NCREIF Academy Course: Essentials of Institutional Real Estate

Chicago, IL

January 30 - 31, 2023

Essentials of Institutional Real Estate

This course provides an overview of the institutional real estate market and investment process. It covers multiple activities from the setting of strategy to performance analytics, valuation, research and more, and how they are all integrated for successful execution. As such, it has value for those relatively new to the industry as well as veterans focused largely in one discipline.  

Highlights include: 

  • How has the institutional real estate market evolved over time? 
  • What strategies do investment managers use when creating funds? 
  • Who are the different players in institutional investing? 
  • How does one evaluate the strategy, structure and sponsorship of a proposed fund? 
  • What are some useful benchmarks, risk measures and analytics one can use for evaluating the performance of an existing property or fund? 
  • How are property values estimated? 
  • What is the role of the research function? 
  • Why do we need reporting standards for institutional real estate? 
  • How can NCREIF data be used to assist in answering the above questions? 

These are only a few of the topics covered in this course. Discussion questions and group work are used to reinforce the concepts. 

Swissotel Chicago
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

NCREIF Group Rate: $119

Group rate cut-off date:  January 16, 2023

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Course fees:
Plan Sponsor/Academic Members $750
All Other Members $1,250
Non-Members $1,500

Register Here for the course


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