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Commercial Real Estate Basics

MBA Education's popular Commercial Real Estate Basics program is comprised of eight online courses designed exclusively for commercial/multifamily real estate finance professionals. Each course addresses a key concept related to various aspects of CREF, with the first course laying the groundwork for the industry as a whole.

The introductory course is offered in more of an asynchronous, self-paced format with optional instructor and student networking sessions. The remaining seven courses are offered in a live, instructor-guided format.

Our courses provide a comprehensive refresher on key commercial real estate lending concepts, empowering graduates with the expertise they need to excel in their careers. This foundational knowledge can also prove valuable for those considering the Chartered Realty Investor (CRI) exam.

Choose the courses that are of the most benefit to you and your organization:

  • Introduction to Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate (On-Demand Format)
  • Borrower Mortgage Credit and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Underwriting Multifamily and Valuation 
  • Underwriting Office Buildings and Valuation
  • Underwriting Retail and Valuation
  • Appraisal and the Three Approaches to Value 
  • Property Inspection and Environmental Concerns
  • Introduction to Commercial/Multifamily Loan Servicing

The Details

These courses are presented virtually, in a blend of self-study and instructor-guided online learning. The courses include a series of live webinars where students are able and encouraged to interact with the instructor and each other. Course materials are available through our Learning Management System.

Course Level: Entry Level
Course Delivery Method: Instructor Guided Online Course, Live or On-Demand
Duration of Online Course: Varies by course, but classes are generally four sessions delivered once-a-week with each session running 60-90 minutes each.
Elements: Homework, quizzes, and final exam


Who Should Attend

CRE Basics is ideal for the following:

  • Professionals new to the industry
  • Seasoned professionals seeking a deeper dive into the world of underwriting, valuing and analyzing commercial/multifamily real estate
  • Professional interest or to prepare for Chartered Realty Investor Society's CRI Level I exam.

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Developed by MBA Education, Education Advantage is an annual subscription-based training package that provides your organization with training and development programs your employees need to succeed and grow.

For one low annual price, you have unlimited access to our online self-study library, discounts on designations, two seats in specific online courses or the option to completely customize your curriculum. Contact Kathy Ryan today to learn more.

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