May 2017 course offers introduction to real estate investment
Last Updated ( May 12, 2017 )

Real Estate Investment Finance
Eligible for 12 hours/credits of Elective Continuing Education (ECE)
May 18, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. / May 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Rasmuson Hall, Lab 215
This is not a “get-rich-quick” class or “guru” workshop. This is a condensed version of a college-level real estate investment finance course for investors (or aspiring investors) and professionals looking for the tools to understand and evaluate real estate investments and income-producing properties. This will be a very hands-on course, hosted in a computer lab, allowing you to work in Excel and learn concepts you can take home and put into practice.

Topics include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of investing in real estate
  • Methods for financing real estate and loan underwriting standards (debt coverage ratio, loan constant, loan-to-value, etc.)
  • Understanding and preparing loan amortization schedules
  • Standards for categorizing revenue, expenses, and net operating income
  • Standards for calculating before-tax cash flow
  • Understanding positive and negative leverage
  • Calculating common performance metrics like cap rates and cash-on-cash return
  • Understanding the impacts of inflation, interest, and appreciation on the value of property over time
  • Calculating net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR)

Register here by May 17.

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