Certification Package: Foundations of Real Estate (FoRE) Certificate

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Foundations of Real Estate (FoRE) 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.

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the fundamental concepts within the ecosystem of real estate development.
  • Understand the roles and concerns of the variety of professionals engaged in the real estate development ecosystem, from financers and developers to lenders, public officials, architects, community advocates, city planners, landscapers, and environmentalists.
  • Understand the basic risks and rewards of different modes of real estate development and management from selling to leasing to redeveloping.
  • Demonstrate fluency with the financial concepts and tools most used in the industry.
  • Compete for entry-level roles within the real estate ecosystem. 

Certificate Format

This certificate is conducted entirely online on your schedule and at your own pace.

ULI Learning is provided by the Urban Land Institute.

For a limited time, this certificate is available to students (members and non-members) at a 50% discount. Please use the code FORECERT50 at check-out.

  • 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.

  • Foundations of Commercial Real Estate

    An introduction to commercial real estate products with an emphasis on multifamily housing and office space.

  • 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.

  • 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 the Development Process

    This course is designed to take participants through the development process from the developer’s point of view, from planning and site selection to construction, lease-up, and sale or disposition of the property.

Topics

  • Development
  • Finance and Investment
  • Pro Forma Modeling

Experience Level

  • Foundational

This certificate is designed for beginning-level participants looking for foundational information and insights.

Career Stage

  • Undergraduate University Students
  • Beginning Real Estate Professionals

This certificate is designed for those considering a career in real estate, new to real estate, or changing from one industry area to another.


Certificate Format

This certificate is conducted entirely online on your schedule and at your own pace.

Pricing

  • ULI Members: $1,175.00
  • ULI Members (Government/Nonprofit/Academic Members): $940.00
  • Non-Members: $1,580.00