Course Description

Explore Real Estate Capital Markets Through the Various Sources of Debt and Equity

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. It will also identify sources of capital and analyze the types of financing available in today's commercial real estate markets.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand property types and various forms of income and expense for each
  • Comprehend mortgage underwriting and valuation and secondary mortgage market and securitization
  • Define different types of real estate debt (construction and permanent loans, secondary and other debt)
  • Identify capital market and sources of real estate capital
  • Recognize sources of equity (pension funds, insurance companies, private investors)

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 materials shared via Blackboard

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"work in sustainability economics and public policy. When it comes down to it the market dynamics of land and real estate are a powerful factor in overall land use decisions that must be understood and accounted for in sustainability policies and planning. --Ryan Wiggins, Senior Associate Economics and Planning, AECOM
"Great course! Scott is very smart and well versed in commercial RE (CRE) finance. He presented the material really well with lot of relevant local case studies. --Chad Johsnton, Real Estate Development Associate, Capstone Advisors
"It gave me a broad knowledge of the different types of finance for different types and stages of a project. This is incredibly helpful for me as I aim to join a family real estate development company." -- Student, Fall 2019


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


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Online Fixed-Date
6:00PM to 9:10PM
Sep 08, 2021 to Sep 29, 2021
Schedule and Location
  • Zoom
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD credit (1 units) $450.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

Once registered, login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education Student account to review the course welcome letter to review important course details.

Zoom logon, video iconThis 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.

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