Course Description

Tour San Diego's Top Real Estate Developments

This lecture series consists of four distinct development project site visits. The projects visited and studied represent a variety of uses --- residential, office, retail/restaurants, hotel and mixed-use in distinct San Diego markets. While most of our courses “talk the talk,” this course will “walk the walk” by touring the projects and understanding what made these projects unique. Each session will take place at a new designated location where your instructor and developer will explain the evolution of that particular real estate development.

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our world in unprecedented ways. As the situation evolves, the University of San Diego remains focused on addressing two imperatives: ensuring that we take prudent precautions to protect our community and communities beyond our campus, and continuing to deliver a values-based, liberal arts education that prepares our students to address society’s most urgent challenges. USD has created a dedicated COVID-19 website to serve as the first stop for the USD community for information. Visit the University’s COVID-19 website (sandiego.edu/coronavirus) for the most current information for the USD community.
Summer 2020 Update  - After careful consideration, the university has made the decision to extend remote teaching to include Summer 2020. All summer sessions will be conducted remotely. The safety of our community is our top priority and we believe that extending remote teaching to support social distancing efforts is the best decision at this time.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn from key players in the community involved in the ownership, management and regulation of real property in San Diego
  • Understand the tasks, opportunities and risks associated with real estate development
  • Recognize the role of the private and public sector in environmental protection, land use and real estate
  • Explore various types of development, such as mixed use, residential, industrial and commercial

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This series is designed for real estate professionals who wish to lay a foundation for advancement in their career, those seeking knowledge in real estate disciplines or specialization, and individuals interested in pursuing further real estate professional study to complement their real estate industry experience.

Course Materials: All materials will be shared via Dropbox.




"USD's "Projects in Action" real estate extension course is a must do for anyone pursuing a career in real estate development or any related supportive fields. Gary London's influence and experience opens doors and sheds light on the top projects and high profile developers in San Diego County. We were given exclusive access, guided tours to four projects - led by the developers themselves. Be prepared to take lots of notes - you will learn about the best practices, pain, and patience required - to complete a successful real estate development from the ground up. I highly recommended this course." — Doug Taber, Your Apartment Broker, Coldwell Banker West
"This course has been very insightful and very hands on. I really enjoyed going from site to site and seeing the different ideas and plans. I learned a great deal from to the project manager speaking not only about the project that we were looking at but also past projects. It was also nice to hear about their background as well. I am very new to real estate and this course helped a ton. I learned a lot about mix-use and how it is becoming more and more prevalent. I thought it was a very interesting point that people that live in San Diego don’t necessarily eat/shop in San Diego because of the commute. I love how mixed use can bring living and shopping all to one place. I also really enjoyed learning about the businesses and the three core amenities they produce. I thought it was smart to have a nice gym and bicycles to promote healthy lifestyles and competitions for businesses/tenants." — Tami Friedrich

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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