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Understanding Real Estate Markets


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3 Days


Cohort-based Course

This course takes the mystery out of Real Estate markets to help you make better investment decisions.

Hosted by

Kevin Clark

CRE Advisor and Adj. Prof of RE Economics & Market Analysis at NYU for 14 years.

Course overview

Learn how RE Markets work and what to expect as interest rates skyrocket.

What economic signals real estate investors look for when making investment decisions, how to think about markets and market cycles, and now to navigate what's coming next in this ever changing real estate market.

The course modules are 1.5 hours per day over 3 days and can be joined live or watched on your own time. All students will receive slides and the recording of the each class and all of the material can be downloaded for viewing on your own time.

Is this course for you?


You're an active investor who wants to better understand the market dynamics that influence real estate values.


You're a first-time investor and want to learn more about how real estate markets work.


You're investing in new markets and want know know what variables most influence real estate values.

What we'll cover in the course

How interest rates effect real estate prices.

We'll cover how and why the Fed manages the economy with interest rates and how these changes effect real estate values.

The value drivers that determine real estate prices.

We'll cover why businesses and individuals choose their locations and how these location decisions effect rents and real estate values.

Why real estate markets are cyclical.

We'll cover why real estate has boom and bust cycles and how to measure where you are in the current cycle to make better investment decisions.

What to expect next as the real estate market declines.

We'll cover what to expect as the market moves through a period of uncertainty with increasing interest rates, less investor demand and declining prices.

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Meet your instructor

Kevin Clark

Kevin Clark

RE Economics & Market Analysis, New York University

Kevin has more than 20 years of experience as an NYC based real estate investment advisor and commercial real estate broker.

For the past 15 years he has been an adjunct professor of real estate economics and market analysis at New York University. In that time more than 1000 graduate students have taken his RE Economics & Market Analysis course.

While at NYU he developed the Economics and Market Analysis curriculum for the Schack Institute of Real Estate and has more than 10 years of experience teaching online graduate level courses.

Additionally he is an adjunct professor of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at New York University.

You can find him on Twitter at @Cribdilla.

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Course schedule

3 days - 1.5 hours per day
  • Mon., June 26th

    6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

    We'll cover how Monetary Policy is used to manage the US economy, what we follow from the FOMC meetings, why the Fed's focus on interest rates is so important for real estate investors and what to expect in the economy over the next 18 months.

  • Tues., June 27th

    6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

    We'll take what we learned about the Fed and Monetary Policy and apply it to Cap Rates, investment cycles and investor psychology. We'll consider several Keynesian Economics ideas that help us conceptualize how real estate investment returns change over time.

  • Weds., June 29th

    6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

    Class discussion will cover the 4 Quadrant Model and how it explains real estate cycles, why we tend to overbuild at the wrong time, and how we can use it to measure where we are in the cycle at any given time.  And we'll cover why real estate is not an inflation hedge.

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