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MIT online courses are designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities for professionals around the globe, and allow participants to further their knowledge and skill in an accelerated, convenient format. A natural continuation of your professional development, the MIT Center for Real Estate online course portfolio is designed to sharpen your ability to succeed in the rapidly-changing real estate world. The courses, which feature world-renowned, in-demand faculty and speakers, run at varied cadences to suit a diversity of learners. Each of these programs can help focus your development and provide you the competencies that will enable you to have an immediate and lasting impact on your professional future.


Developing Health-Centered Communities: The Next Revolution in Real Estate

A program offered by the MIT Center for Real Estate and Harvard Medical School in partnership with MIT Professional Education.

April 20–May 7, 2021

Join leading figures from medicine, public health, urban design, and architecture to explore innovative frameworks for driving value at the intersection of health care and the built environment. Leveraging insights from top Harvard Medical School Executive Education and MIT Center for Real Estate faculty, you’ll develop a strategic vision for building projects that create value, promote healthy living, support aging-in-place, and produce communities that thrive. 


Certificate in Real Estate Finance and Development

June 7–24, 2021

Recent global developments, coupled with economic conditions, have demonstrated that one cannot understand financial markets and the economy without understanding real estate markets and underwriting real estate risk. The Professional Certificate in Real Estate Finance & Development provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals and executives to obtain state-of-the-art insights and skills about the key factors and investment strategies driving real estate markets. By joining our professional program, you will further your understanding of the real estate development process.


Data Science in Real Estate

Smart data analytics is giving real estate professionals and investors more insight into the factors impacting property value than ever before. From assessing risks to analyzing evolving trends, we’re now able to anticipate the success of a property more accurately thanks to the abundance of information available to us.

Led by director of the Real Estate Innovation Lab and Head of Research for DesignX Dr. Andrea Chegut, you’ll explore over the course of six weeks what it means to be a good data scientist from both a technical and ethical perspective as you gain the practical data science skills to make informed, data-driven investment decisions.


Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment Online Certificate

Commercial real estate is concerned with property used for lucrative long-term investment opportunities, serving as a hedge against the volatility of common investment markets. This course applies concepts from financial economics to commercial real estate, providing you with methods to answer real estate investment questions, along with the tools necessary to make sound investment decisions in the real world.

Taught by leading MIT professor and MIT/CRE’s Associate Director of Research Dr. David Geltner, the program begins with an overview of fundamental economic principles and progresses to more complex financial and investment analysis. By the end of the program, you’ll walk away with the ability to apply cutting-edge insight to current investment property markets.

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