Real Estate Investment Decisions

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Course Focus

Real estate investment has a long history, dating back well before the advent of the stock market. But unlike investing in stocks, real estate usually requires the use of leverage: a property is acquired with a percentage of equity, the rest financed with debt. To make that risk pay off, investors must have a clear strategy, know whether investments will be profitable, and understand how best to raise capital. In this course, Jan A. deRoos, professor at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, uses real-world examples and practical tools to teach these critical components of profitable real estate investment.

Who Should Take this Course?

This course is designed for managers and professionals across industries with financial or operational responsibility for real estate, investments, or financing; asset management professionals including asset managers and portfolio managers; professionals working for or aspiring to work for real estate funds, REITs, real estate developers, or real estate advisory firms; and professionals affiliated with the creation and use of real estate as a financial asset.

Topics Include

  • Analyzing and applying different high-level investment strategies and understanding the varying strategic perspectives of owners, operators, and lenders.

  • Determining whether a proposed strategic real estate investment will be profitable by estimating its return on investment, return on equity, and market valuation.

  • Examining the most common equity financing structures and determining the most appropriate options for raising capital based on owner strategy.


Course Cost US$769
Hours to Complete Course: 6
CEUS earned 0.6
This course is part of one or more online certificates:

Please choose from the following course start dates:

30 January 2019
27 February 2019
27 March 2019
24 April 2019
22 May 2019
19 June 2019
17 July 2019
14 August 2019
11 September 2019
09 October 2019
06 November 2019
04 December 2019
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