Professional Certificate Program in Institutional Real Estate

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The NCREIF Academy offers a collection of courses that are specific to our institutional real estate industry, and designed to offer NCREIF’s members and other professionals with the opportunity to explore the industry’s different disciplines. There may be no other organization where one has access to these types of courses. Over the years a strong and diverse curriculum has been developed. It is a great way to earn valuable education credits. While you can take courses a la carte, we now offer an opportunity to work toward a NCREIF Certificate.

The NCREIF Certificate Program offers a unique and exciting opportunity for professionals pursuing a career in institutional real estate investment.

NCREIF member firms include leading investment management firms with well over $500 billion of capital invested in apartments, office, retail, industrial and other property types of Class A commercial properties. This certificate program has been designed specifically to cover the concepts and techniques needed to be successful in a career in institutional real estate investment, including investments managed either directly or by investment management firms, on behalf of pension funds, endowments, foundations, and high-net worth individuals.

Eight courses are required to complete the certificate program, encompassing ten days of instruction. Topics range from fundamental theories to cutting edge tools and methodologies of industry practice. The curriculum combines the research and expertise of university professors and instructors with the practical knowledge and experience of industry leaders from among NCREIF’s member organizations.

Our line-up of faculty are globally-renowned thought leaders, practitioners, and sought-after consultants in these topics and are great instructors. The program blends the vast experience of NCREIF with the technical prowess of faculty from universities whose academic careers have also involved working with institutional real estate investors.

Students will be exposed to case studies, hands on analysis of investments, and the use of NCREIF’s, and other databases, to evaluate markets and funds, and construct indices. Students will also find this to be an excellent networking opportunity with their industry peers.

Courses are offered at various universities, and also periodically taught in conjunction with NCREIF’s conferences.