fin591 | Graduate

Real Estate Investment

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This course explores the techniques of real estate investment analysis, including financing, taxes, and decision-making criteria in today's real estate investment environment. Students will analyze the risks and rewards of existing and proposed real estate projects to make specific financing and investment decisions. Other topics include real estate financial analysis and valuation, diversification of real estate assets, real estate taxation, and real estate law.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Real Estate Financial Analysis and Valuation

    • Determine the market value of residential real estate.
    • Develop strategic plans to acquire residential investment property.
    • Develop strategic plans to acquire commercial investment property.


    • Recommend strategies for structuring commercial real estate deals. Determine strategies for financing residential investment property.
    • Determine sources of commercial real estate financing.
    • Determine strategies for financing residential investment property.

    Diversification of Real Estate Assets

    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of development and rehab of commercial investments.
    • Identify the different types of residential properties that are available to the real estate investor.
    • Describe the pros and cons of investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

    Real Estate Taxation

    • Determine tax and estate planning strategies for real estate investments.

    Decision-Making Criteria in Today’s Real Estate Investment Environment

    • Determine profit and loss by calculating gross income and operating expenses.
    • Analyze factors involved in determining fair market value and capitalization of commercial real estate.
    • Determine ethical considerations in the real estate industry.
    • Identify sources of profit from residential real estate investment.

    Analyzing the Risks and Rewards of Existing and Proposed Real Estate Projects

    • Evaluate potential real estate investments using financial analysis tools.
    • Evaluate lease provisions for commercial and residential real estate.
    • Determine strategies to manage risks in real estate investment.
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