Brandeis International Business School

Real Estate Finance

The MA concentration in Real Estate Finance provides the analytic skills and quantitative tools needed to scale their careers in real estate acquisitions, development, portfolio management, credit risk analysis, property management, emerging markets, leasing and urban planning. The curriculum also includes credit risk analysis, marketing management and more

Careers in Real Estate Finance

Students in this concentration land jobs in acquisitions, development, investment and market research, asset and portfolio management, finance and capital markets as well as property management, leasing and urban planning. Employers have included AEW Capital Management, CoStar Portfolio Strategy, Cushman and Wakefield, Forest Properties, JP Morgan, Walker & Dunlop and other leading firms.

Gaohan "Zack" Zhang

Gaohan "Zack" Zhang

Country Garden Group

Associate Director of Overseas Finance Department

Johanna Silverio

Johanna Silverio

Boston Financial Investment Management

Senior Associate, Asset Management

Faculty Spotlight: Shaw Lupton

Shaw Lupton

Adjunct Professor Shaw Lupton is a director on the product leadership team at CoStar, a real estate technology company.

Before product, he helped CoStar's consulting business grow to advise over $1T in capital on fundraising, portfolio allocation, and diligence. Mr. Lupton has held several leadership positions with the Urban Land Institute, where he co-founded the Boston Real Estate Technology Council and is a founding member of the Americas Technology & Real Estate Council. He has been featured as an expert source in business media including Bloomberg, National Real Estate Investor and The New York Times.

Concentration Requirements

The MA concentration in Real Estate Finance requires the completion of 18 credits.

Group 1: Required Courses (6 credits)
  • BUS 235f: Real Estate Fundamentals (2 credits)
  • FIN 225f: Real Estate Finance (2 credits)
  • FIN 242f: Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
Group 2: Electives (12 credits)
  • BUS 211a Foundations of Data Analytics (4 credits)
  • BUS 212a Advanced Data Analytics (4 credits)
  • BUS 236f: Int. Real Estate in Emerging Markets (2 credits)
  • BUS 237f: Int. Real Estate in Mature Markets (2 credits)
  • BUS 238f: Real Estate Development (2 credits)
  • BUS 253a: Marketing Research (4 credits)
  • FIN 216f: Financial Statement Analysis (2 credits)
  • FIN 261a: Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
Capstone (4 credits)
  • BUS 293a: Real Estate Field Project (4 credits)

Real Estate Initiative

The Real Estate Program at Brandeis International Business School prepares students for successful real estate careers in both the Northeast region and around the globe.

As one of the most valuable asset classes in the world, real estate offers students a wide variety of rewarding career paths. Brandeis students can secure jobs in acquisitions, development, portfolio management, asset management, urban planning and more.


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