URP 516

URP 516– Entrepreneurship for Development

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Course No.: 23929

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Semester: 2016 Spring

Location: Diefendorf – 103

Meeting Day(s): Thursday

Meeting Time: 8:30AM - 11:10AM

Faculty: Sinatra

Faculty: Sinatra

Many have ideas about real estate development projects. But how do you take an idea, to a finished product, and importantly make money (or at least not lose money).  This course will provide students with real world examples and case studies from local and national projects of a range of types on how a plot of dirt, or a dilapidated building turned into an asset that adds value to an investment portfolio, and a community.

This semester-long course will include instruction by the professor who, using lecture, case study analysis, site visits and assigned readings and assignments will lead students to an understanding of basics principles and special considerations of real estate development.

This course covers topic from evaluating the initial idea, analyzing the idea, financing a proposal and managing the project to completion.

FENTON VILLAGE, a three phase redevelopment project completed by course instructor, Nick Sinatra. The corner was a dilapidated and crime-ridden, and now home to luxury apartment units and commercial space. This project will be used as material for course.