Finance & the Real Estate Business

Finance & the Real Estate Business

Course Number: 905, CRN 73860
This course will introduce students to the basic vocabulary and processes of the commercial real estate business and its financing, as well as provide an understanding of how U.S. commercial real estate markets work and lawyers’ several roles in that market. The course will also introduce students to the simple basics of financial analysis of real estate from both investment and financing perspectives. It will consider the impact of financial performance on capital structures of real estate investment entities, and will look at some major recent and current events in the U.S. real estate markets. The course does NOT require any mathematical skills, though there will be occasional references to very simple arithmetic. The course will empower law school students who wish to pursue careers in real estate law, whether in private law firms, corporate real estate departments, not-for-profits, or in related environmental and/or land use practices. This course is open to all students after the first JD year.”
Real Estate Law, Business Law