NAIOP Releases New Course on Private Equity Fund Structure and Management

June 22, 2022

HERNDON, VA – NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has released a new on-demand course, "Private Equity Fund Structure and Management.”

Real estate private equity funds can allow managers to diversify and expand funding sources, invest in larger, higher-quality projects, obtain better terms from banks, and earn fees from the fund, including promoted interest. This interactive on-demand course introduces real estate private equity funds, how to create them, and how to manage them successfully. Learners will explore fund strategies, options for fund structures, and sources of fund sponsor compensation. Consider what factors to consider when determining return objectives and the ideal amount of leverage, walk through the fundraising process, and hear strategies for success. This course is a valuable roadmap for a first-time fund sponsor, investor, or anyone seeking to better understand real estate private equity funds.


Private Equity Fund Structure and Management

Course length: 3 hours/7 modules
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Designed for: Developers, owners, investors and finance and investment professionals
Course access: Take up to 90 days to complete this course

Course modules include:

  1. Introduction to Real Estate Private Equity Funds
  2. Fund Strategies and Structures
  3. Fund Sponsor Compensation
  4. Returns for Investors
  5. The Fundraising Process
  6. Fund Governance and Operation
  7. Case Study Analysis

Register now.

The suite of high-quality courses available through NAIOP’s The Center for Education cover all aspects of commercial real estate and include valuable insights from seasoned professionals who provide their real-world knowledge and expertise. The course catalog includes a range of course levels, from industry fundamentals for those new to the field to advanced content for experienced professionals. Courses are online, self-paced and on-demand so that learners can participate on their own terms and fit education into even the busiest schedule. New courses are added each year to provide cutting-edge content on the most relevant topics to both members and nonmembers looking to build knowledge and advance their careers in commercial real estate.

To learn more about NAIOP’s course offerings, visit


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About NAIOP: NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 20,000 members in North America. NAIOP advances responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. For more information, visit

Kathryn Hamilton