Curriculum Guide · Courses
Introduction to the Capital Markets and Financing of Income-Producing Property
J.D. Course 384 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
This mini-course is about money and finance - the basics of pricing and lending; and how people use other peoples’ money and sometimes their own money to make (or lose) money in the capital markets. Special attention will be given to commercial real estate lending and commercial mortgage-backed securitization, how Wall Street generates its profits from the process and the factors which caused the economic turmoil in the capital markets from 2008 to 2011 and slow recovery from the Great Recession. We will discuss economic return, how it is determined, how it is shared by the participants, and how it drives fundamental legal structures and interests. This mini-course will also cover basic concepts of cash flow, leverage, and tax sheltering of income. It will introduce the economics of asset-based financing, including loan-to-value ratios, interest rates, amortization and residual value and how they are incorporated in the business and legal structures. It will cover leasing of personal property as a financing technique and the legal structure of securitized finance, in which loans are pooled and interests in the pools are sold as securities. Emphasis will be given to structuring public and private funding of real estate. This mini-course will be a survey of complex financing techniques and will not emphasize math, but rather practical understandings and concepts involving the business and legal framework for financing income-producing property in the capital markets.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and Finance of Real and Personal Property.
This course meets on seven Mondays in the first half of the Spring 2016 semester on the following days: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/18 (Thursday), 2/22, 2/29, and 3/14. Withdrawals are permitted up until the last class for this specific course.