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Upcoming Date(s): September 2, 2020

Length: 8 weeks, excluding orientation 

Effort: 7 – 10 hours per week, self-paced learning online

Tuition: $2,800

Overview: Despite the economic turbulence of the past decade, the real estate industry in the US has only gone from strength to strength in recent years. In this online short course from Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, gain an introduction to the current commercial real estate and development market. By examining the real estate ecosystem from a holistic perspective, you’ll unpack the fundamental skills necessary to facilitate informed commercial real estate investment and development decisions.

Over the course of eight weeks, you’ll explore the concepts and techniques used to analyze commercial real estate assets, and the instruments commonly used to finance these assets. You’ll also learn to personally analyze and identify commercially viable real estate for development.


Who should attend: 

  • Real estate developers and entrepreneurs who want to identify and analyze the viability of real estate investments and developments
  • Real estate agents, brokers and property managers who want to deepen their knowledge of the commercial real estate ecosystem
  • Finance professionals wanting to gain a holistic understanding of the specific financial tools and techniques required to assess the feasibility of an investment

Program takeaways: 

  • The ability to identify and analyze the commercial viability of real estate investments and developments
  • An understanding of the commercial real estate ecosystem as a whole
  • Knowledge of the financial tools and techniques required to assess the feasibility of an investment

Course curriculum:

Unpack the concepts that inform commercial real estate investment and development decisions as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
Module 1: The logic behind real estate investment decisions
Module 2: The factors affecting real estate value
Module 3: The real estate system and the developer
Module 4: Property level evaluation
Module 5: Leverage and the impact on risk and return
Module 6: Economic feasibility of a development project
Module 7: Equity partners
Module 8: Making investment decisions

Your Professor:

Jefferson Duarte Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance

Zoran

Zoran Perunovic

Director, Executive Education
713-348-3720
Jefferson Duarte

Jefferson Duarte

Gerald D. Hines Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance
713-348-6137