Fordham Real Estate Institute adds graduate certificate in Real Estate Finance

Classes will begin fall 2019.

The landscape of commercial real estate finance is ever-changing. The ability to properly analyze markets, evaluate income-producing properties, assess financing options, calculate investment returns, and ultimately make informed real estate investment decisions is integral to industry professionals. To help these professionals refine skills in finance and investment, the Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) is pleased to announce the third addition to its growing Graduate Certificate component: a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance.

Ideal candidates for the program include real estate attorneys, developers, brokers, and management professionals; commercial real estate lenders; design and construction industry professionals; planners and public agency personnel involved in real estate projects; as well as current or former Master of Science in Real Estate and Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development students who wish to add a specialized designation in Real Estate Finance.

Courses will take place in the evening during the fall, spring and summer terms. Students can complete the program at their own pace, whether part-time or full-time.

“Real estate investments play a major role for both private and institutional investors,” said Robert Morgenstern, REI program director. “Fordham REI’s commitment to staying at the forefront of a dynamic real estate industry is upheld by the launch of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Finance, which follows on the heels of our recently-announced Graduate Certificate in Construction Management. Through the Real Estate Finance certificate, professionals will gain practical, real-world knowledge and skills needed to succeed, including cash flow analysis, financial modeling, valuation and debt and equity capital structuring.”

The 15-credit curriculum includes courses on real estate finance, structures and capital markets, valuation and investment analysis, and credit analysis and underwriting. A required 3-credit elective can be selected from real estate financial analysis, private equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), real estate investment trusts (REITs), data analytics and technology, and special topics.


Fordham Real Estate Institute (REI) currently offers a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE); graduate certificates in real estate finance, development, and construction management; and a comprehensive array of professional certificates in real estate and construction at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison, N.Y. Serving professionals and owners/investors of all stripes, the MSRE curriculum presents the essential elements of real estate finance, investment, development and management. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on imparting real-world professional skill sets. Flexibility and convenience are program hallmarks as classes can be taken in-person, online, and at various paces. REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

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