Commercial Real Estate Investing

Overview

Commercial real estate is an important component of the real estate industry and remains a bedrock of the U.S. economy. Because of its complexity and high entry costs, it is not always easy to invest in commercial real estate. This course explains the many avenues to investing in this asset class, including through direct ownership, private equity funds, and real estate investment trusts. It also explains how crowdfunding has made commercial real estate investing accessible to individuals with fewer financial resources.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • discuss the different types of commercial real estate properties and their investment characteristics
  • understand the investment vehicles used to purchase commercial real estate properties
  • describe how real estate investment trusts (REITs) operate
  • discuss the different ways that commercial real estate properties are financed
  • explain the steps in the commercial real estate investing process
  • understand the basic legal issues involved with buying commercial real estate and the standard parts of commercial real estate contracts

Designed For

All real estate licensees at any level in their career
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