Advanced Real Estate Finance On-demand Course

The Advanced Real Estate Finance course will provide the intermediate to senior level real estate professional with techniques used to analyze, finance and structure real estate transactions. It was designed to provide a decision-making framework that offers attendees an intuitive understanding of real estate finance and investment and provides the ability to analyze a broad range of real estate problems and decisions. 

Learning Objectives

  • An overview of the real estate capital markets
  • Real estate investment risk and return considerations
  • Valuation of stabilized properties
  • Valuation and analysis of real estate development and value-added properties real estate taxation
  • Study of commercial mortgage market and underwriting techniques

If you would like to purchase an individual course module instead of the full course, visit the individual course page.

Tuition & Register

Payment for a NAIOP on-demand course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Course Tuition

Member TypeUSDCAD
Member$795$1,040
Nonmember$995$1,300
Developing Leader$595$780
Student Member$95$125
Student Nonmember$145$190


How to Register

  • Register online: Click on the green Register button. You will need to log in or create a free account in order to see the Register button.
  • Fax: Complete the registration form for US  or for Canada  and fax to 703-904-7003
  • Mail: Send check payments to: NAIOP, CL500060, PO Box 5007, Merrifield, VA 22116-5007
  • Register over the phone/questions: 800-666-6780

Confirmation

All registrations processed online receive an automatic order confirmation and receipt. If you register via fax, mail, or phone, a receipt must be requested by contacting education@naiop.org.

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Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued.

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AREFOD Module 1 - Overview of Capital Markets
Module 1 - Overview of Capital Markets Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. We'll discuss the current size and participants of the public and private real estate capital markets and identify types of real estate financed by sources. We will identify the sources and types of financing for real estate investments and discuss major indices that measure real estate investment returns over time. Finally, students will gain an understanding of the conjunction of real estate supply and demand and the real estate capital markets to determine values.
Module 1 - Overview of Capital Markets
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 2 - Required Rates of Return and Capitalization Rates
Module 2 - Required Rates of Return and Capitalization Rates Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Attendees will review the valuation methodologies used to value an income producing property and gain an understanding of the pros and cons of using direct capitalization versus discounted cash flow and vice versa. This session will delve into the theory behind direct capitalization using cap rates and discuss how CAPEX is handled in determining cash flows, cap rates and returns. We’ll identify the components of a cap rate and how these components determine the direction of the cap rates and real estate values. In addition, attendees will discern the components of the expected total return on a real estate investment and view some of the industry data sources for cap rates and required returns.
Module 2 - Required Rates of Return and Capitalization Rates Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 3 - Valuation Methodologies and the Use of Leverage
Module 3 - Valuation Methodologies and the Use of Leverage Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This session begins by reviewing definitions for the cash flows for unlevered property and levered equity, along with defining total return, yield, growth and cap rate. Attendees will learn to recognize the appropriate measure for equity risk created by the presence of leverage and examine the relationships between leverage, and equity risk and return. Lastly, we’ll identify an appropriate levered rate of return for equity in a DCF framework.
Module 3 - Valuation Methodologies and the Use of Leverage Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Module 3 In Class Exercise - CS1A-Stabilized Unlevered Property (Template)
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Open to download resource.
Module 3 In Class Exercise - CS1A-Stabilized Unlevered Property (Questions)
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Open to download resource.
Module 3 In Class Exercise - CS1A-Stabilized Unlevered Property (Solution)
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Open to download resource.
Module 3 Homework - CS1B-Stabilized Levered Property (Template)
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Open to download resource.
Module 3 Homework - CS1B-Stabilized Levered Property (Questions)
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Open to download resource.
Module 3 Homework - CS1B-Stabilized Levered Property (Solutions)
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Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 4 - Real Estate Taxation
Module 4 - Real Estate Taxation Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. We'll discuss the various tax classifications and exemptions imposed on real estate and examine the methods of calculating depreciation and their impacts on taxation. We'll also look at affordable housing programs and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
Module 4 - Real Estate Taxation Presentation
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Open to download resource.
Module 4 - CS1C-Stabilized Levered Property with Taxes (Template)
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Open to download resource.
Module 4 - CS1C-Stabilized Levered Property with Taxes (Questions)
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Open to download resource.
Module 4 - CS1C - Stabilized Levered Property with Taxes (Solutions)
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Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 5 - Commercial Loan Markets and Underwriting
Module 5 - Commercial Loan Markets and Underwriting Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. We'll present a comprehensive overview of the commercial mortgage capital markets by identifying lenders, mortgage types and terms. Attendees will review the contents of a loan submission package and examine permanent loan underwriting guidelines and how lenders make decisions on financing commercial property.
Module 5 - Commercial Loan Markets and Underwriting Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 6 - Investment Analysis: Development Transactions
Module 6 - Investment Analysis: Development Transactions Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. We’ll provide an overview of financing and investing in development and discuss the complexities of valuing and assessing development projects. Attendees will learn the difference between valuing a for-sale versus a for-rent development project as well as how to deal with changes in project risk over time. We’ll also illustrate how to determine the appropriate equity return for a development project.
Module 6 - Investment Analysis: Development Transactions Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3A-DT, For Sale Project (Q1-Suburban Site)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class - CS3A-DT, For Sale Project (Q1-Urban Site)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3A-DT, For Sale Project (Template)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3A-DT, For Sale Project (Questions)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3A-DT, For Sale Project (Answer Key)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3B-DT, For Rent Project (Template)
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3B-DT, For Rent Project (Questions)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3B-DT, For Rent Project (Solutions 1-2)
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Open to download resource.
Module 6 In Class Exercise - CS3B-DT, For Rent Project (Answer Key)
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Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 7 - Investment Analysis: Value-Added Properties
Module 7 - Investment Analysis: Value-Added Properties Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This session will focus on developing skills to identify and analyze value-added investment opportunities. We'll also delve into key metrics, data points and structural issues used when evaluating value-added investments from both a debt and equity viewpoint. Finally, we'll introduce a comprehensive case study that evaluates a value-added investment and includes both equity and debt underwriting evaluations.
Module 7 - Investment Analysis: Value-Added Properties Presentation
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Module 7 In Class Exercise - CS2-VAP Analysis (Executive Summary)
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Open to download resource.
Module 7 In Class Exercise - CS2-VAP Analysis (Market Info)
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Open to download resource.
Module 7 In Class Exercise - CS2-VAP Analysis (Project Info)
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Open to download resource.
Module 7 In Class Exercise - CS2-VAP Analysis (Template)
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Open to download resource.
Module 7 in Class Exercise – CS2-VAP Analysis (Solutions Part 1)
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Open to download resource.
Module 7 In Class Exercise - CS2-VAP Analysis (Solutions Part 2)
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Open to download resource.
AREFOD Module 8 - Real Estate Private Equity Markets
Module 8 - Real Estate Private Equity Markets Class Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. During this session, we'll examine the various sources of equity financing and discuss the investment vehicles used by private equity. Students will become familiar with terms associated with private equity arrangements along with the investment strategies pursued by private equity. In addition, we will demonstrate how to analyze the fee structures of private equity investment vehicles and discuss the workings of joint ventures. Finally, students will work through two case studies detailing recent private equity joint venture deal structures.
Module 8 - Real Estate Private Equity Markets Presentation
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Open to download resource.
End of Course Items
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