Certificate in Commercial Real Estate

Build Your Commercial Real Estate Career


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 7 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,590

Next start date:

October 5, 2021

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About this Program

Commercial real estate is the raw material of a region’s economy. The Seattle market is experiencing huge growth, which means both increased opportunity and heightened competition. Staying current and getting an insider’s perspective on the industry can give you the edge you need to succeed.

In this three-course program, we’ll explore commercial real estate as an interdisciplinary field. You’ll delve into various aspects relating to finance, development, property management and marketing. Gain valuable insight into best practices and industry trends, and connect with others in this fast-moving profession.


Real estate professionals and those in related fields such as architecture, construction, law and planning.

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Video Overview

Hear from instructor Patrick Foley about the Certificate in Commercial Real Estate at the University of Washington and how it can prepare you for this in-demand field.

Duration: 02:27


  • How to spot trends in commercial real estate development
  • Static and dynamic analysis skills for office, retail, industrial and multifamily residential property types
  • Strategies for marketing and sales of existing properties
  • The real estate development process and associated legal and taxation issues
  • Property management techniques


  • Create a development proposal for an actual Seattle-area site
  • Go on field trips to local property development sites

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Blended (Classroom + Online)

Enjoy a blend of in-person classes and online study. The first course meets online in real time, and the other two courses meet in person in downtown Seattle. You’ll learn with the same group of students throughout the program, getting ample opportunity to connect with each other and your instructors.

Program Sessions

Blended (Classroom + Online)

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