Throughout market shocks, recessions, and a global pandemic, real estate has remained a popular investment avenue. However, real estate investing is also fraught with pitfalls, and many working in the industry still don’t feel fully equipped to face up to its challenges — or reap its rewards. A solid grounding in the principles and processes of real estate investment can be the deciding factor in whether a particular project proves to be a minefield or a goldmine..
The Real Estate Finance and Investment online program gives you this foundation. Over six weeks, you’ll develop your knowledge of the key concepts and analytical methods essential for making strategic real estate investment and financing decisions. You’ll unpack every process involved in acquiring an income-generating property, from determining whether a given investment opportunity holds value by forecasting its cash flow, to exploring financing options and examining the impact that taxation may have on returns. Guided by industry experts, you’ll also learn to identify and avoid the most common investment mistakes and risks, and consolidate your learnings with a number of relevant, real-world case studies..
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Module 1: Leases as a Source of Value
Discover how leases create value for real estate investors.
Module 2: The Valuation of an Investment Property
Discover the methods used to calculate the value of a real estate investment opportunity.
Module 3: Using Debt To Finance an Investment Property
Explore the impact of debt finance on real estate investments.
Module 4: Utilizing Equity Partnerships To Finance an Investment Property
Explore equity partnerships as a means to finance a real estate investment.
Module 5: The Taxation of Real Estate Investments
Determine the impact of taxation on a real estate investment.
Module 6: Starting Your Real Estate Investment Journey
Discover how to incorporate real estate finance and investment analysis into your decision-making process.
What is the program about?
Real Estate Finance and Investment is designed for any professionals interested in real estate investment who want to develop their knowledge of financing, valuation, and investing techniques. Chief among these are senior executives and investors operating in the real estate industry who are seeking to gain new insights, drive decision-making, and avoid common pitfalls. Real estate professionals such as advisers, analysts, consultants, and managers will also find value in the program’s exploration of key principles and analytical methods.
What is the learning experience?
Your learning experience will consist of frameworks delivered via video lectures, live webinars, real world examples and case studies, application of frameworks through weekly activities, customized assignments and quizzes, discussion boards, and faculty engagement.
What is the program format?
The program consists of 6 modules delivered over 7 weeks online. Learners can expect to dedicate 7-9 hours per week to watch videos, complete assignments and participate in discussions. Modules are opened at the beginning of each week and have quizzes/assessments at the module’s conclusion. Learners may choose to engage with the program module all in one sitting or in smaller segments of time throughout the week. While the modules do not close, access to assignments is closed each week.
Could a learner choose to opt out of some topics?
No. This is an online program in which a topic module is introduced each week and the learner is expected to watch the video lectures, participate in the live webinars, complete the exercises/activities and take the mastery quiz at the end of each week to progress to the subsequent week’s topic.
Are any of the sessions delivered in real time (live)?
There will be live webinars, led by faculty and/or subject matter experts, delivered during the course of the program via a video conferencing platform. These sessions provide learners an opportunity to listen and ask questions, and while they are valuable in enhancing the overall experience, attendance is not mandatory. All live sessions are recorded for later viewing.
What methods will be used for grading and evaluations?
Program tutors and success managers will review assignments, discussions and exercises to determine participants’ understanding of the material, as well as ensure a positive learning experience in the online learning platform.
How much time is allocated to complete assignments?
The due date for submitting assignments is typically within 7 days of the module opening, but can be as long as 14 days, depending on the scope of the assignment. However, learners may request deadline extensions to accommodate for business and personal conflicts that may arise during the program timeframe. Reach out to the program leader to discuss any challenges you may have in completing assignments.
Can participation in this program be counted as credit toward a degree, either at Kellogg, Northwestern University or another academic institution?
No. Executive Education offers only non-degree programs and each participant receives a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This certificate does not count as credit toward a degree. In addition, at this time, our online programs do not count as credit toward a Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate.
Does the program offer community engagement for learners?
Yes, participants can create a profile, connect and collaborate with peers, and interact with academic/industry experts such as program leaders and teaching assistants. Office hours will be held during the program and all participants are welcome to join in with questions or to discuss assignments.
What are the requirements for accessing the program?
Participants will need the following to access the Customer Loyalty program:
PLEASE NOTE: Google, Vimeo and YouTube may be utilized in the program delivery
Do the programs offer a certificate?
Yes. Participants will receive a digital certificate of completion from Kellogg following a successful conclusion to the program. Since this program is graded as a pass or fail, participants must receive an 80% to pass and obtain the certificate. This digital certificate can be shared with colleagues and posted on LinkedIn. (PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide reports of assessments, or “transcripts,” since this is a non-degree program.)
Who is 2U, Inc./GetSmarter and what is their relationship with Kellogg Executive Education?
Kellogg Executive Education is partnering with GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., an online education provider, to develop and deliver this program. By working with 2U, Inc./GetSmarter, we are able to provide broader access to Executive Education, beyond our on-campus offerings, in a collaborative and engaging format that is consistent with Kellogg’s standard of quality.
April 10 - May 28, 2024
Start: April 17 at 12:00 AM
End: May 28 at 12:00 AM