Three major trends are impacting infrastructure development and large-scale property investment across the globe: rural migration into overcrowded cities; scarcity of energy, clean water, clean air, and land; and deterioration of public finance. At the intersection of these challenges lie major opportunities for the private sector to contribute to—and profit from—the emergence of new urban areas around the world. This year's Real Estate Executive Seminar explores several key components of successful cities in emerging markets, focusing on buildings, hard infrastructure, and how cities compete. Situations range from urban form and scale to innovative financing models, as well as new technologies that create value through more efficient use of water, power, transit, and other key resources.

What You Can Expect

Immense opportunities exist for business, planning, and finance as the pace of change and the stress on resources accelerate in today's growing cities—while the need for private finance also expands. This program presents the frameworks for understanding and capitalizing on the pressures, disruptions, and opportunities that are fueled by rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and challenged public finance.

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Immense opportunities exist for business, planning, and finance as the pace of change and the stress on resources accelerate in today's growing cities—while the need for private finance also expands. This program presents the frameworks for understanding and capitalizing on the pressures, disruptions, and opportunities that are fueled by rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and challenged public finance.

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Your Course of Study

Through recent case studies and the latest research, this program prepares you to develop business models for the private provision of public infrastructure. You also will learn to evaluate, finance, and execute projects that promote greater resource efficiency across a rapidly expanding population base.

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Through recent case studies and the latest research, this program prepares you to develop business models for the private provision of public infrastructure. You also will learn to evaluate, finance, and execute projects that promote greater resource efficiency across a rapidly expanding population base.

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Who Is Right for the Program

This program is designed primarily for property investors and senior leaders of real estate firms. It also is appropriate for closely aligned industries, notably providers of and investors in city infrastructure, including water, power, roads, infotech, and transit. Public officials interested in resource efficiency, regional competitiveness, and sustainable urbanization will find this offering useful in coordinating and influencing private investment in the buildings and other structures within their jurisdictions.

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This program is designed primarily for property investors and senior leaders of real estate firms. It also is appropriate for closely aligned industries, notably providers of and investors in city infrastructure, including water, power, roads, infotech, and transit. Public officials interested in resource efficiency, regional competitiveness, and sustainable urbanization will find this offering useful in coordinating and influencing private investment in the buildings and other structures within their jurisdictions.

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Faculty

Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

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John D. Macomber

Senior Lecturer and Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow. Member of the Finance Unit; president and chief executive officer, BuildingVision, Inc.; faculty chair of "Investing in Sustainable, Competitive Cities"; and faculty cochair of the "Real Estate Management Program."

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Every Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants' thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.

For detailed biographies, click on each faculty name.

John D. Macomber

Senior Lecturer and Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow. Member of the Finance Unit; president and chief executive officer, BuildingVision, Inc.; faculty chair of "Investing in Sustainable, Competitive Cities"; and faculty cochair of the "Real Estate Management Program."

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Admissions

Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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Please submit your application at least four weeks before the program start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Because Executive Education programs enhance the leadership capacity of the participants as well as their organizations, HBS expects the full commitment of both. While participants are attending a program, sponsoring organizations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.

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