UNIBusiness hosts two-day, on-campus market analysis course through CCIM Institute
The modern workplace has changed. In the commercial real estate industry particularly, there are countless tools and technologies that professionals use to better evaluate and assess properties.
In early February, UNIBusiness partnered with the CCIM Institute, a highly regarded provider of commercial real estate education, to provide a two-day seminar on advanced market analysis. Students learned and put these tools to use through the class.
While the course was optional, 18 students attended both days, Cox said.
“Real estate is a practical, hands-on industry,” said Art Cox, finance professor and director of the real estate program. “We thought this course would be beneficial for students, especially those who are close to graduation. The instructor managed to cut the two-day course into five hours, and I thought it went very well.”
The idea for the seminar stemmed from the school’s vision to give all graduates knowledge in real-world skills and tools. The CCIM Institute already provides continuing education classes to real estate professionals, and the Dean’s Advisory Council discussed the possibility of inviting an instructor to campus.
The instructor cut the full two-day course into five hours, split between Feb. 1 and 2, and taught students to actually put industry standard tools into use. The students found an immediate benefit from these skills, and Cox said all of the comments from participants were highly complimentary.
“The seminar expanded on an area of content that we learn in the classroom,” said Aidan Perry (Finance and Real Estate ’19). “We were able to get exposed to programs and methods for analyzing markets that can be used across the real estate industry. The seminar is one example of many development opportunities that are presented to students through the real estate program. The exposure and knowledge of the industry gained through the program at UNI is truly invaluable.”