Become a successful professional in the real estate industry by gaining critical and up-to-date training in this lucrative industry. Explore the knowledge and skill sets required to create, maintain, and build environments for living, working, and entertainment purposes. Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate, you will be empowered by a unique perspective on the issues in the real estate development process and the industry as a whole.
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This online program offers working professionals the flexibility they need to complete this certificate while balancing career and family life. Students wishing to complete this certificate in the context of a master’s degree should consider the M.S. in Construction Management with a concentration in Real Estate.
The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development is a six-course, 18-credit program that can be completed in 12 months.
Required Courses - 15 Credits
REAL 568 - Real Estate Development - 3.0 credits
This course will provide a comprehensive exploration of the development process for real estate development projects. Residential, multi-family, single family, apartments, office buildings, retail projects, industrial developments and the development process for each market segment.
REAL 571 - Advanced Real Estate Investment & Analysis - 3.0 credits
This course will explore the market analysis and feasibility methods in framing and supporting investment decision making for real estate projects. Detailed market analysis strategies will be employed and case studies will be analyzed to deepen the student's knowledge and judgment for investment decision making.
REAL 572 - Advanced Market Research & Analysis - 3.0 credits
This course will explore the market research methods used to understand and dissect geographical and demographical real estate markets. Detailed market research strategies will be employed and case studies will be analyzed to deepen the student's knowledge of market research techniques and resources.
REAL 575 - Real Estate Finance - 3.0 credits
This course will focus on the options and implications of different financing methods with the unique tradeoffs associated with each considered.
REAL 577 - Legal Issues in Real Estate Development - 3.0 credits
This course will explore the unique legal requirements of the real estate business including property rights, involuntary transfers, easements, private restrictions, public restrictions, zoning and land development laws.
Elective Courses - 3 Credits
REAL 573 - Sales & Marketing of Real Estate - 3.0 credits
This course will explore the strategies for successful marketing of real property bases on market research and development strategies.
REAL 574 - Real Estate Economics in Urban Markets - 3.0 credits
This course will offer a unique and detailed perspective on urban real estate development and the special sub-markets in which they exist. Attention will be given to the characteristics of the particular economic factors relevant in urban real estate markets.
REAL 576 - Real Estate Valuation & Analysis - 3.0 credits
This course will introduce the concepts of real estate valuation, appraisals, and the relationship of these to financing and cash requirements.