Real Estate Finance and Construction Management One-Week Intensive Courses Give Professionals A Leg Up

NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Announces Registration for Spring Courses

NEW YORK, January 31, 2012 –The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate ( has opened registration for its Spring 2012 intensive courses in real estate and construction management.  These intensive one-week programs deliver in-depth, concentrated learning experiences for professionals who seek to sharpen their expertise in a particular aspect of the real estate industry. Credit earned by completing intensive courses can often be applied toward the completion of a professional certificate program.

The one-week format gives professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge without a significant time commitment and enables them to grow and ascend their career ladder. 

This semester’s course highlights include:

  • The Business of Real Estate: Finance and Investment (March 12-16, 2012)
    This intensive, one-week program provides a solid foundation for understanding the high-stakes business of commercial real estate. Through exposure to actual cases, students develop an understanding of the issues involved in the creation of real estate assets and real estate value.
  • Construction Methods, Materials, and Drawings (March 12-16, 2012)
    The ability to accurately read construction drawings and plans, and to understand the construction practices associated with those drawings is an essential skill for construction managers. This one-week intensive begins with an examination of the materials, systems, and techniques used in commercial and high-rise residential building construction and concludes with a thorough examination of construction plans and working drawings.
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling and Analysis (March 19-21, 2012)
    Beginning with a review of the essential financial calculations and measurements used in quantitative real estate investment and income property analysis, participants progress to developing a financial model template for the acquisition and refinancing of commercial real estate using Excel software.
  • Construction Project Management (March 19-23, 2012)
    This intensive one-week program provides a solid foundation, focusing on the com¬plexities and techniques of effective construction project manage¬ment. By week’s end, students have a greater understanding of the industry and have acquired practical tools they can use immediately in their current positions.
  • Real Estate Investment Decision Analysis (March 26-30, 2012)
    Further your understanding of commercial real estate investment decision analysis with applications of acquisition, renovation, reposition, and disposition considerations. This intensive one-week program provides a framework of advanced financial economic principles and analytical techniques.
  • Real Estate Investment Banking and Capital Markets (April 16-20, 2012)
    Strengthen your knowledge of corporate finance and capital markets through an examination of how the public capital markets value commercial real estate investments and firms and assess risk. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of value creation during the life cycle of a real estate firm with a focus on the role investment banking plays in reallocating risk and enhancing value.
  • Real Estate Asset Management (April 16-20), 2012)
    Examine the techniques for increasing the value of real estate assets under management on behalf of ownership. This one-week intensive examines the decision-making process from the property, asset, and portfolio management perspectives.
  • Commercial Real Estate Lease Analysis (April 30 – May 2, 2012)
    This three-day intensive course provides a comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate leasing strategies for the landlord and tenant and analyzes how leasing decisions or characteristics impact lease value.

For the complete list of spring intensives or for more information, please visit:

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

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