Columbia Urban and Real Estate Law Society
The Columbia Urban and Real Estate Law Society (CURELS) aims to spark dialogue about real estate law, development, and property management; present networking opportunities with practitioners in those fields; and inspire creative approaches to real estate.
Real estate law is one of the subject matters for which the Columbia Law School is probably best known. This is natural in one of the world’s capitals of real estate where development and redevelopment is continually driven by unrelenting international demand and changing priorities and of a rapidly changing population. But real estate development and its legal aspects is much more than residential properties, it includes an array of other areas that may be metropolitan or at least urban in nature, such as commercial real estate, or include entire turnkey cities, ports, airports, refineries, pipelines, industrial and power plants, transportation and telecommunication infrastructure, disposal sites, the interaction of man and environment, natural resources, energy and mining, intellectual property and other dimensions of architecture, and a wide range of economic and political issues arising out of land use and zoning.