By the year 2030, according to projections, this country will need nearly 427 billion square feet of new and renovated living space—real estate which will give us adequate room to live, work, and shop. When that year arrives, half of the buildings in use will have been constructed after 2000. Meanwhile, downtown districts across the country are in great need of renewal.
What it all means is that the coming years will see a flurry of real estate development. That means a flurry of opportunity for individuals working in fields such as property development, urban planning, and community and economic development. It means the same for those in redevelopment and management, investment banking, and real estate and land use law. Likewise for anyone in real estate marketing and brokerage and a variety of consulting specializations.
Why the graduate certificate? If you are one such entrepreneur, consider Ball State’s graduate certificate in real estate development (RED) as a way of promoting the public interest by working for sustainable communities, affordable and livable communities, and community economic development. You can also see it as an entryway to a master’s program in urban and regional planning or business administration (MBA), since a limited number of credits earned for the certificate can apply toward these graduate degrees.
The RED certificate is the only such program in Indiana. While pursuing the certificate you will benefit from the resources of six nationally ranked Ball State programs, including family and consumer sciences, urban design, urban planning, health science, accounting, and business administration.
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