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Real Estate and Construction Diploma in Commercial Real Estate Lending

Diploma Description

Mortgage debt financing is a key component of most commercial real estate (CRE) transactions. As such, CRE lending has become an important line of business for the banking and finance industry because it provides the essential financing for the acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) of income-producing properties. With outstanding commercial mortgage loans at nearly US$3 trillion, CRE lending activity contributes significantly to the economy, as well as to the US job market. CRE lenders are actively recruiting those who possess the specialized analytical skills to underwrite and structure CRE loans.

The Diploma in Commercial Real Estate Lending provides individuals with the specialized skills to enter or advance in this fast-paced industry. From originating to servicing a commercial real estate loan, this diploma covers the quantitative and qualitative tools to analyze commercial investment properties; assess borrower credit worthiness; and make prudent, defensible lending decisions.

This diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the four required courses. Click on the courses below for course sections and times.

If you need additional advisement, please email the program office at sps.realestate@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • The skills to gather and analyze market and historical property financial data
  • The ability to review and interpret third-party environmental, engineering, and appraisal reports
  • An understanding of how to assess property performance, management, and ownership structures
  • The ability to analyze and monitor borrower/sponsor financial condition and credit worthiness
  • Knowledge of how to structure loans based on risk considerations and how to prepare a credit package and amendments for approval

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

All Courses Required

Commercial Real Estate Loan Underwriting

This course provides a comprehensive and practical framework for CRE credit risk assessment and lending decisions.

2 sections

Structuring Office, Retail, and Industrial Loans

Learn how to underwrite and structure more complex real estate deals involving office, retail, and industrial loans.

2 sections

Underwriting Construction Loans

Learn the specialized lending skills to structure real estate construction loans.

2 sections

Commercial Real Estate Lending Operations

Apply the skill-based knowledge of commercial real estate lending department operations gained from the previous three courses in this program.

2 sections

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General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree

Commercial Real Estate Loan Underwriting

This course provides a comprehensive and practical framework for CRE credit risk assessment and lending decisions.

2 sections

Structuring Office, Retail, and Industrial Loans

Learn how to underwrite and structure more complex real estate deals involving office, retail, and industrial loans.

2 sections

Underwriting Construction Loans

Learn the specialized lending skills to structure real estate construction loans.

2 sections

Commercial Real Estate Lending Operations

Apply the skill-based knowledge of commercial real estate lending department operations gained from the previous three courses in this program.

2 sections