ABUS 4218

About This Course

Real estate finance is the capital that transforms development ideas into the built form. But in this course, we will focus on real estate finance as a dynamic and significant industry. We'll explore the internal language, norms, and practices of financiers, including hedge funds seeking returns to rival Wall Street to others backing community redevelopment and affordable housing projects. We will be joined along the way by finance practitioners, including several operating in the Twin Cities, and their development clients. There is an entire real estate finance ecosystem to explore, and I intend for students to leave the class with an understanding of its products, sources, and roles, as well as to develop facility with the analytical tools.


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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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