CRE Basics

MBA Education's popular Commercial Real Estate Basics program is comprised of eight modules designed exclusively for commercial/multifamily real estate finance (CREF) with each course addressing a key concept related to various aspects of the industry.

Whether you are looking to advance your career or prepare for the Chartered Realty Investor (CRI) exam*, graduates walk away with enhanced expertise and the confidence to apply it on the job immediately.

The combination of our a la carte structure and user-friendly online format enable you to pick and choose the topics that are most important to you and begin learning from the comfort of your own desktop!

  • Introduction to Commercial/Multifamily Real Estate
  • 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

Upcoming Offerings

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
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 solution that provides you with access to our robust learning portfolio specifically developed for servicing professionals.

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 Jeff Schummer today to learn more.