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2014 Finance and Investment in Commercial Real Estate
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05/11/2014 to 06/11/2014
When: Wednesday November 5, 2014-Thursday November 6, 2014
Where: Ted Rogers School of Management - Ryerson University
575 Bay Street [Entrance on Dundas Street]
Room: TRS 3-129
Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2C7
Contact: Edward Byers
416-642-2700 Ext. 221

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Finance & Investment in Commercial Real Estate


The market for commercial real estate investment continues to evolve and integrate with broader investment and capital markets. This two-day course combines theory and industry practice to examine current topics and emerging issues in the increasingly complex world of real estate finance and investment. The primary objective of the course is to introduce tools and refine concepts and techniques that will improve investment, financing and risk management decisions. The course will explore both the "micro-level” pertaining to individual properties and deals, and "macro-level” portfolio and investment management considerations. It is designed to be interactive with attendees encouraged to participate during lectures and case studies.

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 Eligible for Continuing Education Credits with BOMI.  

This course is intended for real estate professionals with some exposure to finance, investment and/or valuation, and who are interested in a more in-depth treatment of the concepts and applications critical to the finance and investment function.

The course will also benefit professionals who specialize in more singular (yet related) functional areas (such as finance, acquisitions, accounting, development) who are keen to explore cutting edge analysis and be exposed to the finance & investment function’s broader context and how it integrates into the larger business.

It is expected that participants will have a basic understanding of time value of money concepts and be somewhat familiar with the use of a financial calculator (and/or the finance functions in MS-Excel).


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

-Explain why and how institutions invest in real estate
-Value income property using a variety of metrics
-Appreciate the importance of "below NOI” line items in pro formas
-Underwrite a commercial mortgage loan
-Relate cap rates to discount rates, bond yields and property income growth
-Link investors’ expected equity returns to property level returns, debt costs and leverage amount
-Quantify the incremental risks associated with the use of debt financing
-Understand CMBS, CRE CDOs and mezzanine debt and their roles in the credit crisis
-Calculate the incremental cost of additional layers of debt financing
-Derive a net present value and IRR for a development project


-The evolution of real estate as an asset class
-Real estate capital market perspectives, trends and emerging innovations
-Structuring the financing of property investment: the "capital stack”
-Investment analysis and valuation of existing (built) properties
-Ratio and discounted cash flow techniques: cap rates and discount rates
-Commercial mortgage capital sources and mortgage underwriting
-Debt financing: impact on risk, return and valuation over the cycle
-Financial analysis of real estate development projects
-The role of real estate in modern mixed asset portfolios
-Public versus private market pricing of real estate equity
-Assessing, pricing and managing real estate investment risk


Jim Clayton, PhD Vice President, Research Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Part I
Group Lunch
Part II


Continental breakfast available at registration. Group lunch will be offered and refreshments will be available during morning and afternoon breaks.


REALpac Member Company*: $1395                       Non-Member Company: $1895

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REALpac reserves the right to cancel course offerings based on low attendance numbers for 100% refund on registration fees only. Participant cancellations must be received in writing, at least five business days prior to the event for a 75% refund. Substitutions are permitted.


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