Legal & Taxation Issues & Interdisciplinary Decision-Making in Real Estate


Course Details

About this Course

Extension of second-term development concepts to a discounted cash flow (DCF) model and investment analysis. Students discuss the often complex legal issues surrounding title, ownership, construction, financing, purchase contracts, environmental law and leases. Students examine the overlay and subtleties of these legal and tax aspects of commercial real estate, then apply the entire coursework to the practicalities of commercial real estate decision making.

Topics include:

  • Legal relationships of commercial real estate transactions
  • Tax treatments (depreciation, capital gains, calculation of basis, and measurement of after-tax returns)
  • Synthesis of topics discussed in all three courses

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Commercial Real Estate.