The Harvard Real Estate Development Club (RED) is a student group for members of the Harvard community interested in real estate and urban development issues. A primary objective is to strengthen the relationship between faculty, students and practitioners interested in development issues. The RED Club provides a forum for ongoing dialogue with experts, leading professionals in the field and practitioners. Activities include sponsoring speakers from the real estate professional community.
Members are interested in various aspects of development, including real estate finance, public/private ventures, architectural design, international development, urban design and environmental planning. The RED Club is formed primarily by students from Harvard Design School, but is also open to members of the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School.
Harvard University prepares graduates for careers in real estate development, finance and other private and public sector positions in urban development. It emphasizes analytical skills, decision-making, development processes, political, environmental, legal, and general urban context knowledge.