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Real Estate Institute Summer High School Program

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For more information, call 212-636-7626 or email

Enhance your college portfolio and learn how real estate really works at Fordham's Real Estate Institute at Lincoln Center NYC.

Choose one, or all three courses this summer!

Certificate in Building Design, Development and Innovation

This summer, get a behind-the-scenes look at the many facets of the New York City real estate industry and learn what it takes to succeed in this fast-paced, high-income field. The Fordham University Real Estate Institute offers high school students the opportunity to learn how real estate—the built environment in which we all live, work, and play—is designed, constructed, and developed.

Through a mix of live lectures, hands-on exercises, and examinations of prominent New York City properties, students gain a unique perspective into the numerous college study and career options that the field of real estate offers. All courses are taught by experienced industry professionals from Fordham's Real Estate Institute.

This certificate is awarded to students who complete two summer courses.

Summer 2022 Courses

Real Estate Development in NYC: Principles and Process | REHS-0200 / $995
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 11-14, 2022 (Live online)
Gain an understanding of the phases, procedures, and complexities of developing and redeveloping various property types including multifamily, office, and mixed-use real estate. Topics covered include an overview of the real estate development process; assembling the team; project stakeholders; market analysis and site selection; environmental review; marketability and design considerations; and more. Course includes site visits. Students will receive a certificate of attendance.

Real Estate Development in NYC: Entrepreneurship and Innovation REHS-0204 / $995
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 18-21, 2022 (Live online)   
Explore the personal skills, organizational challenges, and market factors that influence the success of an entrepreneurial business and learn to solve problems that matter for entrepreneurial ventures focused on the business of real estate. Discuss and analyze issues that real estate startups face and work towards delivering workable solutions. Coursework will entail working in teams to devise a business idea or cutting-edge real estate business opportunity and develop a business model with the goal of attracting angel investors. At the conclusion of the course, students will have enhanced insight and skills to undertake an entrepreneurial real estate business either now or at some future point in their careers.

Real Estate Development in NYC: Building Design and Sustainability REHS-0202 / $995
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 25-28, 2022 (Live online)
Learn how the built environment is designed and developed through the prism of the professional practice of architecture. Topics covered include the history of pre-modern architectural design and modern architectural design including materials, form, and fabrication techniques; sustainable building practices; types of and career options in architectural practices; regulatory matters; building codes and zoning; elementary structural engineering; elementary MEP systems; capturing and conveying expressive ideas; Computer-Aided Design; Building Information Modeling; coordination of architecture and engineering systems and drawings; construction processes; the design charrette; and the role of the architect during the construction phase of a building.

Registration: Students are encouraged to register at least one week prior to the course start date. Enrollment deadline is three business days prior to the course start date.

Refund Policy: Students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw from the course before the official start date. If the intensive has already started, the refund schedule is as follows: 50% refund if the student withdraws before the third scheduled session. No refund thereafter.