Certificate in Commercial Real Estate

Certificate in Commercial Real EstateBoston University's Certificate in Commercial Real Estate introduces a broad-based knowledge of core disciplines within the commercial real estate field.

Certificates are awarded in Commercial Real Estate upon successful completion of eight courses (six required and two electives).

MET Course Waivers for CPE Alumni

Get a head start on a Master’s in City Planning or Urban Affairs

Students who earn a Center for Professional Education certificate in Commercial Real Estate or Real Estate Finance may apply coursework toward the Master of City Planning or Master of Urban Affairs degree programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College. Upon admittance to either program, a waiver of three graduate elective courses (12 credits) will be granted.

For more information on BU’s City Planning and Urban Affairs programs, or the certificate in Commercial Real Estate or Real Estate Finance, please call the Center for Professional Education at 1–866–633–9370 or 617–353–4497.

The Commercial Real Estate certificate program consists of the following courses:


Core Courses (Select 6)

Code Course Title Tuition
RE107 Fundamentals of Investment Analysis $695
RE112 Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance $695
RE104 Commercial Lease Analysis $695
RE106 Overview of the Real Estate Development Process $695
RE108 Advanced Investment Analysis $695
RE203 Managing Commercial Properties $695

Elective Courses (Select 2)

Code Course Title Tuition
RE113 Fundamentals of Market Analysis $695
RE116 Underwriting the Commercial Mortgage $695
RE118 Fundamentals of Real Estate Management $695
RE119 Capital Markets $695
RE123 Physical Evaluation of Real Estate Assets $695
RE125 Practical Legal Knowledge for the Real Estate Professional $695
RE132 Managing Multi-Family Housing $695
RE140 Fundamentals of Real Estate Transactions $695
RE142 Finance, Accounting, and Taxation of Real Estate $695
RE143 Essential Skills for Business Professionals $695
RE175 Argus Cash Flow Modeling $895
RE204 Managing the Office Building $695
FM101 Fundamentals of Facility Management Systems and Practices $695
FM102 Facility Planning and Design Management $695
FM103 Facility Construction and Project Management $695
FM104 Facility Operations and Maintenance Management $695
FM105 Facility Financial Management $695
FM106 Environmental Health and Safety for Facility Managers $695
FM107 Building Systems $695
FM108 Security Management for the Facility Manager $695
SU101 Fundamentals of Sustainability and USGBC Green Associate Test Preparation $695
SU102 Sustainability in the Organization $695
SU103 Science of Sustainability $695
SU104 Energy Efficient Design $695
SU105 Renewable Energy $695
SU106 Environmental Law and Sustainability $695
SU107 USGBC LEED AP Review $695