Bloustein, RBS Center for Real Estate to offer new grad certificate in real estate development and redevelopment

December 12, 2016

Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate, in partnership with the Bloustein School, has announced it will now offer a graduate-level certification program focusing on real estate development and redevelopment.

Real estate development and redevelopment occupies a vital role in local, state and regional economies; offering vital employment and commerce opportunities. To effectively develop these sites to contribute value to the communities they serve, a multi-faceted base of knowledge is crucial to those working in this field. This certificate program will offer just that with a wide range of courses across the topics of land use planning, property tax regimes, urban redevelopment, environmental law and policy, community economic development, and others. Students receiving this certification will be set for a long and successful career in this crucially important field.

“The Rutgers Business School, Center for Real Estate was established to provide students with the most important and current skills in the field of real estate,” added Morris A.  Davis, the Paul V. Profeta chair and academic director of the Rutgers Business School Center for Real Estate. “This certificate focuses on the theories, methods, practical skills, and contextual knowledge needed to work at high level within the industry. This innovative and interdisciplinary program integrates existing coursework offered at the esteemed Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the Center for Real estate providing students with an important skill set and knowledge of estate for future careers in real estate, public planning and urban design.”

“We are excited to offer this certification in conjunction with the Rutgers Business School,” said David Listokin, a distinguished professor of urban planning and policy development at the Bloustein School.

Clint Andrews, an associate dean at the Bloustein School, added: “We recognize that this program offers a high value, low cost way for students to expand their knowledge base and acquire additional skills that will help them both professionally and in development of sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life for residents. The reciprocal nature of this program is unique and offers students with expertise in design, land use, redevelopment and planning an exposure to developers’ perspectives. Students with real estate experience will receive an immersive experience in urban planning.”

Currently the certification is only open to any Rutgers Master of City & Regional Planning or Master of Business Administration students. The program is designed so that students can complete a number of the 18 credits required for the certificate as a part of their coursework for their master’s degrees. The initial course offerings for the Spring 2017 semester at the undergraduate level will be Real Estate Capital Markets and Real Estate Finance. At the graduate level the course offerings are Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Appraisal and Real Estate Law.

For more information on the certificate, please visit

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