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Clark University    
  Dec 14, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

IDCE 30204 - Advanced Community Development Finance and Research

This Masters or PhD level course is designed for students who demonstrate competence in real estate or business finance and/or have successfully completed an introductory course ‘Community Development Finance’. An expansion of a basic Community Development Finance course, this course includes advanced lectures on financial feasibility sensitivity; market analysis; real estate appraisal; the RFP process; project mediation & implementation; construction contract negotiation; tax increment financing & bonding; loan guarantees; tax credits; brownfield financing and other complex public & private finance partnership concepts/programs/issues. Students are expected to be knowledgeable of debt and equity underwriting techniques and rationale. They also are required to have the ability to construct an Excel spreadsheet. A two hour introductory course ‘Community Development Finance’ DVD, produced by the instructor, is available to assist in ascertaining potential students’ competence for this level of study. Alternates every other year, in spring, with Advance Community Development and Planning Policy—Advanced/Long Term; ½ unit, in 2nd module;