Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development Certificate

9 Courses
Online Fixed-Date , Seminar

Learn from Industry Experts & Expand Your Investing, Development & Finance Acumen

Our real estate certificate program in partnership with the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate for those who want to expand and gain essential skills in financing, developing, managing, and selling commercial real estate projects, and explore the legal, entitlement, and environmental aspects as well as other important elements of development and project management.

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. Our world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts provide students with a one-of-a-kind, personalized educational experience that positions them for successful careers in real estate. Learn more about the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate or visit Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate’s Information Kit, here.

Real Estate Certificate Requirements

To earn a professional certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, complete the following requirements:

Learn more about the University of San Diego’s Professional and Continuing Education Certificate Benefits and Policies.

Schedule & Fees

Core Courses – To Enroll and Learn More Click a Course

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Managing the Entitlement Process [REP-X810] 07 Jun 202328 Jun 2023 1 $450
07 Jun 202328 Jun 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Heather Riley

Learn to recognize the policy documents, zoning regulations, and environmental studies that may affect your project budgets and timelines.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101 [REP-X813] 06 Feb 202306 Mar 2023 1 $450
06 Feb 202306 Mar 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Michael Sieman

Gain a competitive edge and acquire an understanding of finance and investment fundamentals in the real estate world!

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Market Analysis [REP-X815] 11 May 202301 Jun 2023 1 $450
11 May 202301 Jun 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Stath Karras

This course is aimed at providing students with a foundation for understanding market analysis in real estate, reviewing highest and best uses for a given site and a longer-term planning vision for a market site.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Finance [REP-X816] 19 Sep 202310 Oct 2023 1 $450
19 Sep 202310 Oct 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date

This course will give the student a working knowledge of the types of income properties with emphasis on underwriting the cash flows from each of the four main property types.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate [REP-X817] See details for more information 1 $450
See details for more information
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Seth Garrett

This 4-week course will provide an overview of all legal aspects of acquiring, developing and operating commercial projects. 

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Development Process [REP-X835] 14 Mar 202311 Apr 2023 1 $450
14 Mar 202311 Apr 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Nicole Forrest

Explore the commercial real estate development process, and learn from San Diego’s premier practitioners.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Elective Courses – To Enroll and Learn More Click a Course

Complete 2 of the following 5 courses for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 102 [REP-X814] 20 Mar 202310 Apr 2023 1 $450
20 Mar 202310 Apr 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Michael Sieman

Students will prepare financial models and analysis to determine the overall profitability and feasibility, and to identify the risk attributes that can affect the investment.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Property Management [REP-X818] 18 Apr 202309 May 2023 1 $450
18 Apr 202309 May 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Kurt Sullivan

Learn how sophisticated property management Impacts the bottom line through the intervention of experienced instructor .

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Asset Management [REP-X828] 03 Oct 202324 Oct 2023 1 $450
03 Oct 202324 Oct 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Alex M. Perry

This course will provide a basis for understanding the strategies, key concepts and practices around the management of real estate assets.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Commercial Real Estate Valuation [REP-X838] 03 Aug 202324 Aug 2023 1 $450
03 Aug 202324 Aug 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Justin Glasser

This 4 week course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to review narrative appraisal reports, and determine the highest and best use of real estate.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Small Scale Development [REP-X842] 16 Nov 202307 Dec 2023 1 $450
16 Nov 202307 Dec 2023
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Alexander Alemany

Learn the small scale real estate development process from one of San Diego’s premier practitioners with this online professional development course.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Seminar – To Enroll and Learn More Click Seminar

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Seminar [REP-X806] 24 May 202324 May 2023 N/A $150
24 May 202324 May 2023
N/A
$150
Online Fixed-Date
Heather Riley

Review current trends, as well as, review major environmental issues confronting land use development and offer proactive site planning and design techniques to minimize environmental impact and promote sustainability.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Outside Certificate Track – To Enroll and Learn More Click a Course

Course Date Units Price
Real Estate Projects in Action [REP-X840] 07 Nov 202312 Dec 2023 1 $450
07 Nov 202312 Dec 2023
1
$450
Seminar
Gary London

This course will provide four site visits to current development projects in the San Diego region – One Paseo, the North Parker, Idea 1 and the Pendry Hotel.

COVID Vaccination/Booster and Face Covering Policy in effect for this in-person course.

Class location will vary for each session, so the specific address will be emailed to enrolled students.

No class Thanksgiving week. This course will be meeting via Zoom for the fifth and final class, login information will be shared two days prior to course start date.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom for some class meetings, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

$45
$3,795

Learning Method Information

Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Classroom

These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.

Curriculum

This certificate program includes 6 required courses, 1 seminar, and 2-course electives. Click on the following courses to learn more.

Core Courses (All Required)

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

This real estate investment certificate is intended for real estate business professionals who wish to build a foundation for a career in the commercial real estate industry. Our stand-alone courses are great for professionals seeking proficiency in a specialized area.

Benefits of the Real Estate Certificate Program

Whether you are an established entrepreneur or work for a well-known company, the real estate industry is a robust field that offers excellent career opportunities in a variety of sectors. Some of the benefits you can expect from earning your professional real estate certificate from the University of San Diego include:

Accreditation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Testimonials

Outstanding! I loved this class and Scott is a wonderful instructor. Great depth of the Capital Markets and financial fundamentals. I even went back and watched the videos! Thank you Scott!

As a beginner to the Real Estate Industry with minimal knowledge of terms and concepts, the Real Estate Certificate has provided vital knowledge and insight to prepare to to advance professionally in the industry. The exposure to local leaders in the Real Estate field, both as instructors and guest speakers, makes the certificate program a valuable experience that is well worth the investment.

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the business and finance field are expected to grow by over 750,000 new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated business professionals.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

Industry Insights

8 %

Job growth

$78800

Average business manager salary


Career Opportunities

Project Manager
Social Media Coordinator
Data Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I need help enrolling in a course, or I need more information on a course?

If you experience issues enrolling, or have questions, complete our Contact Us Form or call our Enrollment and Student Services team between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

How do I request an Official Transcript?

Transcripts can be ordered online via your student account. For more detailed information, please visit the Student Transcript Request Page

What type of credit am I earning?

The credit earned is considered Graduate Level Extension Credit, in semester hours (1 semester hour= 15 contact hours). The credit earned is usually used for salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification. Graduate Level Extension credit is not usually transferrable towards a degree. Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using the units towards salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification.

I need more time to finish my Self-Paced course, what do I do?

Independent Study Self-Paced courses – USD allows 9 months from the date of registration to complete an independent study formatted course and submit all completed course work for evaluation.

Online Self-Paced courses – USD allows 6 months from the date of registration to complete an online self-paced formatted course and submit all assignments for evaluation within this period

If you need additional time and would like to make an extension request, contact us prior to your upcoming deadline at continuinged@sandiego.edu or call between 8:30AM – 5:00PM (PST), M-F, at (619)260-4585 or toll free at (888)321-6658 for a one-time extension. If an extension is granted, it is final.

Classroom, Online Fixed-Date, and Credit Validation formatted courses do not allow for any additional time to complete assignments.

Where can I get directions to my course classroom?

The address for classroom courses are provided at the section level detail on the course page. Once you know the address, we recommend you use Google Maps. Otherwise please contact the ESS during business hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

How can I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

A payment confirmation is automatically sent via email once you have registered and paid for a course through the website, please save these receipts for tax purposes. In addition, you can access receipts in your Student Account, Account History.

Can I be notified when a course section opens for enrollment?

Yes, on the course page, click on Request Information and you will be notified by email when enrollment is open for the course or you can complete the Course Inquiry form

Why USD?

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