Summer 2013 EMBA Course

B7314-001: Real Estate Finance

EMBA Thursday Electives , Thurs Evenings 6-9PM (see EMBA elective schedule for specific dates) - 06:00PM to 09:00PM

Instructor: Daniel Adkinson; Christopher Mayer

Prerequisite(s): B7302


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Real estate accounts for one third of the world's capital assets. This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of real estate valuation, cycles, markets, investments, and decision-making, using modern finance and economics tools. The bulk of the course covers income-producing (commercial) property, although we will discuss residential housing as well. This course provides a unified finance-based framework to answer real estate investment decision-making problems encountered in the real world. Doing so requires a good understanding of the institutional features that differentiate real estate from other asset classes and markets as well as modern finance and economics tools.


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J. Daniel Adkinson

Adjunct ProfessorDan Adkinson serves as a Managing Director of NewStar and Head of its Commercial Real Estate lending division. He also serves as a member of NewStar's Management Committee. Mr. Adkinson has more than 30 years experience in the origination, underwriting, management and workout of portfolios of senior and subordinated real estate debt investments. For the past decade he has been a portfolio manager at JP Morgan...

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Christopher Mayer

Co-DirectorProfessor Mayer is Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate and Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. His research explores a variety of topics in real estate and financial markets, including housing cycles, mortgage markets, debt securitization, and commercial real estate valuation. Dr. Mayer is also a principal at Longbridge Financial, a new and innovative company focused on developing and delivering reverse mortgage products to...

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