Commercial Real Estate Introduction

Take the first step toward larger returns with this class about commercial leases, document details, and finding & analyzing deals.

Segments Duration
Request Info

Christian George

Christian George is a Businessmen, Entrepreneur, and Real Estate Investor. Having been a licensed real estate agent for over 22 years and a licensed escrow officer for over 14 years, Christian is intimately familiar with every part of a real estate transaction from front to back.  Christian is currently the Content Director and an Instructor for Renatus as he continues to grow his personal portfolio. He loves sharing with students how to research a property, build a plan and strategy, and then close the deal. 


Our resident commercial real estate expert, Christian George, will take you through the entire purchasing cycle, from initial analysis to the closing table, helping you understand that contracts and due diligence research are the keys to maximizing your earning potential in commercial real estate. Learn the steps to finding and analyzing commercial deals, how commercial leases work and what documentation you need to get the process started. We will compare and contrast lending for business or commercial versus residential property, and give you the foundation to go into the Commercial Lending path. This course is the first step in helping your investment portfolio mature from residential properties to the limitless potential of Commercial Real Estate.

  • 01

    Introduction of Course & Instructor

    Christian opens the class with a personal experience and dives into the basics of commercial real estate.

  • 02

    What Does Commercial Real Estate Include?

    Raw ground and multi-unit housing are two of the types of commercial real estate.

  • 03

    Market, Money and Tool Mastery

    Christian shares the importance of investigating the market, understanding supply and demand, and mastering the necessary documents and contracts.

  • Show all 14 segments

    • 04

      Investigating Your Market

      Examples and stories are used to explain where investors can look to get reliable information about their market.

    • 05

      Investigating Your Market, Continued

      Learn how the county tax valuation records can be useful in analyzing a commercial real estate deal.

    • 06

      Investigating Your Market, Continued

      The County Recorder's office is a valid source of knowledge.

    • 07

      Investigating Your Market, Continued

      Local utility companies and trade associations are both available for market information.

    • 08

      Information From Seller

      Christian provides a useful list of information you should acquire from the seller when considering a commercial real estate purchase.

    • 09

      Supply & Demand, and Math = Money

      Do the work to learn the details that are necessary for you to make an informed decision.

    • 10


      Learn the definitions and terms you need to understand to become a successful investor.

    • 11

      Operating Numbers

      This scenario reinforces the importance of the financial numbers that determine your profit.

    • 12

      Math = Money

      Christian clarifies the meaning and calculation of the cap rate, value and net operating income.

    • 13

      Financial Application

      Specific examples help you know the formulas and the tools available to you, as an investor, to increase your chances for success.

  • 14

    Assessment Review

    The questions and answers of the assessment are discussed and Christian wraps up the class with a challenge.