Certificate Program - MIT Center for Real Estate

Certificate Program

Upcoming Dates: June 1–14, 2024


Get ahead in today’s rapidly evolving real estate market

In the MIT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN REAL ESTATE FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT, you’ll acquire the foundations, framework, and vision required to succeed in today’s ever-shifting global real estate marketplace.

Built for real estate professionals, investors, and policy-makers, the Center’s certificate program, in collaboration with MIT Professional Education, will help you confidently move forward your most ambitious projects. In this program you will:

  • Discover the cutting-edge strategies and tools transforming real estate markets
  • Identify emerging opportunities for driving value through international investment and development
  • Explore data-driven approaches for overcoming industry roadblocks

Pursuing a professional certificate allows you to further your knowledge and skills in an accelerated, convenient format. This certificate program will help focus your development on a set of competencies that will allow you to have an immediate as well as lasting impact on your organization’s future.

Live/Virtual Course Offerings for 2024

Register by May 10

JUNE 1 – Proptech

JUNE 2 + 3 – Real Estate Finance (Fundamentals)

JUNE 4 + 5 – Real Estate Finance (Advanced)

Timing: Certificate courses run each summer over a two-week period.

Upcoming Dates: June 1–June 14

Designed for: wide range of professionals across the real estate, banking, finance/investment, and insurance industries. In addition to real estate professionals, investors, and policy-makers, the certificate may also be of interest to planners, architects, fund managers, investment portfolio managers, financial advisors, investment bankers, fixed-income analysts, financial risk managers, global financial market specialists, and professionals working in macroeconomic policy.


Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals (LIVE/VIRTUAL)

A “finance boot camp” for real estate professionals who need to analyze the financial feasibility of ventures. Gain a comprehensive understanding of how investment returns are calculated and how income-producing assets are valued.

Real Estate Finance: Advanced (LIVE/VIRTUAL)

Learn to analyze the investment risks and opportunities in today’s marketplace through quantitative analytics. Also discussed: current real estate investment market dynamics and trends, possible developments in securitization and derivatives, example transactions and identification of the most active capital sources.

Sustainable Real Estate: Economics and Business

Aiming to achieve net-zero real estate operation and management for your portfolio and integrate ESG? Learn to integrate sustainability into market analysis, design, permitting, finance, and project delivery as a critical business strategy.

Commercial Real Estate Development

This course concentrates on the identification and evaluation of critical assumptions related to permitting strategies, financial feasibility, construction contract choice, project delivery methods, and negotiating key terms of equity financing for economically viable commercial real estate developments.

Global Real Estate Markets

Assess current industry trends, acquire proven tools and frameworks for building portfolios and minimizing risk in global contexts, and identify opportunities for investments around the world.

Proptech: Digitizing the Built Environment (LIVE/VIRTUAL)

Property technology—or “proptech”—is revolutionizing the global real estate industry. In this high-impact one-day course, you’ll dive into today’s dynamic proptech ecosystem and explore the technologies—from machine learning to data analytics tools—that are transforming the way real estate professionals buy, rent, sell, manage, construct, and design properties.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Real Estate Finance: Fundamentals⁠$3,200W. Torous
Real Estate Finance: Advanced⁠$3,200W. Torous
Sustainable Real Estate: Economics and Business$3,200S. Zheng
Commercial Real Estate Development⁠$4,800W. T. McGrath
Global Real Estate Markets⁠$3,200A. Saiz
Proptech: Digitizing the Built Environment$1,200J. R. Scott

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You’ll acquire the foundations, framework, and vision required to succeed in today’s ever-shifting global real estate marketplace.

Apply today

Certificate Program