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Commercial Real Estate Certificate from Cornell University
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USD 3600

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This program provides learners with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the integral components of the commercial real estate business. Participants acquire a robust overview of the development process, project planning and management, investment and financing decisions, property valuation, property management and the cycle of tenancy, and real estate asset management. Ultimately, you will obtain practical guidance and analytical tools to enhance your career and improve your ability to develop successful real estate projects. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is strongly recommended.


  • Introduction to Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Managing Real Estate Development Projects
  • Real Estate Investment Decisions
  • Financing Real Estate Investments
  • Leading Successful Property Management Operations
  • Optimizing Asset Management Strategies


  • Plan a financially feasible development project using the real estate development process
  • Create a real estate development project schedule, budget, and process for managing resources and risks
  • Develop a real estate investment strategy, estimate profitability, and choose the best way to raise capital
  • Structure private equity and debt financing to maximize returns on real estate investment deals
  • Maintain real estate properties using best practices in facilities and tenancy management
  • Develop a real estate asset management strategic plan to meet or exceed owner goals


  • Commercial Real Estate Certificate from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
  • 48 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Who should attend

  • Professionals with financial or operational responsibility for real estate, investments, or financing
  • People working for (or aspiring to work for) real estate funds, REITs, real estate developers, or real estate advisory firms
  • Asset management professionals


Biography Jan A. deRoos is the HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He has devoted his career to teaching and research related to hospitality real estate, with a focus on the valuation, financing, development, and control of lodging, times...
Biography Jeanne Varney is a lecturer at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. She resides in the property development and management department, where she is responsible for the curriculum in Hospitality Facilities Management, Hospitality Asset Management, Sustainable Development, and Int...
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