Real Estate Fundamentals Course Overview

This Real Estate Fundamentals course examines the core concepts of real estate lending. We will look at the different commercial real estate loan types and the factors real estate lenders must consider when lending for different properties.

This Real Estate Fundamentals course will also explore the timeline and process of real estate transactions and give you a practical demonstration of real estate credit analysis.

Real Estate Fundamentals Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify differences and similarities between commercial real estate loan types
  • Interpret key underwriting parameters for commercial real estate lending
  • Compare equity lending and cash flow lending
  • Calculate lending ratios and appropriate loan amounts
  • Explain the timeline and end-to-end process of a commercial real estate transaction

Real Estate Fundamentals is an Elective Course of CFI's CBCA™ Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. From beginners to advanced users, the CBCA™ program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst. 

Who Should Take This CBCA™ Course?

This Real Estate Fundamentals course is perfect for any aspiring credit analyst that would like to make a career for themselves in the real estate lending sector. This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner and intermediate level banking and real estate professionals, or business and finance students seeking to better understand commercial real estate financing.

The exercises and tools explored in this course will also be useful for any financial analyst that wishes to work in credit analysis, business banking, commercial banking and lending and other areas of credit evaluation as well as relationship management and risk management.

What You'll Learn


Real Estate Fundamentals

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Prep Courses

courses from beginner to intermediate level.


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15 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Elective Courses

7 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.


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Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

What Our Students Say

Zaher Atef
Amazing Course
the scientific material is wonderful
Andrii Vasylchenko
Very explanatory course material and great lecturers
It was my first time studying the subject of real estate in such detail. The course material is presented in a very understandable way and I really enjoyed it. I will surely revert to it in the later stages of my business studies, no matter where. It is great that CFI allows lifetime access to its course. Now I am eager to start a new real-estate related course within this CBCA Program.

Very nice and short course. Excellent presentation with great examples. I highly recommend it.
Real Estate Fundamentals
Very good content, exercises and very good presentation.
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Hoping to enter into real estate in the near future. Taking this course is an eye opener
Lee Anselmo Blackman
The course was very fundamental and covered all the main everyday areas in real estate transactions and investments that are vital to brokers, consultants and investors.
Nigel Minezes
Great Engaging course.
Ahmed Amin
And I learned from this course many information about real state
Christian Beugre
I totally enjoyed this course and can confidently recommend it as a excellent introduction or revision on real estate financing. Thank you!
Sodiq Olajide (ACA)
the course is very comprehensive and informative. thank you
Wong Keat Soon
The topic of relevancy is deemed good where it is understood and logical to apply.
Muhammad Sajjawal Ali Khan
Great Program that gives deep insight/refreshment. One of the Best Investments you can make for your career.
Christian J. Torres
This type of courses enhances my skills required to be an M&A specialist and build my personal empire made exclusively through transactions and acquisitions.
Francine Fabiola PETATO TEWO
Highly recommend.

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