Advance your career in commercial real estate with NAIOP’s courses and professional development workshops!
NAIOP has developed a series of well-regarded courses that focus on various specialties within commercial real estate and has assembled a faculty of industry experts to lead course sessions and share real-world experiences.
NAIOP courses are based upon core competencies, which are specialized categories of applied skills and established industry practices that are essential to delivering financially successful projects.
By completing four eligible NAIOP Core Courses and two NAIOP Elective courses, participants can earn a CP/CRE Certificate. Learn more about CP/CPRE here.
2023 Course Scheduled Offerings
Introduction to Construction Management
March 24 & 31 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
In partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology, NAIOP offers this two day introductory training course on Construction Management (CM), designed exclusively for the real estate professional with little or no prior CM knowledge. The emphasis is placed on best practices and applied processes within the limitations of budgets, schedules and available resources in an environment of both known and unknown risks. Fundamentals of the construction process, the documents involved for each construction phase and the level of control and leadership required of the various stakeholders are also addressed.
Wentworth Institute of Technology
April 28 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM | Zoom
Join NAIOP and professionals from Nutter for a 3-hour seminar intended to review the basics of zoning in Massachusetts, including due diligence traps, the municipal permitting process in Massachusetts as well as in Boston, and what happens when your project approval is appealed. This course will help students to gain an understanding of how to review and apply a zoning ordinance or bylaw; how to be effective in presenting before zoning boards; and how to prepare your project for a smooth review process.
Matt Snell, Nutter
Eileen Brophy, Nutter
Valerie Moore, Nutter
Real Estate Finance Fundamentals
May 17 & 24 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
This 2-day course will focus on debt and equity financing of income-producing real property. The course will look at both the private debt and equity markets for real estate finance and the commercial mortgage-backed securities market for debt financing. Recent innovations, such as crowdfunding and EB-5 financing, will also be discussed.
Boston College, Carroll School of Management
The session will be divided into three parts:
- Architectural design issues, including building envelope, zoning & building codes, vertical transportation, area calculations, parking, and site (the skin and personality of a building)
- Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection and building control systems (the organs and brain of a building)
- Structural systems (the skeleton of a building)
Dan Peruzzi, Margulies Perruzzi
Keith Prata, BALA Engineers
David Odeh, Odeh Engineers
Cleaning Up the Commonwealth: Introduction to Redeveloping Brownfields Sites
September 8 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
This course will cover:
- History of brownfields redevelopment in Massachusetts
- Overview of policies and regulations
- Due diligence considerations
- Available incentives and assistance
- The role of the Licensed Site Professional
- Development and implementation of site mitigation
- How to navigate unexpected contamination
Ned Abelson, Director, Goulston & Storrs
Lisa Campe, MPH, LSP, Woodard & Curran
Advanced Real Estate Finance & Investment Analysis
September 22 & 29 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
This 2-day course from NAIOP Massachusetts University covers the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct advanced business and financial analysis in real estate transactions. Topics include: analyzing financial aspects of an office lease; underwriting and structuring construction loans and permanent mortgages; structuring a joint venture and estimating returns to each partner; and, how to restructure non-performing loans and exit a troubled joint venture.
Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Navigating the Permitting Maze: A Crash Course on Permitting in Massachusetts
October 25 & 27 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
What does it take to successfully navigate a development project through the permitting process? Find out at this virtual in-depth educational workshop (over the course of two half-days) where some of the real estate industry's foremost experts will provide a close look at the ins and outs of environmental review and permitting in Massachusetts.
Presented in Partnership with VHB
November 3 & 10 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom
Explore the foundational concepts shaping the ESG conversation in commercial real estate today. You will leave understanding why the pressure is building to consider ESG in real estate investments. You will take a deep dive in understanding Physical and Transition risk and how to mitigate them. You will discuss Net Zero Carbon and leave understanding a plethora of ESG buzz words, giving you the foundational knowledge you need to engage in the critical conversations happening in this space.
Senior Director, ESG for U.S. Real Estate Equity, Barings