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How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal


How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal course overview

This How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal course examines a key piece of the commercial real estate value chain from the perspective of a credit analyst. We will understand why appraisals are an integral part of the real estate due diligence process by exploring key sections of a commercial real estate appraisal document.

This How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal course will also enable you to explore the nuances of completing a commercial real estate appraisal, by giving you a practical demonstration of how to complete a real estate appraisal checklist from the perspective of a credit analyst. 


How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal course learning objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand why appraisals are such an important part of the real estate due diligence process
  • Identify key sections of the report and where to find the most important information
  • Complete a real estate appraisal checklist
  • Analyze multiple valuation approaches
  • Understand how the appraiser uses comparable properties
  • Identify what makes a good comparable property

How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal is an elective course of CFI’s CBCA® program

CFI’s Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. From beginners to advanced users, the CBCA® program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst. 

Who should take this CBCA® course?

This How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal course is perfect for any aspiring credit analyst that would like to make a career for themselves in the real estate lending sector. This course explores concepts that will be useful for beginner and intermediate level banking and real estate professionals, or business and finance students seeking to better understand a key part of due diligence in making commercial real estate financing decisions.

The exercises and tools explored in this course will also be useful for any financial analyst that wishes to work in credit analysis, business banking, commercial banking and lending and other areas of credit evaluation as well as relationship management and risk management.

How to Read a Commercial Real Estate Appraisal


Level 3

Approx 2.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

What our students say

Very comprehensive


Excellent course if you want to appreciate and enjoys appraisals review and negotiation for property sales.


Read a commercial real estate appraisal
The content related to real estate appraisal are really good. The delivery too is very good.

venugopal rajamanuri

Highly recommend.
Highly Recommend.

Francine Fabiola PETATO TEWO

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All Access Subscription is priced for $497 per year as Self-Study plan or $897 per year as Full Immersion plan.
What is included in the subscription?
All Access Subscription includes all courses from Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® Certification, Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification, Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® Certification, Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA)™ Certification, Commercial Real Estate Finance Specialization and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Specialization.
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