Course Description

Build Financial Models for the Acquisition and Refinancing of Commercial Real Estate

Students of this course should have a prior understanding of the financial basics taught in Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101. Each week students will be given case studies to take home and analyze for the following week's class. Students will prepare financial models and analysis for the case studies to determine the overall profitability and feasibility, and to identify the risk attributes that can affect the investment. Students must have access to a computer, a real working knowledge of excel spreadsheets or some other spreadsheet program, and come prepared each class to discuss the analysis.

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Remote Through December 2020  - After careful consideration, the university has made the decision to extend remote teaching to through the Fall 2020 term. All  in class scheduled sessions will be conducted remotely. The safety of our community is our top priority and we believe that extending remote teaching to support social distancing efforts is the best decision at this time.

Learner Outcomes

  • Structure a joint venture for a real estate syndication
  • Identify investment opportunity analysis for a bulk sale of condominiums
  • Restructure debt/equity for a distressed project
  • Analyze investments as a limited partner

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: Professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within this one area of the real estate industry

Course Materials: All course materials will be shared via Blackboard


"I recommend the course to any person that wants to learn about cash flows and the returns of a project, the project will help you understand the financial side of RE projects." —  Santiago


Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series


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Online Fixed-Date
6:00PM to 9:10PM
Aug 04, 2020 to Aug 25, 2020
Schedule and Location
  • Zoom
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD credit $450.00
Available for Extension Credit
1.0 units
Section Notes

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