- Develop a foundational knowledge of management, development, and financing of real estate.
- Discuss the foundations of real property value and review the elements of the appraisal process – from the value definition to reconciliation and conclusion.
Undergraduate Certificate in Real Estate Management
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Real Estate Principles
This course provides an introduction to real estate as a business and profession. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and review terminology, concepts and best practices for the real estate industry. Topics will include the real estate market, property rights, deeds and leases, contracts, the closing process, urban economics, brokerage, appraisal, land uses, and insurance.
Real Estate Practice
This course provides an introduction to real estate from an operations viewpoint. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and review terminology, concepts and best practices on how to manage the basic functions within the real estate industry. Topics will include structure of leases, real estate development, negotiations, marketing, and other issues associated with the real estate practice
Real Estate Finance
This course is an investigation of institutions, instruments, and structures by which investment in real estate is financed. It reviews capital markets, the sources and use of real estate funds, and the role of government in real estate finance. The course also covers technical skills involved in real estate finance, to include risk analysis, portfolio theory and management, REITs, and capital market trends.
Real Estate Appraisal
This course examines property rights and their valuations. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and review terminology, concepts, and best practices on the factors affecting the value of property rights as they relate to general economic theory and the real estate process. Topics will include real estate appraisal methods, valuation of residential and income producing property, influences on market value, and trends in the appraisal industry.
Real Estate Property Management
This course explores the role and major functions of the property manager. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and review terminology, concepts, and best practices for landlord policies, operational guidelines, leases and lease negotiations, tenant relations, habitability laws and the Fair Housing Act. Topics will include the impact of electronic technology on the industry and fair housing regulations.
Real Estate Law
This course is a study of real estate law, with emphasis on those portions of real estate law that are essential to the processes and functions of the real estate purchase, administration, financing, land use regulation, financial instruments, leases, and property rights.