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Real Estate and Construction Certificate in Commercial Property Management

Diploma Description

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Offered by the Schack Institute of Real Estate, the online Certificate in Commercial Property Management introduces you to the world of real estate from the operations perspective, providing you with the skills to manage commercial office buildings on a day-to-day basis on behalf of property owners. Learn about newly established COVID-19 guidelines that focus on tenant safety. Gain a deep understanding of tenant relations, client service, building systems and operations, and employee management. Explore the unique roles and responsibilities of a property manager, including how best to position properties to maximize investment return and profit. Acquire the basic skills of learning to read and administer leases and maintaining property/building systems to maximize their economic life.

This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the four required courses and one elective within two years of taking the first certificate-eligible course.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of commercial property management
  • Owner, client, tenant, employee, and vendor relationship management
  • The ability to evaluate, negotiate and administer commercial lease agreements
  • COVID-19 guidelines for safe building operations
  • Building systems, operations, and maintenance management
  • Tenant improvements and capital construction project management
  • An understanding of landlord/tenant rules and regulations

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Introduction to Commercial Property Management

Learn the techniques and strategies for the successful management of commercial buildings.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Commercial Building Systems, Operations, and Maintenance

Gain a working knowledge of all aspects of commercial building systems, operations and maintenance.
 

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Navigating Commercial Leases

Examine standard office and retail lease forms, understand the motivations of the parties involved, and develop a framework for negotiation.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Managing Tenant Improvement and Building Renovation Projects

Learn the critical skills to manage commercial or residential capital improvement projects to maximize returns and building operations and limit risk.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

ELECTIVES (PICK ONE OF THE TWO LISTED)

Complete 1

NYC Legal Issues of Landlord/Tenant Relations

Examine the legal issues that landlords, agents, property managers, and real estate attorneys in New York face with residential rental properties.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Real Property and Landlord/Tenant Law

This course teaches the principles and instruments of real property law, including when and how to utilize the legal system.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required