Published Sept. 3, 2013
College of Charleston students interested in commercial real estate now have the chance to minor in it.
“Charleston’s commercial real estate industry is not only on the rise but exceeding national trends, so the timing is perfect for a student to explore this minor,” Alan T. Shao, dean of the college’s School of Business, said in a news release.
The curriculum is built around three components of the commercial real estate system: use markets, the asset market and the development industry. The program will give students an understanding of those components as well as how the participants in each component make business decisions.
“The commercial real estate minor comes at a time when downtown Charleston continues to thrive with economic development and building renovation and our region attracts businesses that require development and office space,” Shao said.
The minor requires two courses, Principles of Real Estate and Real Estate Finance, as well as elective courses on topics such as market analysis, investment analysis, urban economics, urbanization and urban geography, and architectural design studio.