Welcome to the UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design Program! The MRED+D is a new 11-month interdisciplinary degree program that incorporates finance and innovative design to prepare real estate development professionals to build sustainable, equitable, and prosperous cities. Real estate development constitutes a powerful force shaping our buildings, cities, and metropolitan regions. The choices we make about what to build, where to build, and how to build influence our cities and how they work – today and for decades to come. Given the major challenges our cities face, ranging from climate change and social inequality, to deteriorating infrastructures and vast housing shortages, we desire to produce real estate development professionals who have a deep understanding of sustainable practices which can bring positive benefits to society and the environment, while also creating thriving, successful places in our cities that all can enjoy. Please explore our website and the new MRED+D program – and I hope to see you at UC Berkeley soon!