Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Investment

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This course provides a basic framework for the commercial real estate (CRE) investment process. You will learn about the use, benefits and detriments of financial leverage and summarize the risks inherent in CRE investment. The four primary property types including; office, retail, industrial and apartment and the types of leases on those properties are reviewed and analyzed. CRE investment returns are discussed and analyzed including the capitalization rate, band of investment return, internal rate of return and net present value.

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Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in Finance, Accounting, or related fields.
  • Anyone interested in Real Estate or related fields.

Basic knowledge
  • A basic overview of real estate and a basic understanding of finance and investments.

What will you learn
  • Gain a basic understanding of the CRE investment process.
  • Review and analyze the four primary property types; office, retail, industrial and apartment.
  • Discuss the various types of leases on CRE properties.
  • Calculate and analyze CRE investment returns using the capitalization rate, band of investment return, IRR and NPV.
  • Discuss the use, benefits and detriment of financial leverage in CRE.
  • Summarize the risks inherent in CRE investment.
Course Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 2 Total Duration: 00:49:50

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