Education and Career

Advance your career in commercial real estate with NAIOP's courses and certificate programs!

Certificate Programs

Students receive credit towards earning their certificate through core classes presented by the NAIOP Center for Education. So whether you want to enhance the value of your current career track or to increase your credibility in transitioning to a new career goal or area of interest, consider the professional benefits and competitive edge you'll gain by earning your NAIOP Certificate of Advanced Study.

Commercial real estate professionals wanting to advance their careers by earning their certificate can focus their efforts on either the development or finance tracks by pursuing a Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development or a Certificate of Advanced Study in Real Estate Finance.


Professionals who are involved in all aspects of commercial real estate development benefit from the certificate. You benefit if you are a:

  • Developer/Owner
  • Investor
  • Lender
  • Broker
  • Industry Consultant/Advisor Planner
  • Architect
  • Real Estate Attorney
  • Civil Engineer/Construction Manager
  • Environmental/Sustainability Professional
  • Land Use Professional

Employers benefit as well from having motivated professionals on their team who they value for an ongoing commitment to learning. Both certificate programs follow a planned curriculum with a wide range of certificate course offerings to choose from.


Why I Choose NAIOP for CRE Education

Leander Johnson, vice president for brokerage and investments at Koa Partners, shares his experience taking NAIOP’s courses, including some of the key concepts he’s learned and how he’s been able to apply the knowledge and skills he’s gained in his professional career.

Visit the NAIOP Center for Education