Professional Course

Real Estate Development: Planning and Process

GetSmarter, Online
6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Real Estate Development: Planning and Process

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

An in-depth overview of the complex relationship between the public and private sectors in real estate development and planning.

An enhanced understanding of how the state regulates and administers land use to facilitate and control private real estate development.

Valuable insight into the pros and cons of public-private partnerships in the real estate development context.

The ability to effectively analyze how public and private interests intersect to create new real estate development opportunities that drive the transformation of cities.

Who should attend?

This Course Is for You if:

  • You’re interested in the impact of shared vision-building in the real estate development space
  • You want to develop the knowledge and skills to innovate and transform within the standard zoning regimen
  • You’re seeking to build the confidence to approach regulators with new ideas and opportunities

Training content

Module 1

Visions of the City — Public Planning and Private Development

Discover how various public stakeholders view and plan the city, and how these different plans impact real estate development and city-making.

Module 2

Zoning Fundamentals and the Development Process

Learn how the state acts to shape its cities using a zoning framework to regulate land use and development.

Module 3

Discretionary Zoning and Development Review Process

Discover how public, private, and community stakeholders negotiate through the discretionary zoning process to obtain public and project-based benefits.

Module 4

Public Benefits and Real Estate Value Capture

Explore the complex interactions and trade-offs between public, private, and community stakeholders in the development process.

Module 5

The Role of the State in Making Cities

Explore the powers and tools available to the public sector in making cities and the emergence of public-private partnerships.

Module 6

Public-Private Partnerships — Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Understand how public and private interests intersect to create new opportunities in real estate development and the transformation of cities.

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 7–10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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