue, and the importance of where all these travelers stay has never been more relevant. Aimed at helping developers and architects who want to enter this large and growing market, or established veterans looking to diversify beyond their traditional strengths, this program will help participants understand the unique process...

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Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design, and Management Practices

Program Description

Now in its twenty-third year, this fast-paced program is one of Harvard’s most popular and longest running executive education urban planning and real estate classes.  The session examines the proven planning approaches, retail design and merchandising principles necessary for the creation urban retail in cities and new town centers. This includes tactics used by leading retail developers and considers how they can be applied to a variety of urban...

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Real Estate Management: Finance, Design, and Leadership

Program Description

As economic conditions improve and the pace of development accelerates, forward-thinking real estate leaders must position their firms to seize new growth opportunities and maximize asset values. With the Real Estate Management Program, you'll discover ways to lead your real estate organization through periods of market and industry change, examine land valuation and market demand, and manage projects across vendors, suppliers, and capital sources.

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Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate

Innovation in Action

At Harvard GSD Executive Education, industry and academia's foremost leaders join with accomplished design and real estate professionals from around the world. In this setting, complex challenges are addressed and innovative solutions are created. In our dynamic learning environment, you emerge with practical insights and valuable lessons that can be put into action, right away. You will return to your company transformed and ready to identify, frame, and address your...

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