Introduction & Static Analysis of Commercial Real Estate

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Commercial Real Estate.

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About this Course


In this course, we’ll examine the nature of commercial real estate as an interdisciplinary field. You’ll review trends in commercial development, commercial property vocabulary, and static analysis skills for the four principal property types (office, retail, industrial and multifamily residential). We’ll look at principles of leasing and income maximization. Explore specific property management techniques by property type and study permanent loan underwriting and financing and refinancing techniques. We’ll also review the marketing and sales of existing properties with the help of active market participants and guests.

What You'll Learn

  • Trends, patterns and historical review of U.S. urban and suburban commercial real estate
  • Principles of real estate economics, capitalization and value creation (financial calculator needed in class)
  • Property management, operations and leasing practices
  • Financing and refinancing options for improved properties, considering underwriting standards and market conditions
  • Marketing and sales of improved properties
  • Special-use properties: affordable and senior housing, condominiums, hotels and mixed-use properties, public-use buildings and public/private partnerships

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Commercial Real Estate.