NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces Fall Registration for Noncredit Courses

Real Estate Professionals Sign Up For Fall Courses to Boost Industry Knowledge and Learn from Best in Field


New York, August 27, 2012 – Fall is in the air as the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (scps.nyu.edu/schack) opens registration for its Fall 2012 noncredit courses in real estate and construction management.

NYU Schack offers more than 500 noncredit coursescertificate programs, and intensive programs annually to keep professionals up-to-date with the latest trends affecting the industry, as well as comprehensive programs for those with no real estate background who are interested in entering these rapidly evolving fields. Classes are offered in Architecture and Engineering, Construction, and Real Estate. Day, evening, and weekend schedules are available to accommodate students’ working schedules. Some are presented in a one day-long intensive format to minimize time spent in the classroom. The courses are designed for the professional wishing to explore potential interest in the industry without an extended commitment.

“For more than 40 years, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate has been offering timely and relevant real estate courses to industry professionals, helping them to become leaders in the field,” said Rosemary Scanlon, divisional dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate. “The Institute’s curriculum is designed with industry input to keep professionals abreast of today’s developments and to provide them with advanced techniques and analytical skills. Our faculty includes some of the most prominent leaders in the field, and draws their expertise from the real estate and construction industries in New York City, where they work and practice.”

Courses enable students to learn more about growing sectors, such as sustainability, in Solar Essentials: PV and Thermal or Green Building Commissioning, or rapidly evolving financial models in Real Estate Capital Markets or Financing Real Estate Development Projects, for example.

Other popular courses this fall include Construction Project Management; Building Approvals, Permits, and Certificates of Occupancy; Hotels as Real Estate Investments; and AutoCAD Professional Level I.

The courses in real estate help industry professionals to stay on the leading edge in today’s challenging and exciting real estate market. Courses, certificates, and intensives cover finance, development, leasing, facility and property management, title issues, and other topics of importance to the industry. NYU Schack also offers courses that fulfill the New York State continuing education requirements for licensed real estate professionals and help those new to the field prepare for the salesperson’s licensing or appraisal examinations.

For information on NYU Schack’s noncredit courses this fall, please visit scps.nyu.edu/schackce.

For additional information about the application process or other programs at NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, please visit scps.nyu.edu/schack or call 212-992-3336.

About the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate (www.scps.nyu.edu/schack) was founded in 1967, at the initiative of prominent real estate leaders who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that provided an educational foundation for professionals within their industry. Today, NYU Schack is home to graduate degree and related graduate certificate programs—notably the M.S. in Real Estate, the M.S. in Construction Management, and the M.S. in Real Estate Development—which enroll some 700 full- and part-time students from more than 30 countries and have nearly 2,500 alumni degree-holders around the globe.  In addition, each year approximately 7,200 working professionals enroll in the Institute's professional certificate programs, noncredit courses, and licensure-related offerings in such areas as real estate finance, sales and brokerage, sustainable design, facilities management, and architecture and civil engineering.  The Institute also houses the NYU REIT Center and the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment and hosts key industry events, including annual conferences on Real Estate Capital Markets and REITs. NYU Schack is one of several comprehensive academic divisions within the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.