Analyzing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Learn how to analyze the financial performance of a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT), to calculate various valuation metrics, and to make investment decisions based on your results. This class focuses on both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Learn how to determine strategy, to interpret portfolio statistics, to understand the income statement and the REIT-specific metric funds from operation (FFO), to discern balance sheet strength, and to assess dividend-paying ability. The course also covers management teams and demonstrates how to access and approach publicly available documents.

Note: Registering at least two weeks prior to the start of the course date is highly recommended. Popular classes fill up quickly and more specialized classes need sufficient enrollment.

For general information about this course, please call 212-992-3336 or email

If you are registered for an online course and are not able to access/view your course in NYU Classes, please note the following:

  • It may take at least 24 hours from the time you registered for your information to be transferred into NYU Classes.
  • New students registering two days or LESS before the start date of the course may experience delayed access.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of REIT valuation metrics
  • The ability to analyze REIT performance

Ideal for

  • Real estate investors
  • Real estate analysts

1 section

  • Fall 2023

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2023
    • Date

      Oct 23 - Dec 4
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

    • Location