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Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst

CREA Study for Your Career Success: Elevate Yourself to an Expert in Real Estate Investment!
Duration

5 months

Location(s)

Munich, Frankfurt

Format(s)

Blended Learning, Digital

Degree

Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst (IREBS/DVFA)

Language(s)

German, English

ECTS

19

Tuition Fees

from €8,235

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Overview

Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst:
Unlock Your Professional Potential in Capital and Real Estate Markets

CREA - Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst is an established continuing education programme developed in collaboration between DVFA and IREBS Executive Education. This course prepares you effectively for the interface between capital and real estate markets, while providing access to a vibrant network of renowned real estate experts.

Experience the numerous advantages of our programme: You can choose to complete the Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst either in a blended learning format with in-class sessions or entirely online, offering flexibility to suit your schedule.

This part-time programme, equivalent to 19 ECTS, is recognized as advanced training according to HypZert. Graduates are entitled to use the title "Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst (IREBS/DVFA)". Discover the diverse benefits and unlock your professional potential through this programme.

Upcoming Dates
Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst

08. 05. 2025 | Frankfurt 07. 11. 2024 | Munich
Early Booking Dates  
before January 15th (Frankfurt, Digital) before Aug. 15th (Munich)
   
Schedules  

Frankfurt Schedule 2025

Munich Schedule 2024
Digital schedule 2025 German Digital schedule 2025 English

 

If you have any questions about the programme, feel free to reach out to the Programme Manager. We are here to answer your inquiries and look forward to assisting you!

Telephone: +49 (0) 6723 9950-30
Key Benefits

Discover the benefits of choosing our institution for your education

University-level Education

The IREBS Executive Education is part of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Management at the University of Regensburg.

Networking

Alumni who join IMMOEBS e. V. gain access to an excellent and valuable network in the real estate industry.

Prospects

Achieving certification from IREBS is held in high regard by executives and HR managers in the real estate industry.

Awards

The best performers of each year's cohort are recognized with a sponsored cash prize amounting to €1,500.

Well-Equipped

We provide our students with the necessary equipment, including free Microsoft Office 365 licenses, for the duration of the programme.

Study Plus

Career counselling, modern seminar spaces at all study locations, 24/7 access to the learning platform, and fresh fruits, snacks, and beverages at in-class courses.

Renowned

You will engage in expert discussions with high-profile and renowned lecturers from academia and industry.

Pioneers

IREBS Executive Education has been in the market for over three decades and has successfully trained over 7,500 professionals.

Course Structure

Choose Your Learning Path: CREA Blended Learning or CREA Digital

You can complete the Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst (CREA) programme in a span of just five months. The Blended Learning format of CREA, a combination of in-class sessions and computer-assisted learning, requires a total of 14 days, including two exam days. This format also includes 68 learning units through e-learning. Alternatively, the CREA programme is available in a digital format, which covers 135 learning units through e-learning and two exam days held in person in Frankfurt. CREA Digital is offered in both German and English.

Modules

Course contents at a glance

Module 1 | 3 In-class sessions (20 teaching units) or CREA Digital 7 online sessions (47 teaching units) Module 2 | 2 In-class sessions (12 teaching units) or CREA Digital 3.5 online sessions (19 teaching units) Module 3 | 3 In-class sessions (28 teaching units) or CREA Digital 6.5 online sessions (32 teaching units) Module 4 | 4 In-class sessions (8 teaching units) or CREA Digital 5 online sessions (37 teaching units)

Module 1 | 3 In-class sessions (20 teaching units) or CREA Digital 7 online sessions (47 teaching units)

Module 1 | 3 In-class sessions (20 teaching units) or CREA Digital 7 online sessions (47 teaching units)

International Real Estate and Capital Markets

The initial module lays the foundation for further specialisation, covering fundamental concepts of economics, financial mathematics, and digital business.

Selection of topics:

  • Macroeconomic fundamentals of the real estate market
  • Investment vehicles and investors
  • Investment analysis
  • Sustainability in the real estate industry
  • Quantitative methods
  • Analysis of real estate markets using external data sources
  • Digitalisation and Big Data

Module 2 | 2 In-class sessions (12 teaching units) or CREA Digital 3.5 online sessions (19 teaching units)

Module 2 | 2 In-class sessions (12 teaching units) or CREA Digital 3.5 online sessions (19 teaching units)

Business models of market participants

Module 2 focuses on enhancing your understanding of the different types of commercially used properties. You will explore a broad and diverse range of real estate related services and gain insights into the distinct characteristics of office, commercial, and residential properties.

Selection of topics:

  • Office property investment and real estate asset management
  • Commercial property investment
  • Real estate service companies
  • Real estate project development
  • Residential property companies

Module 3 | 3 In-class sessions (28 teaching units) or CREA Digital 6.5 online sessions (32 teaching units)

Module 3 | 3 In-class sessions (28 teaching units) or CREA Digital 6.5 online sessions (32 teaching units)

Real Estate Investments and Analysis

The third module covers essential topics on real estate valuation methods and investment vehicle analysis.

Selections of topics:

  • Real estate and financing
  • International real estate valuation
  • Real estate bonds
  • Capital market law
  • Open/closed-end real estate funds
  • Special funds
  • Real estate investment banking
  • Real estate accounting and valuation

Module 4 | 4 In-class sessions (8 teaching units) or CREA Digital 5 online sessions (37 teaching units)

Module 4 | 4 In-class sessions (8 teaching units) or CREA Digital 5 online sessions (37 teaching units)

Portfolio Management

Module 4 focuses on analysing real estate portfolios using capital market-proven methods. Through simulations and case studies, participants will gain practical experience in the valuation and management of real estate portfolios.

Selection of topics:

  • Cash flow modelling
  • Portfolio theory
  • Real estate portfolio management
  • Risk-adjusted real estate valuation and portfolio control
  • Real estate bidding game
Application

Everything you need to know

Structure & Study Formats

CREA Blended Learning

  • Combination of in-class sessions and E-Learning

  • 14 in-class days including 2 exam days

  • 68 E-Learning units (equivalent to 10 net working days)

Online

  • Flexible schedule and location
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Option to take courses in German or English
Tuition Fees
Tuition fees 8.950 €
Early bird rebate 8.235 €*
Reduced tuition fee 8.235 €**

*The early bird rebate is available if you register by January 15th prior to the start of the programme (for Frankfurt and the digital programme), or by August 15st prior to the start of the programme (for Munich).
**Alumni, members of IMMOEBS e. V. or IREBS Core e. V., HypZert-certified valuers.

All prices are subject to the legally applicable VAT. Discounts are not cumulative.

The payment schedule for the fees is spread over three instalments:

I. Instalment (20%):                14 days after receiving the written acceptance

II. Instalment (40%):               four weeks prior to the start of the programme

III. Instalment (40%):              at the beginning of the programme

  • Employers often cover some or all of the fees for continuing education and training.
  • The expenses for the programme are generally tax deductible.
  • Applicants can expect to receive a response to their application within a few working days.
Target Group & Admission Requirements

The CREA programme is designed in a modular structure, making it a perfect fit for the needs of busy professionals.

  • Professionals from the real estate industry
  • Financial analysts and investors with an interest in real estate investments
  • Property developers and real estate agents
  • Financial advisors and asset managers
  • Individuals seeking to expand their knowledge in real estate investment and analysis
Certificate & Title

Graduates of the short course Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst obtain the title "CREA® – Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst/-in (DVFA/IREBS)“

The completed course corresponds to 19 ECTS.

HypZert is Germany's leading organisation for surveyers in real estate evaluation and analytics in the financial economics sector with international partners. HypZert certifies surveyors according to the exacting and internationally recognised criteria of ISO/IEC 17024.

The CREA programme is recognised as professional development according to HypZert guidelines. Participants will be awarded one day of professional development for each day attended, with a maximum of 3 training days per calendar year.

Testimonials

Voices of Experience: Recommendations from Faculty, Alumni, and Professionals

The growing emphasis on capital markets in the real estate sector creates a significant demand for skilled analysts in the fields of real estate and finance.

Barbara Knoflach (FRICS)

Independent Board Member / Managing Partner, Founder of tiny BE, Deal Evolution

I really appreciated the blend of finance-related subjects and real estate insights. Through the CREA programme, I had the opportunity to enhance my knowledge in finance and gain a comprehensive understanding of real estate as an investment asset.

Nadja Klaus

Investment Management, LBBW Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (Graduate of IREBS Executive Education 2019)

Participating in the CREA Blended programme was a valuable experience for me. I found the practical approach in the classes, emphasized by the lecturers, to be highly motivating and immediately applicable. Despite having some professional experience, I still gained valuable new insights. The hybrid format of in-person sessions and

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Participating in the CREA Blended programme was a valuable experience for me. I found the practical approach in the classes, emphasized by the lecturers, to be highly motivating and immediately applicable. Despite having some professional experience, I still gained valuable new insights. The hybrid format of in-person sessions and e-learning allowed me to have flexible study hours. I highly recommend this programme!

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Sophia Sailer

Investment Manager at QUEST Investment Partners (Graduate of IREBS Executive Education 2020)

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