Commercial Real Estate Basics: Underwriting Retail and Valuation: September 2020

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MBA Member Price $350.00
Non-Member Price $525.00



The goal of Underwriting Retail and Valuation is to help participants understand the basic concepts of underwriting a retail property. This four-part, instructor-guided online course reviews the various types of retail, how retail income and expenses are derived, important retail lease clauses, and how retail is valued. The course concludes with a discussion of common retail lending risks and risk mitigants. Underwriting Retail and Valuation is one of eight courses in MBA Education's CRE Basics series.

Dates and Lessons:

Wednesday, September 16: Types of Retail, Lending Platforms, and the Lending Process
Wednesday, September 23: Deriving Retail Income and Expenses
Wednesday, September 30: Retail Valuation
Wednesday, October 7: Retail Lending Risks and Risk Mitigants


  • Lessons 1, 2 and 4 - 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET
  • Lesson 3 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET


Attendees can expect to:
  • Identify lending platforms in the capital market that provide retail financing
  • Describe the various types of retail properties
  • Outline key components to the retail market
  • Interpret the income and expense categories common for retail properties
  • Demonstrate how income and expenses are projected
  • Describe how retail properties are valued
  • Summarize common risks related to retail lending and associated risk mitigants

Who Should Attend?

  • Originators
  • Loan Processors
  • Analysts and Junior Analysts
  • Loan Closers
  • Servicers
  • Individuals seeking a career in commercial real estate

Please note:

MBA Diversity and Inclusion scholarship opportunities are available for this offering. Click HERE for more information.