The Real Estate Analyst includes

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The Real Estate Analyst

| Micro-Degree

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Real Estate Investing

| Skills Certificate
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Master the skills needed to analyze and interpret market data to inform investment decisions. Get an overview of the capital structures, calculation, and comparison cap rates and a comprehensive cash flow model for a real estate transaction from purchase to sale.

Real Estate Forecasting

30 video minutes

6 excel exercises

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Video minutes 30

Excel Exercises 6

  • Introduction to Real Estate
  • Measuring Real Estate
  • Lease Types
    • Pro rata calculations
    • Base year stop
  • The Cash Flow Statement
  • Rental Revenues
    • Gross versus Net
    • Modeling revenues from different types of assets
    • Renewal probability
  • Additional Income
    • Percentage Rent
  • Operating expenditures
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Income Taxes

Real Estate Financing

22 video minutes

4 excel exercises

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Video minutes 22

Excel Exercises 4

  • Overview of the capital structures
  • Debt
    • Loan sizing (LTV and LTC)
    • Amortizing loans with balloons
    • Mezzanine
  • Equity
    • Preferred vs common
    • GPs and LPs
    • Promoted interest
  • Equity Waterfalls

Cap Rates and Other Metrics

12 video minutes

2 excel exercises

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Video minutes 12

Excel Exercises 2

  • Calculation and comparison cap rates
  • IRR, Cash on Cash Yield, Breakeven, Multiple of Money

Real Estate Case Study Model

74 video minutes

10 excel exercises

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Video minutes 74

Excel Exercises 10

  • Going in and Exit Cap Rates
  • Financing sources and uses
  • Differing Lease types and pro rata calculations
  • Rental revenues and adjustments
  • Operating expenditures and reimbursements
  • Capex, Tis, Reserves, Lease commission
  • Unlevered and levered cash flows
  • Return metrics
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Real Estate (REIT) Modeling and Valuation

| Skills Certificate
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Get to grips with real estate modeling and valuation in full. Bridge the gap between your existing accounting knowledge and learn what REITs are, how to analyze them, and how to value them with our online real estate investing course. Master the critical skills needed to complete a comprehensive REIT valuation model based on real company data.

Introduction to REITs

10 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 10

Excel Exercises 0

  • What is a REIT?
  • How a REIT is structured
  • Presentation in the financials
  • How REITs grow


15 video minutes

3 excel exercises

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Video minutes 15

Excel Exercises 3

  • Defining and calculating Funds from Operations (FFO)
  • Defining and calculating Adjusted Funds from Operations (AFFO)
  • Understanding straight-line leases


3 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 3

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  • Summary of IFRS 40
  • FFO and AFFO for non-US REITs
  • Impact on valuation

Cap Rates

14 video minutes

2 excel exercises

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Video minutes 14

Excel Exercises 2

  • Calculating NOI
  • How leases and property types affect cap rate
  • Applying the analysis to investments

Building a REIT Operating Model

63 video minutes

13 excel exercises

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Video minutes 63

Excel Exercises 13

  • Preparing the supplemental calculations of Revenues & Costs
  • Preparing fixed assets calculations of Property Acquisitions, Property Development/Redevelopment, Asset Disposals
  • Calculating Dividends using FFO
  • Calculating Equity Investments and NCI
  • Preparing the Income Statement
  • Preparing the Balance Sheet
  • Preparing the Cash Flow Statement
  • Calculating the Debt and Equity needed to fund future growth

REIT Valuation

32 video minutes

2 excel exercises

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Video minutes 32

Excel Exercises 2

  • How valuing REITs differs from traditional corporates
  • Valuation using NAV, trading and transaction comparables, and DCF
  • Calculating cost of capital for a REIT

Comprehensive REIT Valuation Model - NAV

14 video minutes

4 excel exercises

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Video minutes 14

Excel Exercises 4

  • Calculating fully diluted shares
  • Calculating the operating assets with capitalized income
  • Calculating equity investments and other operating, non-real-estate assets
  • Calculating liabilities and other claims on assets

Comprehensive REIT Valuation Model - DCF

30 video minutes

7 excel exercises

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Video minutes 30

Excel Exercises 7

  • Calculating WACC
  • Calculating PV of FCF
  • Determining dilution from future equity issuances
  • Calculating terminal valuing using multiples and perpetuity method
  • Running sensitivities

Skills & Learning Objectives in The Real Estate Analyst Micro-Degree

Reviewed by Industry Experts

Colin Evans

Managing Director at J.P. Morgan

Colin Evans is a Managing Director at J.P Morgan and leads the financial institutions coverage team globally for the Corporate Banking.

Dr. Bridget Lyons

Professor of Finance

Professor of Finance at the Jack Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University and Associate Instructor.

Chris Bishko


CFO with over 25 years experience as an operator, investor and investment banker in technology and financial services.

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