Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 657 Real Estate Development



Course Description

This course will focus on real estate development using the development of a shopping center as the paradigm. In the course, we will take the development project from the acquisition of land, through financing and construction of the shopping center, and finish with the leasing of stores in the shopping center. Students will be assigned to law firms of two or three students and over the course of the semester each firm will negotiate and draft documents for three separate aspects of the development process.ÊFor example, students in a firm may negotiate a long term ground lease, the construction financing of the shopping center, and an anchor tenant lease; they will also draft all of the documents appropriate to those transactions and make short presentations on them in class. Enrollment limited to 16 students.