Online Courses


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 emeritus 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.


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.


Real Estate Development: Planning and Process

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 b

As the real estate industry becomes increasingly complex, both the public and private sectors require an in-depth understanding of the real estate development process. By developing a nuanced overview of public-private stakeholder interaction, professionals will be able to navigate the process more effectively and create value for all parties involved.

Over six weeks, you’ll also learn how innovative public-private partnerships can create new and diverse opportunities in real estate development and assist in the transformation of cities. Guided by Professor Kairos Shen’s extensive professional and academic experience, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to approach the public sector, and apply the concepts learned to your local context.


Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Real Estate: Challenges and Market Opportunities

Taught by Fábio Duarte, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Senseable City Lab, this course examines the impact that future mobility and transportation will have on real estate. You’ll gain an overview of the current state of autonomous vehicles, and how mobility innovations are already transforming real estate products. Develop immediately applicable, practical skills that you can use to identify real estate opportunities and solve built environment challenges.

Self-Driving Cars and the Future of Real Estate: Challenges and Market Opportunities is a six-week course. Enrollment dates for the 2021 presentations are as follows:


Real Estate Financial Analytics

This online short course is taught by David Geltner, emeritus professor of real estate finance at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning and associate director of research at the MIT Center for Real Estate, Richard de Neufville, professor of engineering systems at MIT, and Alexander van de Minne, professor of finance and real estate at the University of Connecticut. You’ll discover how to assess the financial viability of both residential and commercial real estate investments through a rigorous introduction to financial modeling. In addition, you’ll explore the analytical tools and techniques for analyzing property value and learn to apply them in creative ways to enhance your decision-making process.

Real Estate Financial Analytics is a six-week course. Enrollment dates for the 2022 presentations are as follows:

  • Course starts: April 6, 2022. Registration closes: March 29, 2022
  • Course starts: June 15, 2022. Registration closes: June 7, 2022
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