Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development Certificate

9 Courses
Online Fixed-Date

Learn from Industry Experts & Expand Your Investing, Development & Finance Acumen

Our real estate certificate program in partnership with the for those who want to expand and gain essential skills in financing, developing, managing, and selling commercial real estate projects, and explore the legal, entitlement, and environmental aspects as well as other important elements of development and project management.

The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate provides course offerings to real estate professionals at all levels of career development through various academic and extracurricular programs. Our world-class faculty coupled with our extensive network of industry contacts provide students with a one-of-a-kind, personalized educational experience that positions them for successful careers in real estate. or view the .

Real Estate Certificate Requirements

To earn a professional certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development, complete the following requirements:

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Schedule & Fees

Core Courses – To Enroll and Learn More Click a Course

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Managing the Entitlement Process [REP-X810] See details for more information 1
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1
Online Fixed-Date

Learn to recognize the policy documents, zoning regulations, and environmental studies that may affect your project budgets and timelines.

Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 101 [REP-X813] 04 Feb 202504 Mar 2025 1 $450
04 Feb 202504 Mar 2025
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Michael Sieman

Gain a competitive edge and acquire an understanding of finance and investment fundamentals in the real estate world!

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Market Analysis [REP-X815] 08 May 202529 May 2025 1 $450
08 May 202529 May 2025
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Stath Karras

This course is aimed at providing students with a foundation for understanding market analysis in real estate, reviewing highest and best uses for a given site and a longer-term planning vision for a market site.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Real Estate Finance [REP-X816] 16 Sep 202407 Oct 2024 1 $450
16 Sep 202407 Oct 2024
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Scott Peterson

This course will give the student a working knowledge of the types of income properties with emphasis on underwriting the cash flows from each of the four main property types.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Legal Aspects of Real Estate [REP-X817] See details for more information 1
See details for more information
1
Online Fixed-Date

This 4-week course will provide an overview of all legal aspects of acquiring, developing and operating commercial projects. 

Real Estate Development Process [REP-X835] 09 Apr 202530 Apr 2025 1 $450
09 Apr 202530 Apr 2025
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Andy Pollin

Explore the commercial real estate development process, and learn from San Diego’s premier practitioners.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Elective Courses (Select Two) – To Enroll and Learn More Click a Course

Complete 2 of the following 5 courses for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
Real Estate Investment and Income Analysis 102 [REP-X814] 24 Mar 202514 Apr 2025 1 $450
24 Mar 202514 Apr 2025
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Michael Sieman

Students will prepare financial models and analysis to determine the overall profitability and feasibility, and to identify the risk attributes that can affect the investment.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Property Management [REP-X818] 09 Oct 202430 Oct 2024 1 $450
09 Oct 202430 Oct 2024
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Kurt Sullivan

Learn how sophisticated property management Impacts the bottom line through the intervention of experienced instructor .

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Asset Management [REP-X828] 01 Oct 202422 Oct 2024 1 $450
01 Oct 202422 Oct 2024
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Alex M. Perry

This course will provide a basis for understanding the strategies, key concepts and practices around the management of real estate assets.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Commercial Real Estate Valuation [REP-X838] 08 Aug 202429 Aug 2024 1 $450
08 Aug 202429 Aug 2024
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Justin Glasser

This 4 week course will help you develop the skills and knowledge to review narrative appraisal reports, and determine the highest and best use of real estate.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Small Scale Development [REP-X842] 07 Nov 202405 Dec 2024 1 $450
07 Nov 202405 Dec 2024
1
$450
Online Fixed-Date
Alexander Alemany

Learn the small scale real estate development process from one of San Diego’s premier practitioners with this online professional development course.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

Seminar – To Enroll and Learn More Click Seminar

All courses from this stream are required for completion of this certificate
Course Date Units Price
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Seminar [REP-X806] 12 Mar 202512 Mar 2025 N/A $150
12 Mar 202512 Mar 2025
N/A
$150
Online Fixed-Date
Heather Riley

Review current trends, as well as, review major environmental issues confronting land use development and offer proactive site planning and design techniques to minimize environmental impact and promote sustainability.

Once you have enrolled in your course, to access the course Welcome Letter, to review important course details. This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within USD’s Learning Management System two days prior to the course start date.

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Learning Method Information

Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

Curriculum

This certificate program includes 6 required courses, 1 seminar, and 2-course electives. Click on the following courses to learn more.

Core Courses (All Required)

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

What You Will Learn

Who Should Attend

This real estate investment certificate is intended for real estate business professionals who wish to build a foundation for a career in the commercial real estate industry. Our stand-alone courses are great for professionals seeking proficiency in a specialized area.

Benefits of the Real Estate Certificate Program

Whether you are an established entrepreneur or work for a well-known company, the real estate industry is a robust field that offers excellent career opportunities in a variety of sectors. Some of the benefits you can expect from earning your professional real estate certificate from the include:

Accreditation

The ’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Testimonials

Outstanding! I loved this class and Scott is a wonderful instructor. Great depth of the Capital Markets and financial fundamentals. I even went back and watched the videos! Thank you Scott!

As a beginner to the Real Estate Industry with minimal knowledge of terms and concepts, the Real Estate Certificate has provided vital knowledge and insight to prepare to to advance professionally in the industry. The exposure to local leaders in the Real Estate field, both as instructors and guest speakers, makes the certificate program a valuable experience that is well worth the investment.

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the ’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Careers Outlook

Employment opportunities in the business and finance field are expected to grow by over 750,000 new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, employers are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented and educated business professionals.

This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.

Industry Insights

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Job growth

$78800

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Career Opportunities

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Data Analyst

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for completing a certificate program?

Requirements for completing a certificate can be found on the certificate page.

Are the continuing education courses transferable to a master degree program?

Professional and Continuing Education courses that are transferrable to a USD master degree will be stated on the course or certificate page. If you wish to transfer credit, it is your responsibility to confer with the receiving institution before enrolling, as each
individual academic institution decides whether or not to accept USD Professional and Continuing Education credit.

How long do I have to complete the Certificate?

You have five years to complete the certificate.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

Click here for complete details regarding our refund, drop and transfer policies

What if I can’t get into a course because it is full?

Prospective students can request to be placed on a waitlist. Should a space open up in a course, those on the waitlist will be notified. We encourage you to register early for courses.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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