CRE Basics: Underwriting Retail and Valuation

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Due to an upcoming major technology transition by MBA, we are currently not accepting online registrations for this class. To be added to the registration list and secure your spot, please contact Laura Vanegas at We'll follow up in early July with students who have secured their spot regarding next steps for registration.

CRE Basics: Property Inspection and Environmental Analysis

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

1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (Wednesday, September 30 is from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST)


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.


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


The instructor names will be announced closer to the course start date.

Please note:

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


This course is held every Wednesday from September 16 - October 7 2020. Classes will be held from 1:00 PM EST - 2:30 PM EST.