Georgia Tech is planning to launch a new master of real estate development degree.
"The new degree is a collaborative academic program that has technical, design, and construction components that are aligned with business, planning, and policy aspects of real estate development," says a summary posted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. "The program promotes the sustainable utilization of land and property. Program resources will be leveraged among three academic units within the College of Design, specifically the School of Architecture, the School of Building Construction, and the School of City and Regional Planning. Broader collaborations will occur with the Scheller College of Business, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the School of Public Policy. The curriculum is a design based real estate development program that focuses on planning, design, finance, and construction. Opportunities will be developed and made available for multidisciplinary research in real estate design and sustainability."