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Commercial Real Estate Lending Decision Process

Course Overview

RMA’s Commercial Real Estate Lending Decision Process is a series of 13 interactive, web-based courses, and an optional accounting refresher course. Together, these courses provide a comprehensive study of commercial real estate (CRE) lending.



20 to 35 hours


Online, Self-Directed

Program Level




Assumes basic knowledge of financial accounting and credit analysis.*



Who Will Benefit?

Commercial lenders and credit analysts who are not real estate specialists but who need to know more about assessing real estate risk.


Learning Objectives

The series begins with a description of CRE loan types, then progresses through an understanding of the underwriting process, leases, appraisals, loan structures, and related risks.


Unlike many courses on commercial credit and lending currently available, RMA's Commercial Real Estate Lending Decision Process, offers:

  • Scenario/application-based learning.
  • Active decision-making as opposed to passive learning.
  • Modular courses for flexibility in how/when users complete each course.

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