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Jun 06 - 07, 2024
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On Campus
Course Length
2 Days
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Delve into the economic fundamentals and business strategies of sustainable real estate development, management, and investment. In this highly interactive course, you will join real estate professionals from around the world to develop the analytical skills and frameworks you need to approach sustainability as a real estate business strategy.


Course Overview

Driven by regulation pressure, capital market requirements, and customer demands, a growing number of real estate investors, developers, and operators are putting sustainability at the center of their business and investment strategies. To succeed in this sustainable megatrend in the real estate sector, professionals need strategies that reform traditional “green” approaches by merging economics, investment approaches, technology, and governance changes.
In this course, you will acquire proven frameworks for analyzing sustainable real estate challenges and solutions in real estate and financial markets. By assessing case studies featuring leading companies and projects, you will learn to:

  • Integrate sustainability into market analysis, design, permitting, finance, and project delivery as a critical business strategy
  • Tackle climate risks and explore climate change’s impact on real estate asset
  • Achieve net-zero real estate operation and management for your portfolio 
  • Integrate ESG strategy into your real estate portfolio

Certificate of Completion from MIT Professional Education

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Learning Outcomes
  • Learn to assess supply and demand for sustainable real estate at asset, city, and portfolio levels
  • Enhance your understanding of climate mitigation and adaptation in the real estate sector
  • Discover how to approach sustainable real estate as an integrated business strategy, including in areas such as asset acquisition, development, operation, portfolio net-zero, and ESG goals

Program Outline

This course meets 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday-Friday. Please note all times are US Eastern Daylight Time. Schedule is subject to change.

Day One

  • The economics of green building
  • Green amenities and real estate value
  • Climate risks and real estate investment
  • Sustainability at the portfolio level

Day Two

  • The business case of green and healthy building
  • Reinventing sustainable real estate in the digital age
  • ESG and portfolio decarbonization
  • Industry dialogue
Who Should Attend
  • CEOs, executives, and managers in real estate investment, development, operation, and asset management firms who need to stay ahead of emerging industry trends 
  • Real estate developers or investors who want to capitalize on sustainability investment opportunities
  • Sustainability professionals who are ready to explore the shift toward more sustainable real estate products and looking to acquire best practices from market leaders



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