UNLV Lied Center for Real Estate Launches Executive Certificate Program

May. 5, 2021

The eight-month program is for professionals interested in obtaining enhanced knowledge in commercial real estate.


LAS VEGAS  – UNLV’s Lied Center for Real Estate launched its Executive Certificate in Commercial Real Estate Finance, Investment and Development on May 1. The new certificate can be completed in eight months and was created for professionals interested in gaining enhanced knowledge in commercial real estate. Additionally, students will:

•    Expand and learn essential skills in financing, developing, managing, and selling commercial real estate projects.
•    Learn, plan, develop, and manage profitable commercial real estate projects using proven processes and tools.
•    Gain the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage the development process, from project planning and management to investment and financing decisions to property valuation, property management, and real estate asset management.
•    Understand the complexities of real estate investment and analysis while acquiring competitive skills to identify sources of capital and other financing vehicles, as well as identify real estate development strategies that are necessary to compete in today’s changing market.

"Providing educational resources for professionals who are looking to excel in their industry is an important part of Lee Business School's mission, said Gerry Sanders, dean of UNLV’s Lee Business School. “Lied Center for Real Estate's executive certificate program is not only a great example of this, it also connects professionals with leaders in the industry as part of a program that can be completed in a very short period of time. The center is a resource to our community that is proven, trusted, and an important element of a growing university.”

The program is made up of six modules; each module is offered once a year based on the below schedule. All courses are assigned Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and are taught by UNLV faculty and industry professionals. 

September – Real Estate Economics and Market Analysis
October – Legal Acts of Real Estate
November – Real Estate Development
February – Property and Asset Management
March – Construction Management
April – Commercial Real Estate, Finance and Investments

“The program will provide much-needed quality education to the growing real estate industry here in the Las Vegas metropolitan area which has seen unprecedented economic growth in the last decade, and will continue to do so as the region expands,” said Vivek Sah, Director of the Lied Center for Real Estate.

Registration for the program began May 1 and is open through August 16, 2021. The comprehensive program cost is $4,250 or $800 per module. An early-bird discount is available for registration received before July 16, which reduces the program cost to $3,825. The program fee covers all course materials, parking on UNLV campus, and refreshments. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/liedexeccert or contact Shelby Dunscomb at shelby.dunscomb@unlv.edu.

About the Lied Center for Real Estate 
The Lied Center for Real Estate (Formerly Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies) was established in 1989 by the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to foster excellence in real estate education and research. The center was endowed in 1991 through a generous gift and a challenge grant from the Ernest F. Lied Foundation Trust. The center produces relevant and timely real estate research, supports educational programs in real estate for students and professionals, and provides community outreach. Learn more at liedcenter.unlv.edu

About Lee Business School
Established in 1967 as the College of Business, the now Lee Business School is one of the largest schools at UNLV with approximately 3,500 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 100 faculty and staff and offers the only accredited business program in Southern Nevada. The school offers ten undergraduate majors, 14 minors and seven graduate degrees, including the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Lee Business School is among the top 5 percent of business colleges and schools worldwide to hold international dual accreditation in business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business and management education. In addition to its scholastic endeavors, Lee Business School is home to three centers that bring together faculty and students with business and industry. These include the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), and Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. With more than 20,000 graduates, the Lee Business School Alumni Chapter is one of the largest alumni chapters on campus.