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Summer Intensives at the Fordham Real Estate Institute

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Fordham’s summer intensive certificate programs in real estate and construction deliver concentrated learning experiences for professionals looking to develop their expertise in a particular aspect of these growing global industries. These weeklong courses run from Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Class size is limited to ensure that students receive the personalized attention for which Fordham is known.

Students can earn a full professional certificate by completing two intensive courses or by combining intensive courses with some of the six-week-long evening/online courses offered by the Real Estate Institute (REI). All certificate programs promote career advancement for both seasoned and up-and-coming industry professionals.

Faculty

Intensive courses are taught by accomplished professionals from the real estate, design, and construction industries. All are members of the adjunct faculty at the Fordham Real Estate Institute.

Location

The Real Estate Institute is located on Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus at West 60th Street—just west of Columbus Circle in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

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Summer Intensive Certificate Programs

Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Investment

This certificate program provides the core concepts and specialized skills to evaluate income-producing properties, assess financing options, calculate investment returns, and ultimately, make informed real estate investment decisions. Using real-world applications, this program supports career advancement for both current and up-and-coming industry professionals who wish to analyze investment properties, structure commercial real estate transactions, and stay on top of the latest financing trends.

Core competencies covered:

  • Annual property operating statements; income, expenses, and net operating income
  • Real estate financial analysis; the multiyear pro forma income statement
  • Property valuation; direct capitalization and discounted cash flow
  • Real estate financial modeling techniques
  • Real estate capital markets; sources of debt and equity capital
  • Mortgage instruments, loan requests and loan underwriting
  • Private equity structures and the capital stack
  • Real estate pre-purchase due diligence
  • Real estate investment analysis

This certificate credential is issued to students who successfully complete the following TWO intensives.

Real Estate Finance and Investment Intensive: Financial Analysis | REFI-1010/$1,495
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., July 6-9, 2020 (four sessions).
This intensive, four-day course provides the essential concepts and foundations of commercial real estate financial analysis, asset valuation, and investment analysis. Through real-world applications, acquire the skills to develop a property operating statement, determine net operating income (NOI), and apply capitalization rates to estimate property value. Progress to a multiyear cash flow forecast—the pro forma income statement—in order to estimate asset value and investment returns over the duration of a hold period. Topics covered include real estate investment principles, real estate valuation, lease types, financial modeling concepts and techniques using MS Excel, income and expenses, net operating income (NOI), capitalization rates, direct capitalization, time value of money, present value (PV), future value (FV), net present value (NPV); internal rate of return (IRR); discount rates; before-tax cash flow; after-tax cash flow, and pre-purchase investment property due diligence. This intensive course uses MS Excel software. Students should have a basic understanding of Excel prior to this course.

Real Estate Finance and Investment Intensive: Decision Analysis | REFI-1030/$1,495
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 13-16, 2020 (four sessions).
This intensive, four-day course furthers your understanding of commercial real estate investment by applying the financial analysis and property valuation concepts covered in Real Estate Finance and Investment Intensive: Financial Analysis to actual real estate investment projects. Through hands-on exercises, students are provided the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills and to think critically about real-world projects. Learn how to effectively evaluate the potential of a real estate investment through a systematic analysis of project data and debt and equity finance structures. Topics covered include due diligence, real estate financial analysis, valuation techniques and income and expense analysis, levered and unlevered returns, real estate debt and equity finance, taxation, deal structures, discounted cash flow analysis, and preferred returns. This intensive course uses MS Excel software.

Professional Certificate in Real Estate Development

This certificate program examines the interdisciplinary, high-stakes nature of real estate development and the mix of specialized analytical, financial, and organizational skills needed for successful project completion. Participants in this program gain an understanding of a range of activities including site acquisition, market and feasibility analysis, finance, design, construction and asset management through the study of the development and redevelopment of multifamily, office, and mixed-use properties. This program supports career advancement for both current and up-and-coming industry professionals.

Core competencies covered:

  • Real estate financial analysis and property valuation
  • Real estate development project life cycle and stakeholders
  • Market, competitive, and property location analysis
  • Site selection and highest and best use analysis
  • Entitlement process and public-private partnerships
  • Marketability analysis and design considerations
  • Project budgets and feasibility analysis
  • Construction loans, interest carry, and draw requests
  • Lender relationship management and the permanent take out loan
  • Project delivery; budget, cost, and financial progression analysis and control
  • Property management and asset stabilization

This certificate credential is issued to students who successfully complete the following two intensives.

Real Estate Finance and Investment Intensive: Financial Analysis | REFI-1010/$1,495
Mon.- Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 6-9, 2020 (four sessions).
This intensive, four-day course provides the essential concepts and foundations of commercial real estate financial analysis, asset valuation, and investment analysis. Through real-world applications, acquire the skills to develop a property operating statement, determine net operating income (NOI), and apply capitalization rates to estimate property value. Progress to a multi-year cash flow forecast – the pro forma income statement - in order to estimate asset value and investment returns over the duration of a hold period. Topics covered include real estate investment principles; real estate valuation; lease types; financial modeling concepts and techniques using MS Excel; income and expenses; net operating income (NOI); capitalization rates; direct capitalization; time value of money; present value (PV); future value (FV); net present value (NPV); internal rate of return (IRR); discount rates; before-tax-cash-flow; after-tax-cash-flow; and pre-purchase investment property due diligence. This intensive course uses MS Excel software. Students should have a basic understanding of Excel prior to this course.

Real Estate Development Intensive | REDV-1020/$1,495
Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 20-23, 2020 (four sessions).
Through a step-by-step examination of the project life cycle, gain a comprehensive understanding of the phases, procedures, and complexities of developing and redeveloping various property types including multifamily, office and mixed-use real estate. Topics covered include an overview of the real estate development process, assembling the team, project stakeholders, market analysis and site selection, land use, regulatory environment, entitlements, public private partnerships, environmental review, marketability and design considerations, hard- and soft-cost budgets, project pro forma, feasibility study, the raising of equity, interim and permanent financing, construction considerations for the owner, marketing, leasing, property stabilization, and management.

Professional Certificate in Construction Project Management

This certificate program provides the core competencies and specialized skills to professionally plan, manage and deliver quality construction projects on time, within budget and ultimately, with high client satisfaction. Through the study of established management practices with real-world New York City and global project applications, this program supports career advancement for both current and up-and-coming design, construction, and real estate industry professionals.

The core competencies covered include:

  • Project management framework and principles
  • Construction project life cycle and process
  • Contract types and project delivery methods
  • Project teams and organizational structure types
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Bidding and award procedures
  • Project planning, scheduling, and control
  • Project budgets, cost control, and financial management
  • Pre-construction planning and field management
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Risk management; safety, insurance, and bonding
  • Change orders, construction claims, and dispute resolution

This certificate credential is issued to students who successfully complete the following summer intensive and two of the following six-week courses (either in person or online):

  1. Construction Cost Estimating and Bidding Process COPM-0020
  2. Construction Project Planning and Scheduling COPM-0030
  3. Construction Budgets and Cost Management COPM-0040
  4. Reading Construction Drawings and Documents COPM-0110

Construction Project Management Intensive | COPM-1010/$1,495
Mon.- Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., July 13-16, 2020 (four sessions).
This intensive, four-day course presents a solid foundation for current and up-and-coming construction project managers, focusing on the essential concepts and specialized competencies to plan, manage, and deliver quality construction projects on time, within budget, and ultimately, with high client satisfaction. Through a series of lectures by accomplished professionals in the field, participants gain practical knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the project stakeholders, the construction process, and management tools which can be put into practice immediately. Topics covered include the project life cycle, contract types, project delivery methods including construction management and general contracting, the project management framework, contract documents, general conditions, design development, pre-construction planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, budgets, and cost control, financial reporting, change orders, surety bonds, insurance, safety, project execution, field management, claims, dispute resolution, permits, TCOs, and project close-out.