Published: Aug. 10, 2022

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The commercial real estate industry touches all aspects of business throughout the United States, from the places we shop, to where we work and recreate. Yet the level of education needed to support commercial real estate has been underdeveloped around the U.S., with few formal programs to help professionals transition into, or advance within, this space.  

The Leeds School of Business, in partnership with the CU Real Estate Center,  aims to address this through a new executive certificate that supports the growth of industry professionals in commercial real estate. 

The Executive Certificate in Commercial Real Estate leverages Leeds’ faculty expertise and industry connections to provide an educational program that helps real estate professionals advance their careers. The certificate is comprised of three courses that can be taken together or separately. The first course offered, Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate, covers development, financing, real estate contracts, deeds, covenants and appraisals using traditional methods of valuation. This course is taught by Professor Joel Starbuck, a 25-year industry veteran, and meets Wednesday nights between Sept. 14 and Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is now open.