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Introduction To Real Estate Finance & Investing

A 7.5 hour class approved by the NY Deptartment of State for real estate continuing education credits.

Course Info & Registration

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Introduction To Real Estate Finance & Investing: $75

Course approved for 7.5 hours of continuing education.

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About The Course

The course is designed to provide a practical understanding of real estate finance and investments
-  Introducing students to methods for collecting, estimating, calculating, and analyzing the critical quantitative real estate "measures of performance";
-  Having students understand the relative importance of these "measures of performance" and the underlying reasons for their importance;

Course Topics

Among the many topics, this class will include:

1. Understanding the Commercial Marketplace.

2. Where we Find Customers & Clients.

3. Types of Investments & Investment Properties.

4. Principles of Investment.

5. Income & Expenses.

6. Introduction to Financial Analysis.

7. Property Values.


About The Instructor

Michael A. Raganelli has over 26 years of experience in the valuation, management, and financing of commercial real estate. Currently, he is a Valuation Services Director with Colliers International Valuation and Advisory Services here in Manhattan.Mr. Raganelli holds the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, awarded in 1993, and is certified by that organization as an instructor. Mr. Raganelli is also the Chair of the Valuation Studies Department at the NYREI. He was appointed the Appraisal Institute's Ambassador to the Russian Federation (2004-2008), traveling regularly to that country for both educational and good will assignments.Mr. Raganelli's resume includes the following positions and accreditations: - Commercial Mortgage Lender with over 15 years of experience. Portfolio lending experience with New York Life, Chase Manhattan Bank, and KBC Bank NV (Belgian). Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities experience with a NYC due diligence firm serving various Wall Street firms and Morgan Stanley. He has been a successful entrepreneur as the CEO of Raganelli & Associates, Inc. (1985-1998), an appraisal and consulting company operating in New York City.Mr. Raganelli is a published author of textbooks and he created and produced the "In Layman's Terms" column which appeared regularly in the New York Post from 1996 to 2001. He is acknowledged by New York State and the State of Florida as an Expert Witness on Real Estate matters.


Manhattan Branch

132 West 36th, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
*Use entrance at 139 West 35th St. on nights and weekends (Between 7th and Broadway, North Side of Macy's) Phone: (212) 967-7508

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