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Ch 18: Commercial Real Estate

About This Chapter

This chapter helps you prepare to answer exam questions on the topic of commercial real estate. These brief lessons and self-assessment quizzes are a convenient way to get up to speed for an upcoming exam or for professional development.

Commercial Real Estate - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll study key concepts related to the commercial real estate industry, beginning with the economic cycles of commercial real estate. You'll review how to estimate income-producing property values and cover the documentation required in commercial real estate transactions. This chapter also includes a review of the Federal Reserve System and the Consumer Price Index. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define commercial real estate and outline it's economic cycles
  • Discuss working with investors, developers, and users of commercial property
  • Prepare commercial real estate documentation
  • Analyze the risks and opportunities in commercial property
  • Understand the role of the Federal Reserve System
  • Explain how cost of living and inflation are monitored

Our experienced instructors present this information with clear, concise language that allows you to maximize your study time. By testing your knowledge with our self-check quizzes at the end of each lesson, you will have a good indicator as to whether you are ready for exam questions. You can access these materials 24/7 on any computer or mobile device.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Commercial Real Estate
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Commercial Real Estate: Definition & Economic Cycles

1. Commercial Real Estate: Definition & Economic Cycles

This lesson explores economic cycles of commercial real estate and examines real estate market drivers, including economic growth, competition, and education.

Commercial Real Estate: Estimating Income-Producing Property Values

2. Commercial Real Estate: Estimating Income-Producing Property Values

What are valuation models for income-producing properties? In this lesson learn how to determine the value of real estate based on the income stream, as well as how capitalization rates (cap rates), gross income multipliers and comparable price valuations are involved.

What is the Federal Reserve System?

3. What is the Federal Reserve System?

Have you ever wondered why interest rates go up and down, seemingly at random? Of course you have! Discover what the Federal Reserve is, what its goals are and how those goals are achieved in this introductory lesson explaining the central bank of the United States.

Consumer Price Index: Measuring the Cost of Living and Inflation

4. Consumer Price Index: Measuring the Cost of Living and Inflation

In this lesson, you'll learn what the Consumer Price Index is and how it measures changes in the level of prices in an economy. You'll also learn about the important economic concepts of inflation and deflation. Why do prices always seem to be going up?

Working with Investors, Developers & Users of Commercial Property

5. Working with Investors, Developers & Users of Commercial Property

This lesson will explain how to identify the goals of investors, developers, and users of commercial and industrial property. You'll also learn about the different types of income properties and the interests of commercial purchasers.

Commercial Real Estate Documentation: Purpose & Preparation

6. Commercial Real Estate Documentation: Purpose & Preparation

This lesson will explain how to prepare specialized commercial real estate documentation and discuss dealing with 1031 Exchanges, permits, and regulatory approvals.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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