Real Estate Finance and Investment Analysis

Program Dates

  • Session 1: October 8, 2020, 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • Session 2: October 15, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Session 3: October 22, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Session 4: October 29, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Session 5: November 5, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Session 5: November 12, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Session 7: November 19, 2020, 6:00pm-8:30pm


UCI Paul Merage School of Business



  • 7 Sessions

This program will provide participants with an overview of how to analyze and finance a real estate investment. Learn essential Excel skills to create dynamic and sophisticated commercial real estate valuation property cash flow models to analyze transactions on both an unlevered and levered basis.

Program Objective

  • Develop an advanced knowledge of real estate valuation concepts and apply them in Excel
  • Build dynamic and easily auditable real estate financial models using the best practices in the industry
  • Prepare advanced sensitivity and scenario analyses to evaluate commercial real estate investments
  • Utilize and learn sources for real estate market and economic data
  • Forecast and model property cash flows for underwriting commercial real estate transaction
  • Understand critical due diligence materials

Program Content

Program Content

  • Underwriting different product types (office, industrial)
  • Modeling different investment structures (outright purchase, development, joint venture, refinancing, etc.)
  • Evaluating alternative financing methods (senior debt, mezzanine debt, bridge financing, joint venture equity, etc.)
  • Preparing market analysis (market/submarket, demographic and economic profiles)
  • Understanding various types of investors (return profiles, reposition and exit strategies, current active market participants)
  • Reviewing transaction documentation (offering memorandum, third party reports, typical due diligence materials)


Mr. Pandurangadu

Mr. Pandurangadu is a Vice President at MBK Real Estate, a Southern California based developer and operator of senior housing, multi-family and industrial properties. MBK is the US real estate arm of Mitsui & Co. At MBK, he has broad divisional responsibilities including oversight of strategy, acquisitions and joint ventures for the industrial properties group. Prior to MBK, he was a Director at Goodman North America working on acquisition and development of over 3 millions square feet of industrial real estate. He began his real estate investment career at the Irvine Company, Office Properties group where he worked on strategic planning and acquisitions.

Over his real estate career, Mr. Pandurangadu has had extensive experience in office and industrial development, acquisition, disposition, strategic planning and asset management. Significant projects include the acquisition of the $1.2 billion EOP San Diego office portfolio, valuation analysis for the 2012 initial public offering of Macquarie Mexican REIT, and disposition of DEXUS Property Group’s non-west coast portfolio.

Mr. Pandurangadu holds a MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC, Irvine and a B.S. from Ball State University. Additionally, Mr. Pandurangadu previously served on the Board of Directors for the Inland Empire chapter of NAIOP, the leading organization for developers and owners of office and industrial real estate.

*Scholarships and preferred pricing are being offered to current Merage School students (undergraduate and master's level), UCI Alumni, and current Center for Real Estate advisory board members.

More information:

Office of Executive Education

In partnership with the Merage School's

Center for Real Estate