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Commercial Real Estate – Advanced Course

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Commercial Real Estate – Advanced is the third course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth introduction to the world of commercial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the commercial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in commercial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Commercial Real Estate: Understand what commercial real estate is and differentiate it from other types of real estate, such as residential.
  • Property Types: Identify various commercial property types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, and multifamily complexes, and comprehend their unique characteristics.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct basic market analysis to evaluate the demand and supply dynamics of commercial real estate in a given area.
  • Leasing and Renting: Explain the leasing process in commercial real estate, including negotiation strategies, lease types, and rental rate determination.
  • Investment Strategies: Explore different investment strategies within commercial real estate, such as owning, operating, and financing commercial properties.
  • Due Diligence: Perform due diligence on commercial properties, including financial analysis, property inspections, and risk assessment.
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework: Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of commercial real estate, including zoning, land use, and property rights.
  • Property Management: Learn the basics of property management in commercial real estate, including tenant relations, maintenance, and revenue optimization.
  • Financing and Investment Metrics: Grasp financial concepts and metrics commonly used in commercial real estate, such as cap rates, cash flow analysis, and financing options.
  • Emerging Trends: Stay informed about current trends and developments in the commercial real estate industry, including sustainability, technology, and market trends.
  • Risk Management: Evaluate and manage risks associated with commercial real estate investments and operations.
  • Ethical Considerations: Recognize and adhere to ethical standards and best practices within the commercial real estate profession.

This course serves as an intermediate step for individuals interested in pursuing careers or investments in the commercial real estate sector. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate this complex and dynamic industry effectively.


Instructor: Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate

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