Course Description

Putting Together All That You have Learned About The World Of Real Estate

Previously titled Real Estate Process Seminar

This Capstone seminar sums up the entire curriculum by melding each of the subject areas to achieve a workable personal implementation strategy for your business and your career. We will start with a summary of the state of the market. Then, we will turn to practical lessons to getting deals done, including discovering the deal, analyzing the market opportunity, conceptualizing the project, penciling it out financially, negotiating the purchase and achieving entitlements. We will discuss “war stories” of why some deals fail and others succeed. A downtown walking tour featuring the development history of certain projects will be offered to students that have enrolled in the seminar. See section notes for more information.

Course Details

Number of Units:  0.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within in one or more areas of the real estate industry

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What You Will Learn

  • Recognize the fundamentals of development, including land assemblage, land use, entitlements, design considerations, marketing, and leasing
  • Comprehend real estate investment, valuation and income analysis, and concepts and measurements employed in quantitative real estate investment, valuation and income-property analysis
  • Exposure to legal aspects of real estate and understanding of the historical, foundational, and legal principles involving both commercial and residential real estate


Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

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These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.