Real Estate Development Fundamentals

Friday, April 9, 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 PM (EDT)


This two day course is focused on planning and implementing real estate development projects and what it means to be a real estate developer. In this class, students will gain an understanding of the process of real estate development, including:

  • How COVID is changing some important aspects of development, such as building designs, tenant preferences and lease terms
  • Design and construction; how to mass a building on a site based on zoning and dimensional restrictions
  • How developers engage with the public sector and the surrounding community to obtain approval for a development – and necessary tradeoffs in that process
  • The legal aspects of development
  • The ways that development is a catalyst for neighborhood improvement and local economic growth
  • How projects are financed
  • Trends in sustainable development
  • Other important elements that contribute to completing successful real estate projects.

The primary student outcomes are an improved ability to understand the diverse risks that need to be managed in development, the roles and responsibilities of the development team, and techniques to control land and build a successful project.


Ed Chazen
Senior Lecturer, Boston College, Carroll School of Management 

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 pm April 2 for a refund. Please contact Debbie Osheroff,

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Friday, April 9, 2021 9:00 AM - Friday, April 16, 2021 12:00 PM (EDT)
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