Enhance your Career in the Dynamic Real Estate Industry
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to participate in one of the most comprehensive and carefully crafted real estate programs in the country and learn practical skills and theories from world-renowned faculty at the top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine - in the heart of Southern California's vibrant Orange County, home to some of the nation’s most vibrant and dynamic real estate businesses and communities.
The coursework takes a holistic and contemporary approach to real estate, drawing from the lessons of past cycles and current trends. Participants complete a total of four quarter-long courses, in addition to a two-day program, and can complete the program in as few as nine months.
The interactive and dynamic curriculum will provide participants with insights and skills regarding key factors and investment strategies driving real estate markets, and will incorporate case studies, opportunities to work on real-life projects, and feature world-renowned faculty and distinguished guest speakers from leading organizations in the real estate community.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Individuals looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of the real estate industry
Professionals interested in obtaining enhanced knowledge in a specific real estate discipline or specialization
Managers and leaders from all fields related to real estate planning and development
Four (4) quarter-long courses (one mandatory course plus three elective courses)
Complete in as little as six months
Graduate-level courses (16 units) lead by experienced faculty in conjunction with highly-regarded industry leaders from all disciplines
Valuable learning and networking opportunities with practitioners and other professionals
Plus exclusive and complimentary access to the Center for Real Estate's business-focused events and knowledge-sharing forums, featuring highly regarded industry leaders and current topics.
Seminar in management of the Real Estate Enterprise
3 electives (from the following options):
Introduction to the Real Estate Process
Real Estate Capital Markets
International Real Estate
The Real Estate Development Process
Applied Real Estate Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
Seminar in Management of the Real Estate Enterprise (Mandatory Course)
This course is a capstone seminar that explores the various aspects of decision-making related to the management and leadership of the real estate enterprise. Each session focuses on a particular topic and is hosted by a guest speaker with specific expertise from the professional community.
Course will look beyond "The Deal" to management of the real estate enterprise itself; explore aspects of decision-making focused upon strategic objectives: goal setting, legal/tax structures, public vs. closely-held entities, corporate ethics, capital structure, managing growth, diversification, and technology.
Introduction to the Real Estate Process (Elective)
This introductory survey course provides a foundation for understanding the workings and players in the real estate market. The curriculum features a hands-on approach to analysis of real estate deal opportunities with case presentations from leaders in the real estate community.
Topics Include: Real estate economics, valuation, feasibility, investment, tax considerations, financing, development, and corporate real estate asset management. Class will feature lectures and cases with supplemental presentations by real estate professionals.
Applied Real Estate Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Elective)
This course prepares students to value and efficiently manage a diversified portfolio composed of real estate investment trusts (REITs). The course will soon be rendered “real” and not simply “virtual” with funding through the sales of individual REIT shares to members of The Center for Real Estate's Advisory Board.
Provides an understanding of the public real estate investment trust (REIT) market and its place in modern investment strategies, presents methods for analyzing and valuing companies, and introduces basic concepts for constructing and managing a real estate investment portfolio.
The Real Estate Development Process (Elective)
This course introduces students to the nature and composition of the development community and the development process. Students have the opportunity to work in teams with a client as well as prepare a feasibility analysis and create an optimal deal structure for an actual development project.
Topics Include: Nature and composition of development community and development process with the emphasis on the role of conflicting interests, values and goals, and market uncertainty; deal structuring and risk management.
Course will consist of lectures, guest lectures, and team projects evaluating actual development projects.
Real Estate Capital Markets (Elective)
The primary goal of this course is to develop a working understanding of the four segments of real estate capital markets: public debt, private debt, private equity and public equity, and how these markets affect real estate investment.
Topics Include: Understanding the four sectors of real estate capital markets: public debt, private debt, public equity, private equity; fundamental drivers of real estate investment; key players; investment types; underwriting strategies; debt vs. equity source characteristics and implications for returns.
International Real Estate Investment (Elective)
This hands-on course tracks the growing phenomenon and driving forces of international real estate investing. The course features a variety of guest speakers and the potential opportunity for students to participate in an international field trip.
Topics Include: Survey of international real estate investment opportunities; size and breadth; opportunities and challenges (tax treatment, currency/political/market risks, transaction costs, lack of local knowledge); ownership vehicles (REITs, joint ventures, equity funds, etc.)
Winter classes begin week of January 3, 2022
Winter application deadline December 1, 2021
Spring classes begin week of March 23, 2022
Spring application deadline March 1, 2022
Pre-requisites: Undergraduate / Graduate degree, plus a minimum of 2 years professional work experience with increasing responsibilities
Resume or CV
A 1-2 page document describing:
Why you are interested in joining this program?
Why/how you would benefit from participating?
How other students would benefit from your participation in this program?
What your career aspirations are following the completion of the program?
Transcript from Undergrad school
Please email documents to the Leadership Development Institute firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject line: Certificate in Real Estate Application
Individuals will be notified regarding their application within 1-2 weeks.