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UW Real Estate Courses: 2011-2012
I am teaching four graduate-level courses and a capstone course this year at the University of Washington. I am also a guest lecturer in the Commercial Real Estate Certificate. I use Moodle, an open-source courseware package, on my own server to host my courses and provide a technology-enhanced learning experience for my students. As such, all lectures, current readings, tutorials, cases, quizzes and related materials are available on-line to create an asynchronous learning environment. This helps increase accessibility and accommodates the different backgrounds and learning styles that characterize my interdisciplinary pool of students. It also facilitates teamwork and collaboration which complements individualized learning. The site also includes discussion forums and other materials including my Glossary of over 4,200 real estate terms as well as some interactive tools. The following is a brief synopsis of my courses in reverse chronological order.
On October 13, 2011 Terry Grissom and I were guest lectures for the Commercial Real Estate Certificate program offered through UW Educational Outreach. We covered market analysis from a broad spectrum including: macro-market analysis, market analysis theory, and applied micro-market analysis. Our lecture materials (without animations) included:
Part 1: Macro-Market Analysis (DeLisle). This lecture drew on a combination of primary research (i.e., survey research) and secondary research (i.e., literature). It was labelled "The Fall of Our Discontent."
Paccar Hall, Rm 294
This is a speaker series which is designed to introduce students to leading real estate professionals. Each speaker will introduce themselves and/or colleagues, and their career path, their company and what they're up to in the current market. They will also make recommendations to students as they start their academic studies and prepare for successful careers in real estate and related firms.
See the table below for a detailed schedule and hyperlinks to speaker bios and corporate websites. This is an open enrollment, service course to advance interdisciplinary inquiry in real estate.
This is a required real estate course that serves as the gateway to other real estate course offerings. The course is comprised of four major components: text, readings, lectures and a team-based project. The metrics include a series of quizzes, a formal project presentation, a formal project report, and a final exam.
The course exposes students to the overall real estate process, using a "site in search of a use" problem as a case study. The course objectives include helping build a foundation of real estate knowledge, master specific skill sets, and cultivate an eye toward critical thinking needed to solve a variety of real estate problems and ultimately, provide leadership to the industry and guidance for the communities in which they operate. Some of the materials are contained in the Cases/Tutorials.
Other Teaching and Outreach
If you are interested in Feasibility and Market Analysis, you might want to review some of my annotated presentations. Of particular note are:
"Real Estate Market Analysis." The is a link to a partially annotated guest lecture on Real Estate Market Analysis presented to the 2010-2011 Commercial Real Estate Certificate program offered through the UW Extension. Dr. Terry V. Grissom also participated in the session.
Upcoming Real Estate Courses: Winter/Spring 2012
Spring 2012: Feasibility Analysis and Real Estate Portfolio Management
Real Estate Feasibility Analysis. Real Estate Feasibility Analysis focuses on problem-solving, critical thinking and decision support for a range of feasibility problems. Since we exposed students to the "site in search of a use" problem in Real Estate Process, the feasibility course concentrates on a "use in search of a site," and an "investor in search of involvement" problem. This content ensures students develop a framework for approaching the full range of feasibility problems during their graduate real estate studies at the University of Washington.
Real Estate Portfolio Management. This is a capstone course for the MSRE program. It is offered in a working laboratory setting where students draw on their coursework, experience and industry knowledge to develop a comprehensive portfolio plan for a targeted investor. The students will explore the full range of investment options including public/private, debt/equity, domestic/global and core/value-add/opportunistic. The students will incorporate best practices to demonstrate their understanding of the drivers of value and performance of property types, markets and other diversification categories. They will also conduct primary market research necessary to develop recommendations that will culminate in a Portfolio Management Plan, as well as a Portfolio Policies, Implementation and Management. The course will be team-taught by Drs. Jim DeLisle and Terry V. Grissom.