Master in Real Estate Development

Exploring the relationship between real estate and the making of a city
The Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) explores the increasing relationship between real estate and the conscientious development of a city.



10 months





Mode of study






It is a one-year advanced degree aimed at understanding the breadth and depth of the development process. With a foundation in the economic, financial, strategic, and legal aspects of real estate development throughout the world, this comprehensive course goes beyond traditional subjects of the field. As urbanization, the digital revolution and concerns about global warming are increasing at an unprecedented pace and scale, students must be able to acquire up-to-date knowledge, use new and innovative tools, and have an integrated view of the factors involved in real estate to become leading professionals of the future.

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For the past years, our innovative Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) and Global Master in Real Estate Development (GMRED) programs have strengthened participants’ expertise in real estate development and given them the skill set to lead the way in this constantly evolving sector.


Why now is the best time to become a real estate leader

The coming climate transition will have a lasting impact on the real estate industry, creating new sources of value and revenue streams for both tenants and investors, as well as presenting an opportunity to transform communities. The shift to remote working and its social impact, plus the rise of online commerce and its impact on logistics, have already shaken up the industry as we know it. The circular economy, global flows of capital and the fast-changing social, economic and environmental (ESG) conditions in cities all require new skills and knowledge which go beyond the reach of the traditional real estate curriculum.

ESG factors are now more relevant than ever, with regulatory agencies increasingly requiring environmental factors to be taken into account in real estate projects, as well as investors applying ESG criteria as performance metrics. Issues such as equitable development, affordable housing and managing the impact of climate change are all vital for a holistic, sustainable understanding of real estate. The climate transition not only poses challenges, but presents unique opportunities for the real estate industry—leading to the creation of new job roles focused on reevaluating assets and achieving net-zero transition.

Taught by leading academics and industry sector experts, our programs use cutting-edge technologies and offer you real-world experience through site visits and international trips, ensuring you’re prepared for the challenges and opportunities of today’s real estate world.

Victor Aleñar

Senior Manager - Global Recruitment

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Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredits the IE Master in Real Estate Development, enabling graduates to enter the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). RICS delivers confidence through respected global standards, adopted and enforced by over 134,000 qualified and trainee professionals across the built and natural environment.


Letter from the Director

Dear Prospective Student,

Cities are centers for innovation, culture and learning.  Real estate developments are one of the main catalysts for growth and social development  in cities, as they bring people and businesses together and form communities. They also create some of the most significant environmental impacts related to climate change.

Today, the urbanization is occurring at unprecedented speed and scale.  The majority of the world’s population lives in urban centers and the figures are growing. This translates into an increasing role for responsible real estate developments.   Technology is also evolving and will provide new opportunities to effectively address emerging challenges. Investment environments are now global and becoming more complex; new governance models will impact the way we build, manage, and live in cities to create more competitive and democratic territories.

This 21st century is undergoing the most profound urban revolution to date, and in response, IE School of Architecture and Design has launched a Master in Real Estate Development (MRED).

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The future is sustainable. Join our masterclass with Tom Miller, Senior Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management, to discover the impact of climate change resilience on property investments.


10 reasons to join the Master in Real Estate Development

The Global Cities are about to see huge growth, and their real estate markets need to be ready for new waves of citizens, firms and global investors.


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One of the main goals in our institution is to foster the advancement of women in real estate. While gains have been made, we still need to take steps to provide equal opportunities, open doors for employment and recognition of talented women, and provide tools and knowledge for women´s progress.

At IE School of Architecture and Design, we offer special opportunities for women who wish to pursue a career in real estate.


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"Learning to collaborate with different people from different cultures and backgrounds enriches everyone’s mind."
Master in Real Estate Development
"MRED allowed me to meet incredible people and learn every single day from them, culturally, academically, and professionally. Today, I feel like a much more prepared professional with a lot more thirst for challenges."
Sergio Corona, Mexico
Master in Real Estate Development
"Modern real estate and city-making is vital due to the unprecedented scale and pace of urbanization in cities around the world."
Ioane Menabde, Georgia
Master in Real Estate Development
"If I could sum up the program in one word it would be “enriching.” The teaching, the variety of subjects, and the diverse nature of your classmates make this program special."
Ryan Theodore, Australia
Global Master in Real Estate Development
"If you want to learn something new or prepare to join the next project team, this program can be your secret weapon."
Ikuya Yasui, Japan
Master in Real Estate Development
"Urbanization is a major trend in the world today. Every single development project must be well defined to build adaptable cities of the future."
Tom Dahler, Germany
Master in Real Estate Development
"My plan is to learn about innovative real-estate practices and technology from around the world, and hopefully implement them back in Fiji."
Reginald Jokhan, Fiji
Global Master in Real Estate Development
"It’s been quite a spin seeing architecture from a completely different angle. In these two weeks, I’ve already seen the potential of what I’m hoping to do and it’s a great opportunity to build on these skills."
Barak Alberro, Spain
Global Master in Real Estate Development
"I wanted to get a fresh perspective of what the world of real estate was like abroad, especially in Europe and the US, and I think it was a great decision."
Gonzalo Aldea, Colombia
Global Master in Real Estate Development
"The Global Master in Real Estate Development is different from other programs. Its emphasis on sustainability gives it an advantage over the other programs and was my main drive for selecting it."
Ayman El Baitam, Palestine
Global Master in Real Estate Development

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