Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development Certificate

9 Courses
Online Fixed-Date , Seminar
24 Weeks

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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101 [REP-X813] 21 Feb 202314 Mar 2023 1 $450
21 Feb 202314 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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review 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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review 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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate [REP-X817] 19 Jan 202309 Feb 2023 1 $450
19 Jan 202309 Feb 2023
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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Development Process [REP-X835] See details for more information 1 $450
See details for more information
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date

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

Once registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review 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] See details for more information 1 $450
See details for more information
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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Property Management [REP-X818] 14 Apr 202305 May 2023 1 $450
14 Apr 202305 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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Asset Management [REP-X828] 10 Oct 202207 Nov 2022 1 $450
10 Oct 202207 Nov 2022
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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Commercial Real Estate Valuation [REP-X838] 24 Aug 202314 Sep 2023 1 $450
24 Aug 202314 Sep 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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

Small Scale Development [REP-X842] 17 Nov 202215 Dec 2022 1 $450
17 Nov 202215 Dec 2022
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 registered, login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education Student account to review the course Welcome Letter to review important course details.

This course will be meeting via Zoom, login information will be shared two days prior to course start date. Course materials and additional resources shared via Blackboard.

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 registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review 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 your online course, available to review 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] 01 Nov 202206 Dec 2022 1 $450
01 Nov 202206 Dec 2022
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. Course materials and additional resources shared via Blackboard.

$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 seven 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

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

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a Master degree program?

Unfortunately most of our courses do not count towards a degree, unless otherwise stated on the course website page. Credit earned in some of our courses may be accepted by some universities as applicable towards a degree but that would be at the discretion of the university.

Can the Division of Professional and Continuing Education help in the process of issuing the Student Int’l Visa (F1)?

Certificate programs offered through the Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) at the University of San Diego, are not supported with I-20 assistance (student visas) at this moment. However, PCE’s English Language Academy (ELA) offers I-20 assistance and students who are participating in ELA programs may also participate in other PCE programs. For additional information, please call 1 619-260-8887.

If you are interested in pursuing a degree program with the University of San Diego, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can issue a Form I-20 to international students who have been accepted to degree program at the University. The application procedures, deadlines, and the Admissions Office contact information can be found on USD’s Undergraduate Admissions page.

What are the options regarding housing for the students that are coming from outside San Diego?

On-campus housing is subject to availability, for information please contact Residential Life at housing@sandiego.edu

USD is located 5 minutes from Hotel Circle which offers a variety of hotels/motels with varying price points to fit different budgets. There are also apartment options close to campus; for information about these options, please click here.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What if I can’t complete a course?

An Incomplete (INC) grade is available in some circumstances. The instructor makes the final determination of acceptance of assigning an incomplete grade based on the level of work already completed and the amount of assignments remaining. (Policies)

To receive an ‘INC’ grade, students must complete a Petition for Incomplete and forward it to PCE. PCE will then forward the Petition to the instructor for approval. If coursework is not completed in the agreed extension period, a final grade is assigned, all ‘INC’ grades convert to ‘F’ grades or ‘NG’ (No Grade). (Petition)

Is there an application or admission requirement?

No application is required. Unless otherwise listed within the program specific information, there are no admissions requirements.

Can I expect to receive an enrollment confirmation?

Yes, you will receive an email detailing the courses and their dates, times, and location, as well as directions to the classroom and other necessary information.

How much are courses?

Check the course section for current tuition fees.

Do you offer discounts?

No, unless otherwise noted.

How can I pay for the courses?

You may pay online with a credit card (we accept MasterCard and Visa) or call Enrollment and Student Services during business hours at 1 619-260-4585. Registrations must be paid in full prior to the first day of course.

What if I have to drop a course?

Students who need to drop a course due to extenuating circumstances may receive a refund, if the request is received prior to the first day or start date of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is higher. There are no refunds once the course begins. Learn about our registration policies here. A full refund is provided if PCE cancels a course.

Can I transfer in courses to certificate programs from other colleges and universities?

Only University of San Diego courses count towards receiving the certificate from USD.

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

What are your registration/refund policies?

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

What associations or organization would you recommend me to join?

Please contact your Program Coordinator for a list of associations related to the program you are taking.

Do you offer job placement services?

No.

When do I become an alumni of a Program? Once I become part of a program, do I get any discount on courses?

Alumni are students who have successfully completed all the requirements of a certificate program. Find out more here.

Why USD?

PCE nurtures key partnerships on the local, national and international level to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers, as well as with their employers to help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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