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UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D)

Joined in September 2019

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UC Berkeley's Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) program is training the next generation of real estate developers, by putting innovative design, sustainability, and social equity at the center of real estate development. Our rapidly urbanizing world faces major challenges, ranging from climate change to social inequality. We need real estate professionals who have a deep knowledge of how development can bring positive benefits to society and the environment, and who understand the power of design to make cities efficient, livable, distinctive, and valued.

Our full time, on-campus 11 month interdisciplinary degree kicks off each summer in June where students complete a summer intensive before continuing to the fall and spring semester. Our curriculum covers the fundamentals of real estate markets, finance, urban economics, property and land use law, project feasibility analysis, and the details of the urban development process. But we include ‘design’ in the degree’s name for a reason. The MRED+D program goes beyond tradition, to link real estate to the world of design based on two convictions. One is that successful real estate development requires excellence in urban design, planning, and sustainability. The other is that design thinking – the iterative process of problem finding, prototyping solutions, and iterative critique – is fundamental to producing the most valued and valuable real estate projects.

UC Berkeley's Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) program is training the next generation of real estate developers, by putting innovative design, sustainability, and social equity at the center of real estate development. Our…

Issue Areas Include

  • Climate Change
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Housing & Homelessness

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