ABUS 4217

About This Course

Working with architects, engineers, contractors, financing teams, government, and a host of consultants, real estate developers transform ideas into buildings and with them the spaces in which we live, work, and play. So, how do developers identify good opportunities from bad and then manage a wide group of stakeholders to get the project finished? It is a challenge every step of the way but with significant potential rewards at the end.

This course will trace the development process from beginning to end, introduce foundational knowledge in project feasibility and financial modeling, integrate real-world examples via case studies, and expose students to Twin Cities-based real estate practitioners via guest spots.

Sample textbook: Peiser, Richard and David Hamilton, Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business.


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Jody Tableporter

MBA, Yale School of Management; BA, economics and sociology, University of California

Jody Tableporter has experience spanning development, finance, and city design, which enables her to provide students with a 360-degree view of real estate and its inherent challenges and rewards. In addition to her US-based experience (Cargill proprietary real estate investments, development, and finance), Jody brings an international perspective gained from 12 years in senior leadership positions in UK urban “regeneration,” part of that time heading South London’s redevelopment under Mayor Ken Livingstone. Jody has led seminars and lectured on real estate and city development topics and was a Harvard Loeb Fellow.

  • ABUS 4217 – Real Estate Development: Process and Tools
  • ABUS 4218 – Real Estate Finance

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