The Program is centered in the Finance department at Goizueta. Students are trained in the nuances of the industry, with emphasis on factors that make up the market and the intricacies of properties as an asset. In addition to fundamentals, students receive high-level training in development, REITS and capital markets. Courses allow flexibility and local interaction, giving students a competitive advantage. Because real estate also involves marketing, strategy and other aspects of business, students are encouraged to take classes from all areas of the school to enrich their understanding of the industry.
382 - Real Estate Law
482 - Real Estate Market Analysis
488 - Real Estate Development
489 - Adv Real Estate Finance
582 - Real Estate Law
682 - Real Estate Market Analysis
MBA Program participants may make arrangements with faculty and staff to design a customized study program tailored to desired learning objectives. Independent studies may span various graduate programs or focus on a single objective, such as a recent case based course "Real Estate Cash Flow Modeling and Pro Forma Analysis."
In addition to the prominent faculty members that are the foundation of the Program, several classes are taught by highly accomplished adjunct professors who contribute valuable lessons based on real world experiences and provide additional exposure to current business practices.
Marvin R. Banks, Jr.
Mr. Banks, the former CFO of Gables Residential (NYSE: GBP) and current President and CFO of Cortland Partners, was financially responsible for development or acquisition in excess of $3 billion of Class A apartments. Mr. Banks also orchestrated the $2.8 Billion sale of Gables to ING Clarion in 2005. He brings a breadth of knowledge, expertise, and relationships in capital market activities, external communications, and strategic planning.
Jim Grissett is an investor focused on REITs and real estate securities. He was a founding partner of The Parthenon Group, a firm that managed real estate investments in both direct and securitized formats. He directed their alliance with a $1.8 billion investment advisor, with core REIT fund returns exceeding index benchmarks for four years by an average of over 600 basis points annually among the top records in the industry.
As Vice President of Development and Acquisitions for Redstone's Tampa office, Lyle Fogarty is responsible for pursuing new acquisition opportunities throughout the United States with a primary focus on retail, office, and industrial. Prior to joining Redstone, Mr. Fogarty spent 10 years in Atlanta working for Crescent Resources, LLC and Trammell Crow Company in a development role. In his previous roles, he led the development efforts for industrial, retail and mixed-use projects.