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8 weeks, online
(excl. orientation) 

7-10 hours per week, entirely online

Weekly modules, flexible learning

You'll walk away with:

An understanding of the specific instruments commonly used to finance commercial real estate assets. 

The ability to identify and analyze the commercial viability of real estate investments and developments. 

Validation of your real estate knowledge in the form of an executive education certificate from a top-ranked US university.*

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*US News (2019).

Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

COURSE CURRICULUM 

ORIENTATION MODULE:
Welcome to your online campus
MODULE 1:
The logic behind real estate investment decisions
MODULE 2:
The factors affecting real estate value
MODULE 3:
The real estate system and the developer
MODULE 4:
Property level evaluation

MODULE 5:
Leverage and the impact on risk and return
MODULE 6:
Economic feasibility of a development project
MODULE 7:
Equity partners
MODULE 8:
Making investment decisions

ORIENTATION MODULE:
Welcome to your online campus
MODULE 1:
The logic behind real estate investment decisions
MODULE 2:
The factors affecting real estate value
MODULE 3:
The real estate system and the developer
MODULE 4:
Property level evaluation

MODULE 5:
Leverage and the impact on risk and return
MODULE 6:
Economic feasibility of a development project
MODULE 7:
Equity partners
MODULE 8:
Making investment decisions

This Rice Business online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider, GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

An online education that sets you apart

Experience a flexible, but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life, to meet weekly milestones

Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a top-tier university,* entirely online and in your own time

*US News (2019).

YOUR ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Your Academic Director

JEFFERSON DUARTE
Academic Director


Jefferson Duarte is an Associate Professor of Finance and the Gerald D. Hines Professor of Real Estate Finance at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is an expert in several areas of asset pricing and real estate finance including option pricing, fixed income and mortgage-backed securities (MBS).

Currently teaching real estate finance and real estate development, Professor Duarte has also taught Ph.D. and MBA level courses in option pricing models, term structure models and risk management. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica (Brazil) and both an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago.  

JEFFERSON DUARTE
Academic Director

Jefferson Duarte is an associate professor of finance and the Gerald D. Hines Professor of Real Estate Finance at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He is an expert in several areas of asset pricing and real estate finance including option pricing, fixed income and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Currently teaching real estate finance and real estate development, Professor Duarte has also taught Ph.D. and MBA level courses in option pricing models, term structure models and risk management. He holds a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica (Brazil) and both an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago. 

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT & DEVELOPMENT

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Online Short Course

Gain the insight to make more informed commercial real estate investment and development decisions.