Real Estate, Housing and Community Development in Context

The Economic Development and Housing Specialization trains students for careers in housing, community development, real estate and economic development.

The major goals of this specialization are to:

  • Teach underlying economic theory governing real estate markets, politics surrounding the development process, and social theory underpinning the role of community organizations and residents.
  • Provide historical perspectives needed to understand and analyze current planning and policy issues, as well as the practical skills, such as real estate finance, needed to work in these fields.

Courses in the Wagner School

Please note: Some courses are taught every other year.

PADM-GP.2106, Community Organizing
PADM-GP.2140, Public Economics and Finance
PADM-GP.2144, Debt Financing and Management for Public Organizations
PADM-GP.2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
URPL-GP.2415, Public Policy and Planning in New York
PADM-GP.2443, Financing Urban Government
PADM-GP.2445, Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
URPL-GP.2452, Transformation of the Urban Economy: Case Studies
URPL-GP.2616, Colloquium on the Law, Politics, and Economics of Urban Affairs
URPL-GP.2639, Real Estate Finance
URPL-GP.2670, Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
URPL-GP.4620, Race and Class in American Cities
URPL-GP.4622, Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
URPL-GP.4635, Select Topics in Community Equity and Wealth Building
URPL-GP.4638, Housing and Community Development Policy

Courses Outside the Wagner School

In addition to the recommended Wagner School courses, students may choose electives offered through the Law School, Stern School, and the Schack Institute of Real Estate. Refer to the registration procedures for courses outside the Wagner School for more information.

Courses in the School of Law

See the School of Law web site for course descriptions.

Courses in the Stern School of Business

  • BSPA-GB.2300, Real Estate Transactions
  • ECON-GB.3375, Urban Systems
  • FINC-GB.2329, Real Estate Primary Markets
  • FINC-GB.2339, Real Estate Capital Markets
  • OPMG-GB.2360, Real Estate Development and Entrepreneurship

See the Stern School of Business web site for course descriptions.

Courses in the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate

  • REAL1-GC 1005, Principles of Real Estate Accounting and Taxation
  • DEVE1-GC 1035, Real Estate Finance
  • DEVE1-GC 1045, Real Estate Economics and Market Analysis
  • DEVE1-GC 1050, Legal Principles and Practices
  • DEVE1-GC 1055, Real Estate Valuation and Feasibility Analysis
  • DEVE1-GC 1060, The Development Process
  • REAL1-GC 1070, Corporate Finance
  • REAL1-GC 1080, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • REAL1-GC 3400, Seminar in Community Development
  • REAL1-GC 3015, Affordable Housing Development
  • DEVE1-GC 2105, Green Building & Sustainable Development
  • REAL1-GC 3185, Urban Economic Development
  • DEVE1-GC 2115, Applied Project in Sustainable Development
  • DEVE1-GC 2300, Community and Civic Engagement in Real Estate Development

See the Schack Institute web site for course descriptions.