UM School of Architecture

About MRED+U

Dramatic changes taking place in the demographic composition of metropolitan regions, real estate finance, energy and transportation policy, community planning, and the impact of green building on both sustainability and the bottom-line will require a new generation of leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in real estate development.

The Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) at the University of Miami is an interdisciplinary one-year graduate program that combines the fundamentals of real estate development with livable community planning and design.

The MRED+U Program is designed to provide students with the skills and experience to compete in the evolving world of urban real estate development. The curriculum is enriched by the University’s location in one of the world’s most dynamic real estate markets and by the School of Architecture faculty’s experience in community building. Course offerings include real estate finance, market analysis, real estate law, land use policies and codes, construction and project management, public private partnerships, the development process, sustainable development and entrepreneurship. The curriculum incorporates case studies and materials on mixed-use development, urban infill, the redevelopment and repositioning of urban properties, historic preservation, and the integration of design, policy, management and real estate development decision making in shaping the built environment of communities.

The Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism draws on the combined strengths of faculty from the School of Architecture, an international leader in urban and livable community design; the School of Business Administration, identified as the number one business school in Florida by the Wall Street Journal and the number five business school
in the nation by Hispanic Business; the School of Law, which offers an LLM degree in Real Property; the College of Engineering, with strong civil, architectural and environmental engineering programs; and the interdisciplinary Urban Studies Program in the College of Arts and Science.

The MRED+U program is administered by the School of Architecture. The University of Miami’s School of Architecture was ranked number one in the nation for the study of New Urbanism in a survey conducted by New Urban News, and in 2007 was awarded the John Nolen Medal for Contributions to Urbanism in Florida.

The MRED+U prepares real estate industry professionals capable of tapping the power of the market to deliver development that offers a high quality of life for diverse populations to live, work, and pursue daily activities in walkable, sustainable neighborhoods and communities.

Students and professionals interested in MRED+U should feel free to contact or visit advisors in the Office of Academic Services at the University of Miami School of Architecture located at 1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL (305-284-3731).