Learn how to leverage quantitative analytical techniques and financial modeling to inform real estate investment decisions and risk.
Changing tenant expectations, sustainability concerns, and where people choose to live due to work-from-home protocols are reshaping the commercial and residential real estate markets. It requires data and quantitative analysis skills to predict the full impact of this on the property sector, and investment and development decisions.
The Real Estate Financial Analytics online short course from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (MIT SA+P) will enable you to transform uncertainty (‘unknown unknowns’) into risk (‘known unknowns’). You’ll gain the technical skills and tools to assess the viability of residential and commercial real estate investments using rigorous analysis techniques, simulation modeling, and financial modeling. This six-week program introduces real estate price dynamics and teaches you to quantitatively model them using Microsoft Excel, in order to understand some of the challenges of real estate price indexing. It also explores the lure and limitations of forecasting and how to make more accurate predictions using Monte Carlo simulation.
In addition, you’ll explore how flexibility in the context of uncertainty can add value to investments, as well as assess the quantitative and qualitative value of real estate investment decision flexibility using simulation modeling. With guidance from MIT academics and industry experts, you’ll discover the potential for new financial engineering tools based on real estate price indexing.
Is this course for you?
This program is designed to help equip finance and built environment professionals with the knowledge and techniques to navigate real estate investment decisions successfully. Whether for personal investment management or in a professional capacity, this course aims to provide you with the skills and tools to make better recommendations and projections, identify high-return investments, and build an enduringly strong portfolio.
Business leaders, financial executives, real estate entrepreneurs, developers, and fund managers and advisers will build on their current skill set, and gain insight into the latest investment trends and structures. Analysts — especially those looking to hone in-demand, specialist real estate expertise — will benefit from the expert thought leadership in areas such as property price dynamics and valuation in the capital market. Due to the technical nature of this course, it’s best suited to those with existing knowledge of finance or economic analysis and experience using Microsoft Excel.
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