Professional Development Institute
Analyzing Market & Economic Trends for Real Estate
The financial crisis showed that local property markets are not immune to national trends. Further, commercial real estate is increasingly integrated with the global economy and capital markets. To understand the state of their own local market, and its future direction, industry participants need to be able to interpret the economic and market signals that are most relevant for real estate.
Course content will be delivered through lectures, interactive case studies, and industry guest speakers. Reading materials will be sent in advance for attendees to prepare.
- Compare and contrast the various measures of real estate market activity and pricing. What is each telling you and how might turning points be identified?
- Evaluate the economic signals that are most relevant to the real estate markets. Where should you look to evaluate current market conditions?
- Examine methods of forecasting market conditions. What data is relevant (and not relevant) and how do you analyze it?
Greg MacKinnon is the Director of Research for the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA). Prior to that, he spent many years as a professor teaching university courses on capital markets topics and has won a variety of awards for both his teaching and his research on real estate investment issues. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Finance and is also a CFA charterholder.
Registration & Fees:
Course Fee: $1,600
The program fee covers tuition, course reader, continental breakfast, and light refreshments. Registration and payment must be made at least one week prior to the course start date. Course information, including the reader, will be made available once payment is received.
For additional information, please contact:
MIT Center for Real Estate
Office of Professional Education