Alan Feldman

Alan Feldman
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    1400 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302


Professor Alan F. Feldman is the chief executive officer of Resource Real Estate, a firm that manages over $2 billion of direct real estate investments, commercial real estate loans and a global real estate securities business. Alan has over 25 years of real estate investment experience, including leadership roles at Lazard, Freres & Co. and Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. He is a member of The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Currently, he is of the affiliated faculty at The Wharton School and teaches Real Estate Development. Alan earned his MBA from Wharton and also has a BS and MS in chemical engineering degrees from Tufts University.




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Past Courses


    REAL 821


    This course evaluates "ground-up" development as well as re-hab, re-development, and acquisition investments. We examine raw and developed land and the similarities and differences of traditional real estate product types including office, R & D, retail, warehouses, single family and multi-family residential, mixed use, and land as well as "specialty" uses like golf courses, assisted living, and fractional share ownership. Emphasis is on concise analysis and decision making. We discuss the development process with topics including market analysis, site acquisition, due diligence, zoning, entitlements, approvals, site planning, building design, construction, financing, leasing, and ongoing management and disposition. Special topics like workouts and running a development company are also discussed. Course lessons apply to all markets but the class discusses U.S. markets only. Throughout the course, we focus on risk management and leadership issues. Numerous guest lecturers who are leaders in the real estate industry participate in the learning process. Format: predominately case analysis and discussion, some lectures, project visits.


    All independent studies must be arranged and approved by a Real Estate Department faculty member.


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