Commercial Real Estate Finance Track

Commercial mortgage lenders are responsible for loan origination, underwriting, loan servicing or packaging, and sale on the secondary mortgage market, among other possibilities. They may work in the agricultural, commercial, multifamily or other market segments. They may become involved in financing new development, construction or existing investment property. This career area requires an understanding of the technicalities of finance, evaluating appraisals, understanding economic and demographic information, serving as credit analyst, and to be a skillful negotiator.

The commercial real estate finance track requires a total of 18 hours of real estate. This includes 12 hours of required courses and an additional 6 hours of electives as shown below:

Degree Requirements

Required courses

RELU 3460Real Estate Law

3 credits

RELU 4390Real Estate Investments

3 credits

RELU 4410Basic Appraisal Procedures

3 credits

RELU 4460Commercial Real Estate Finance

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Electives (choose two)

RELU 3430Real Estate Brokerage and Sales

3 credits

RELU 3450Real Estate Management

13 credits

RELU 4420Income Property Appraisal

3 credits

RELU 4510Real Estate Internship

1 - 3 credits

FNBK 4600Investment Risk Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Directed Electives

These electives can be taken from the real estate directed electives list and any of the following:

FNBK 4590Risk Management for Business Managers

3 credits

FNBK 4600Investment Risk Management

3 credits

MKT 4420Business Demographics

3 credits