NCREIF offers certificate program

May 27, 2015 admin

Industry professionals know that being the best takes continuous learning. The institutional real estate industry, though, has limited opportunities for continuing education.

This summer, NCREIF has partnered with the MIT Center for Real Estate to provide industry professionals with exactly that opportunity. Together, they are offering a summer Professional Certificate Program in Institutional Real Estate Investment.

“We plan to phase in the program with three of the courses offered this June during the week of June 8. This will include the introductory course that is intended as a prerequisite to the other courses,” says Jeff Fisher, academic consultant for NCREIF. All courses are two full days, there are six courses required to complete the certificate program, and they must be completed within five years.

Fisher says the program will be great for anyone who is involved with the institutional investment community in any way — plan sponsors, investment managers, consultants, accountants, appraisers and data vendors.

“There are no other organizations that I am aware of that provide courses that cover these topics with an application to private real estate investments,” adds Fisher. While some of the program’s topics are touched on in CFA curriculums and MBA programs, he says there is no other program that will cover these topics to the degree they will be covered through the NCREIF/MIT program.

Fisher also notes that all of the instructors have extensive experience in the institutional real estate business. “They can draw upon their experience in the industry to make the course applicable to students,” he says.

The program will be held on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, Mass., and will feature globally renowned instructors from both MIT and NCREIF’s member organizations. A full list of course descriptions is available on the NCREIF website.

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ZoeWolff119x91Zoë Wolff is a reporter with Institutional Real Estate, Inc.

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