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Sears, Curtis

Teaching Professor



courses taught

  • BUSM 3050 - Introduction to Real Estate
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Surveys a variety of real estate topics including real estate transaction law, real estate markets and valuation, real estate finance and investments, real estate development, real estate sustainability and real property and asset management. Concentrates on applying economic and finance concepts to real estate problems. Students comfortable with fundamental economic principles and with the mathematics of finance will do well in this class.
  • MSBC 5600 - Real Estate Principles
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    The objective of the course is to provide students with the foundational terms, concepts, and principles fundamental to real estate. The content is divided into five sections, each section covering a different aspect of real estate including its legal foundations, types of real estate, contracts and leases, real estate mortgage loans, and valuation and investment. The course is largely lecture and conversational in format.
  • REAL 3000 - Principles of Real Estate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduction to real estate covering a broad spectrum of real estate principles and terms including legal concepts, regulation and land use, industry issues, valuation, financing methods and sources and investment analysis. Excellent elective for all Leeds students and provides the foundation for other real estate courses. Degree credit not granted for this course and BUSM 3005 or REAL 2010.
  • REAL 4000 - Real Estate Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Building upon the legal concepts and issues introduced in REAL 3000, this course involves a deeper study of the laws and legal issues impacting and governing real property rights and interests including the acquisition, ownership, possession, use and transfer of real property.
  • REAL 4810 - Real Estate Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    As the capstone course for the Real Estate Certificate program, students are required to complete approximately 150 internship hours over the semester (approximately 10 hours per week). The class component of the course focuses on career options and opportunities in real estate. Contact the Real Estate Center for internship and registration information. Spring only.
  • REAL 4850 - Senior Seminar in Real Estate
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2024
    As the capstone course for the Real Estate Emphasis, the course utilizes, integrates and builds upon the knowledge and skills students have learned and developed in their real estate coursework. The objectives and methods of the course include: (1) a practical, real-life application and integration of the students' knowledge and skills through real estate case studies and analysis; (2) improved teamwork, public speaking and presentation skills through live, team presentations of cases; (3) consideration and analysis of ethical issues and implications in real estate; and (4) knowledge of real estate vocations and improved job search skills and strategies including a portfolio of work product from the course.


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