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Foundations of Real Estate Certificate
This on-demand online certificate offers you a comprehensive introduction to the field of commercial real estate. The certificate includes five modules with 30 hours of content: the Overview, Finance and Investment, Multifamily and Office, the Pro Forma, and Development. You are guided through a series of inspiring videos led by experienced instructors and practitioners with carefully curated accompanying materials. Course materials include ULI Case Studies and reports as well as additional readings and assignments. Successful completion of each module and the accompanying exam will allow you to earn the Certificate in the Foundations of Commercial Real Estate.
Introduction to the Foundations of Real Estate provides an overview of the concepts, issues, systems, tools, and players in the commercial real estate ecosystem. This course consists of five modules leading to the Certificate in the Fundamentals of Real Estate. This course has been developed by the Urban Land Institute to extend the possibility of a career in the interdisciplinary field of commercial real estate to a new and diverse group of practitioners. ULI is a nonprofit education and research organization with over 45,000 members worldwide, dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
Designed to deliver a substantive introduction to the fundamental issues and concepts in commercial real estate, each of the component modules covers a different aspect of the field of real estate. Upon completion of the certificate, you will have gained a solid understanding of the fundamentals of commercial real estate, and will be well placed to continue your education through other ULI courses.
The certificate includes five modules with 30 hours of content: the Overview, Finance and Investment, Multifamily and Office, the Pro Forma, and Development. You are guided through a series of inspiring videos led by experienced instructors and practitioners with carefully curated accompanying materials. Course materials include ULI Case Studies and reports as well as additional readings and assignments. Successful completion of each module and the accompanying exam will allow you to earn the Certificate in the Foundations of Commercial Real Estate.
- Undergraduate Students
- Beginning Real Estate Professionals
Who Should Enroll
This course is perfect for you if you are a student without a business background who is considering a career in commercial real estate or a professional working in the industry who would benefit from a comprehensive overview created by faculty and practitioners committed to creating a better built environment.
You will take the following courses:
Foundations of Pro Forma Modeling
In this course, you will be introduced to a series of pro forma examples and guided through each model reflecting the various stages of each project. The course begins with a simple example and moves on to more complex examples.
Foundations of Real Estate Finance and Investment
Developed for those new to the real estate industry, this module provides a basic introduction to real estate finance and investment. Participants will become acquainted with fundamental real estate finance terms and concepts necessary to understand more complex development tools and processes.
Introduction to the Foundations of Real Estate
Developed for those who are new to the field of commercial real estate, this course provides a broad yet detailed overview of the fundamentals of real estate. You will learn about the real estate ecosystem and the players involved, as well as be introduced to the different financial instruments and tools used by development professionals.
Benefits for You
If you are interested in the built environment and considering a career in the world of commercial real estate but do not have a business background, this certificate will provide you with what you need to understand the industry, and even gain entry-level employment in a variety of roles.
Benefits for Organizations
For universities, this course is an entryway into undergraduate and graduate programs in commercial real estate for your students. For industry, many of your employees, particularly those in service or business development roles or those who are specialists, would benefit from a comprehensive overview of the industry and critical concepts and issues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Real Estate 101 or Foundations of Real Estate: Which is right for me?
Both certificates are good for someone who is new the the real estate industry. If you are looking for general exposure to the real estate industry, that covers a wide-range of topics, delivered by diverse faculty, the Foundations of Real Estate certificate is a good option. If you already have work experience, or know that you would like to enter the real estate industry, the Real Estate 101 certificate will deliver targeted content essential for any beginning real estate professional. Either way, you can't go wrong!
How much does it cost?
Costs for this certificate are as follows: ULI Members $1,175, Government/Nonprofit/Academic Members $940, and Nonmembers $1,580.
I have already completed a required courses. Can I apply it toward earning a certificate?
Yes! Any course you have taken individually can later be applied to a certificate.
More Questions? Contact ULI
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