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Todd Sinai

research interests: commercial real estate and real estate investment trusts, real estate and public economics, risk and pricing in housing markets, taxation of real estate and capital gains

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Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center

International Housing Finance Program

Wharton MBA Real Estate Club

Wharton Undergrad Real Estate Club

Wharton Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS Lab)

Wharton Real Estate Department

Welcome to the Real Estate Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania!

Wharton's Real Estate Department seeks to produce sophisticated professionals with the necessary skills to succeed in the business world but who also have a broader perspective on the issues involved in creating and maintaining living and working environments. Relevant issues that department faculty examine include finance, investments, production, operations, development law, design, environmental remediation, public policy, economic market analysis, and architecture.

U.S. News and World Report has repeatedly ranked Wharton's real estate MBA program as the top in the nation. The Real Estate Department offers concentrations in real estate at three levels:

  • Undergraduate Program
  • MBA Program
  • Doctoral Programs

Required courses focus on real estate law, finance, and development, while electives allow students to explore a variety of issues related to the industry. The department has developed curricula at the undergraduate and master's levels that thoroughly explore important areas of the practice of real estate and expose students to the frontiers of research.