Graduate Certificate Program Real Estate Development

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Real Estate Development Graduate Certificate Overview

Dramatic changes in the real estate industry over the past decade require an advanced set of interdisciplinary skills for commercial and residential real estate practitioners in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development has been designed to build the technical and analytical knowledge of those who wish to enter the industry or to further develop the skills of industry professionals.

Degree Details

  • GC
    Graduate Certificate
    On campus
    Total Credits
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Real Estate Development Graduate Certificate: Why PSU?

Courses within the Certificate program are taught by faculty from the School of Urban Studies and Planning, and the School of Business Administration. Classes combine theoretical, empirical, and case studies methods, and involve assistance from the Portland metropolitan area real estate industry professionals. All required classes are taught during evening hours to accommodate the demands of working professionals, as well as full-time students.

What can I do with a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development?

The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development is for experienced professionals who wish to deepen their understanding of real estate financing, land use, economic development and valuations. Ideal candidates for this certificate include legal professionals seeking further specialization in real estate law, public employees seeking career advancement, and private sector professionals wanting to rise to the next level of commercial or residential development.

Featured Courses

  • Real Estate Finance I
  • Real Estate Development I
  • Real Estate Development II
  • Community, Planning and Ethics

Featured Electives

  • Real Estate Finance II
  • Affordable Housing Finance
  • Site Planning
  • Green Buildings I
  • Project Design
  • Urban Housing Policies


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).