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Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Office Real Estate – Intermediate Course Orientation

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This intermediate course in Office Real Estate offers an in-depth journey into the multifaceted world of office property management, leasing strategies, and financial intricacies. Participants will engage with complex topics such as sophisticated lease negotiation techniques, comprehensive financial analyses including cash flow and capitalization rates, and effective property management practices. The course also emphasizes the legal and ethical frameworks governing office real estate, ensuring a well-rounded understanding. By exploring advanced marketing strategies, technology integration in office spaces, and the impact of global market trends, this course equips real estate professionals with the expertise needed to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the office property sector effectively.

Learning Objectives

  • Advanced Market Analysis and Trend Interpretation:
    • Objective: Equip participants with the skills to analyze and interpret real estate market cycles and trends, particularly in the office sector. This includes understanding economic indicators, demographic shifts, and their impacts on office real estate demand and valuation.
  • Proficiency in Financial Analysis and Property Valuation:
    • Objective: Develop participants’ ability to perform advanced financial analysis, including understanding and applying concepts like Net Operating Income (NOI), Capitalization Rates (Cap Rates), Loan-to-Value Ratios (LTV), and Debt Service Coverage Ratios (DSCR) in the valuation and assessment of office properties.
  • Effective Lease Negotiation and Tenant Relations Management:
    • Objective: Enhance participants’ skills in negotiating lease agreements and managing tenant relationships. This includes mastering advanced negotiation techniques, developing tenant retention strategies, and understanding the nuances of lease renewals and expirations.
  • Integration of Technology in Office Real Estate:
    • Objective: Provide participants with knowledge on the latest technological advancements in the office real estate sector, including smart building technologies, digital marketing strategies, and the use of data analytics in property management and leasing.
  • Risk Assessment and Ethical Consideration in Office Real Estate:
    • Objective: Teach participants to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with office real estate investment and management, and to understand the ethical considerations and legal compliance requirements in property dealings, leasing, and management.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Office Real Estate – Introduction Course Orientation

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

  • This one-hour course will offer a comprehensive yet concise overview of navigating the office real estate sector in commercial real estate, with practical knowledge and skills to make informed decisions.
  • Importance of understanding the office real estate landscape is essential for these reasons:
    • Investment Diversification:
      • Office Real Estate: It is one of the many segments within commercial real estate, offering distinct investment opportunities, risks, and returns.
      • Broader Portfolio: Diversifying investments across various types of commercial properties (e.g., retail, industrial, multifamily) can mitigate risks.
    • Market Dynamics:
      • Supply and Demand: Factors affecting office space may be different from those impacting retail or industrial spaces.
      • Economic Trends: Each segment responds differently to economic changes; understanding this can aid in making informed decisions.
    • Risk Management:
      • Vacancy Rates: Different segments have varied vacancy rates and tenant turnover times, affecting income stability.
      • Tenant Diversity: Having a mix of tenants from different sectors can cushion against industry-specific downturns.
    • Valuation Insights:
      • Rental Yields: Different segments offer various rental yields; understanding this is crucial for investment appraisal.
      • Asset Value: The valuation methods and drivers for value can vary across segments.
    • Urban Development:
      • Zoning Laws: Each type of property is subject to different zoning laws and regulations.
      • Infrastructure: The growth of office real estate is often linked with infrastructure development and urban planning.
    • Sustainability Concerns:
      • Environmental Impact: Different types of properties have distinct environmental footprints and regulations.
      • Green Building: The trends and norms in building sustainability can vary, affecting property appeal and value.
    • Technological Trends:
      • Adaptation: The rate of technological adaptation can vary between office, retail, industrial, and other segments.
      • Innovation: New technologies may affect the demand and utilization of different types of commercial spaces differently.
    • Financial Analysis:
      • Cash Flows: Cash flows and financial modeling can be complex, with each type of property having its specificities.
      • Financing: Loan and financing conditions can vary depending on the type of commercial property.
    • Global Factors:
      • Market Sensitivity: Some segments are more sensitive to global economic and political changes.
      • International Investment: Cross-border investments and international laws/regulations impact segments differently.
    • Future Trends:
      • Work Patterns: For instance, the rise of remote working affects office space demand, having a ripple effect on other commercial real estate sectors.
      • Consumer Behavior: Changes in how people shop, work, and live directly influence the dynamics of the entire real estate market.

A comprehensive understanding of office real estate within the larger commercial real estate landscape enables investors, developers, and stakeholders to make well-informed decisions, manage risks effectively, and optimize the returns on their investments.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification Copy Copy

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Welcome to Commercial Real Estate II – Intermediate Course Orientation Copy Copy

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This intermediate course will help real estate agents understand how they can work in commercial real estate, especially if they are predominantly focused on residential sales. It will also help those new agents just joining the real estate business to understand what they will need to look out for if they want to move into commercial real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification Copy

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Welcome to Commercial Real Estate II – Intermediate Course Orientation Copy

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This intermediate course will help real estate agents understand how they can work in commercial real estate, especially if they are predominantly focused on residential sales. It will also help those new agents just joining the real estate business to understand what they will need to look out for if they want to move into commercial real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Navigating Distressed Assets in Commercial Real Estate – Advanced Course

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This advanced course aims to equip you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of distressed real estate at a high level, providing you with the tools and insights necessary for success in this challenging yet rewarding field. Whether you are dealing with complex financing structures, turning around distressed assets, or managing large-scale investment funds, this course is designed to enhance your skills and knowledge in every aspect of distressed real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Navigating Distressed Assets in Commercial Real Estate – Intermediate Course

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of distressed properties in the real estate market, focusing on commercial real estate assets. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the various types of distressed properties, how to identify them, conduct due diligence, and formulate investment strategies. Through real-world case studies and practical insights, students will learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by distressed real estate assets.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Welcome to Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market – Advanced Course

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

The Multifamily Intermediate course offers an in-depth exploration of key aspects vital to managing and investing in multifamily real estate. It encompasses a range of topics essential for a comprehensive understanding of this sector.

  • Financing Multifamily Investments: The course thoroughly examines various financing options, including conventional, fixed-rate, and adjustable-rate mortgages, along with government-backed loans like FHA and VA loans. It also delves into more complex financing mechanisms such as commercial real estate loans, portfolio loans, and creative methods like seller financing, joint ventures, syndication, hard money loans, crowdfunding, lease options, and mezzanine financing. Critical financial considerations such as loan-to-value ratio, debt-service coverage ratio, creditworthiness, interest rates, prepayment penalties, and closing costs are also covered.
  • Property Management Basics: Participants learn about the intricacies of in-house versus outsourced property management, covering aspects like tenant relations, leasing, marketing, maintenance, financial management, and legal compliance. The course discusses the advantages and challenges of both approaches, highlighting decision-making factors such as property size, investor experience, and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Value-Add Strategies: The importance of value-add strategies is emphasized, focusing on renovation, rebranding, and improving operational efficiency. The course details different types of renovations (cosmetic, functional, major), aspects of rebranding (visual identity, online presence, community engagement), and methods to enhance operational efficiency (technology adoption, energy efficiency, streamlining processes).
  • Lease Strategies and Tenant Retention: Effective leasing techniques and tenant retention strategies are crucial for success in multifamily real estate. The course explores marketing and advertising strategies, lease structure and terms, property showings, tenant screening processes, and comprehensive tenant retention approaches, including responsive property management, community building, renewal incentives, regular feedback, transparent policies, and tenant appreciation.
  • In summary, the Multifamily – Intermediate course provides participants with extensive knowledge and practical insights into the multifamily real estate sector. It covers critical aspects from financing and management to value-addition and tenant retention, equipping attendees with the necessary tools and understanding to excel in this dynamic and challenging field.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Welcome to Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market – Intermediate Course

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

The Multifamily Intermediate course offers an in-depth exploration of key aspects vital to managing and investing in multifamily real estate. It encompasses a range of topics essential for a comprehensive understanding of this sector.

  • Financing Multifamily Investments: The course thoroughly examines various financing options, including conventional, fixed-rate, and adjustable-rate mortgages, along with government-backed loans like FHA and VA loans. It also delves into more complex financing mechanisms such as commercial real estate loans, portfolio loans, and creative methods like seller financing, joint ventures, syndication, hard money loans, crowdfunding, lease options, and mezzanine financing. Critical financial considerations such as loan-to-value ratio, debt-service coverage ratio, creditworthiness, interest rates, prepayment penalties, and closing costs are also covered.
  • Property Management Basics: Participants learn about the intricacies of in-house versus outsourced property management, covering aspects like tenant relations, leasing, marketing, maintenance, financial management, and legal compliance. The course discusses the advantages and challenges of both approaches, highlighting decision-making factors such as property size, investor experience, and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Value-Add Strategies: The importance of value-add strategies is emphasized, focusing on renovation, rebranding, and improving operational efficiency. The course details different types of renovations (cosmetic, functional, major), aspects of rebranding (visual identity, online presence, community engagement), and methods to enhance operational efficiency (technology adoption, energy efficiency, streamlining processes).
  • Lease Strategies and Tenant Retention: Effective leasing techniques and tenant retention strategies are crucial for success in multifamily real estate. The course explores marketing and advertising strategies, lease structure and terms, property showings, tenant screening processes, and comprehensive tenant retention approaches, including responsive property management, community building, renewal incentives, regular feedback, transparent policies, and tenant appreciation.
  • In summary, the Multifamily – Intermediate course provides participants with extensive knowledge and practical insights into the multifamily real estate sector. It covers critical aspects from financing and management to value-addition and tenant retention, equipping attendees with the necessary tools and understanding to excel in this dynamic and challenging field.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Welcome to Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market Copy

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multifamily real estate sector, covering essential concepts, strategies, and practical insights for investors and real estate enthusiasts. Whether you are a novice looking to enter the multifamily market or an experienced investor seeking to refine your strategies, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in multifamily real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Welcome to Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market Copy

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multifamily real estate sector, covering essential concepts, strategies, and practical insights for investors and real estate enthusiasts. Whether you are a novice looking to enter the multifamily market or an experienced investor seeking to refine your strategies, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in multifamily real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Welcome to Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multifamily real estate sector, covering essential concepts, strategies, and practical insights for investors and real estate enthusiasts. Whether you are a novice looking to enter the multifamily market or an experienced investor seeking to refine your strategies, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in multifamily real estate.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.

Welcome to Commercial Real Estate III – Advanced Course Orientation

Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations. You will enjoy learning from expert provided content on topics relevant to your work.

Mission Statement

Connect Commercial Real Estate is a commercial real estate marketing agency, as well as a provider of news, events and continuing education, with a client and community-centric approach. Our goal is to positively impact the commercial real estate community nationwide by better serving the people and places that we touch. Our innovative and integrated approach provides our clients with a platform to tell their stories and share their experiences and success through written, digital and creative channels, while educating the industry on market trends and deal flow.

Course Instructor

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

Instructor Response Time

At any point during your time within the course, should you have a question or comment, there is an Ask Your Instructor button you may utilize to contact your instructor. Response time is within 48 hours.

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of distressed properties in the real estate market, focusing on commercial real estate assets. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the various types of distressed properties, how to identify them, conduct due diligence, and formulate investment strategies. Through real-world case studies and practical insights, students will learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by distressed real estate assets.

Criteria for Successful Course Completion

To receive your completion certificate, you must read the text and, if applicable, watch all of the videos. Please do not skip any important information.

Once you have completed a lesson, you will be directed to move on to the next lesson. Once all lessons are completed, you will be prompted to take the final exam to complete the continuing education credit requirements. 

Exam Information

To receive your completion certificate you must complete the final exam. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.   

State or Jurisdiction Specific Requirements

None.

Course Progression and Navigation

The homepage of each course lesson exhibits a blue and white course progression card. On this interactive card you will find the Lesson Content category that lists the lesson’s topic(s), knowledge check and quiz. This information is found on the upper left corner of the card.

The course progression card also provides you with your lesson completion status in percentage as well as lesson steps completion. This information is found on the upper right corner of the card.

Below the course status card are navigation buttons. To the lower left is the Previous Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the previous sequential lesson within the course. The button to the lower right is the Next Lesson button. When clicked, this button takes you to the next sequential lesson within the course.

In the middle of the Previous Lesson and Next Lesson buttons is the “Back to Course” text button. When clicked, this text button takes you back to the course’s homepage.

Please note that your ability to digress to a previous lesson or forward to a next lesson may be impaired due to lesson element completion requirements.

Equipment and System Requirements

  • Internet Connection
  • Modern Web Browser
  • Audio Speakers or Headphones for courses that contain videos
  • Adobe PDF Viewer to view the Learner’s Guide

Connect Classroom’s online courses require a strong internet connection, sufficient memory to run system software and an up-to-date internet browser. 

Compatible browsers: 

  • Windows: Current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 
  • macOS: Current version of Safari, Firefox, or Chrome 
  • iPad: Current Safari browser
  • Android Tablet: Google Chrome (not necessarily the default browser)
  • Windows Tablet: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

We recommend using Google Chrome or Safari for the best user experience. It is always a good idea to update your browser to the most recent version of an optimal experience. 

If your course is not working properly, here are a few suggestions to troubleshoot:

  • Clear your cache: Follow the steps listed here.
  • Enable Javascript: Follow the steps here.
  • Restart your computer: Reboot your computer and try again.
  • Restart your router: Disconnect your router by pulling the power cable out, waiting 30 seconds, and plugging it back in.
  • Use Chrome: If you aren’t already using it, download the latest version of Chrome here.

If you are still experiencing issues after following these troubleshooting tips, please contact our Support Team. Please be aware that we will need you to have the device you will be using and the course available at your time of contact. We are happy to help!

Identity Verification

You have successfully completed all the lessons in this course. Please verify your identity by entering in your State Recognized ID number or your full name to take the final exam.