Real Estate Economics

Suburban community filled with new houses.

New homes are quickly replacing farmland in this suburb west of Des Moines, Iowa. (Image courtesy of Lynn Betts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.)


MIT Course Number

11.433J / 15.021J

As Taught In

Fall 2008



Cite This Course

Course Features

Course Description

This course, offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate, focuses on developing an understanding of the macroeconomic factors that shape and influence markets for real property. We will develop the theory of land markets and locational choice. The material covered includes studies of changing economic activities, demographic trends, transportation and local government behavior as they affect real estate.

Other OCW Versions

Archived versions: Question_avt logo

William Wheaton. 11.433J Real Estate Economics, Fall 2008. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.