Commercial CE Course Descriptions | Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Analyze and Underwrite Multi-Unit and Mixed-Use Properties – 3 Hours:

This course will teach students how to assess the viability of an Investment Property by becoming proficient in analyzing and underwriting the asset from both an investor’s and a banker’s perspective.

Anatomy of a Shopping Center – 3 Hours:

Gain a working knowledge of the shopping center development process as well as the history of the shopping center concept, the types, classifications, marketing and considerations associated with centers, and more. (Available Online)

Anatomy of an Office Building – 3 Hours:

If you’re interested in getting into the field of office building development and management, or if you are an office building professional who aspires to a more thorough understanding of office building operations, this course is suited for you. (Available Online)

Commercial Leasing 101 – 3 Hours:

You will learn the important role leasing agents play in the real estate process and gain a base-level knowledge of the entirety of the leasing process.  Topics covered will include: the Power of Leasing, Owners and Leasing, Types of Leases, Elements of a Lease, Agency Leasing, Tenant Representation, Negotiation Case Study and Leasing Opportunities.

Downtown Commercial Property Management – 3 Hours:

Downtown commercial buildings normally have property management teams on-site. This class will cover the important role property managers play in the real estate process and give students a base-level knowledge of the manager’s responsibilities.

Navigating Chicago Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Lease Transactions – 3 Hours:

This is an essential introduction to commercial real estate purchase and lease transactions, ideal for those new to commercial real estate as well as veterans looking for a refresher. *****Available Classroom Only*****

Property Management 101 – 3 Hours:

In this course, students will learn the basics of property management. The course includes instruction on different types of buildings, reading and understanding neighborhood comparisons, protected classes, the importance of the CRLTO (Chicago ordinance) and much more. The course is geared toward anyone thinking about getting into Property Management, people in the field two years or less, or experienced professionals who just want a refresher. This course will also aim to help those individuals avoid many of the pitfalls of Property Management in Chicago.

Real Estate Auctions: What Every Broker Should Know – 3 Hours:

Learn the ins-and-outs of real estate auctions and perfect your business strategy in this select market. Not only will you be better prepared for your next auction, you’ll know what to do if you or your client are the winning bidder.

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