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REP-604 Real Estate Law/Land Use Regulation

3 Credits

This course covers the standard legal transactions and instruments (such as ground leases, contracts, deeds, and development and operation agreements) involved in real estate practice. The emphasis, however, is on the ways in which private development occurs within the public sphere. This involves zoning and other land use and environmental regulations to which all development is subject. It also involves developer designation, land disposition agreements, and other legally binding public instruments in the context of public-private ventures and the development of publicly owned sites, to ensure that development provides public benefits as well as private profit.