Commercial Real Estate Introduction

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

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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

    Instructor Introduction and Disclaimer

  • 02

    Class Expectations and What is Commercial Real Estate?

  • 03

    What is Your Vision?

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    • 04

      When to Buy Real Estate

    • 05

      When to Buy Real Estate Continued

    • 06

      Recap and Terms

    • 07

      Deductions and Appreciation

    • 08

      Do You Know What You Want?

    • 09

      Vacancies and Municipalities

    • 10

      Case Study

    • 11

      Commercial Preview and In-Class Assignment

    • 12

      Let's Talk Commercial and Supply and Demand

    • 13

      Why Doesn't a Property Sell? And Investigating Your Market

    • 14

      Investigating Your Market Continued and Some Good Places to Look

    • 15

      What to Ask the Seller to Show You and Good Records Equal Value

    • 16

      Operating Statements and Using Percentages

    • 17

      It's Not Magic, It's Math

    • 18

      CAP Rates

    • 19

      CAP Rate Question and Answer

    • 20

      Managing Market Fluctuations and knowing Your Tools

    • 21

      Your Path to Success and Good Contracts

    • 22

      Real Vs. Personal Property and Seller Needs

    • 23

      Reports and Historical Use

    • 24

      Settlement and Closing

    • 25

      Final Case Study

  • 26

    The Moral of the Story and Parting Thoughts