The course will provide practical information and tools to create processes, reporting, and management systems for maintaining corporate-owned real estate. The system will help ensure a well-functioning real estate operation that preserves, and may even increase, the value of the company’s real estate.

This course is for those who manage the real estate operation’s professionals and those who manage the managers - frequently within the office of the CFO.



Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesCorporate Real Estate

  1. Managing Corporate Real Estate Operations
  2. Corporate Real Estate Leases: Analysis of Key Business Elements
  3. Disposition of Commercial Real Estate
Learning Objectives
  • Discover how to prepare budgets and variance reports that create controls and measurements of efficiency and cost containment
  • Identify methods for developing tracking systems for vendors, contracts, and warranties
  • Recognize how to develop and benefit from tax appeals and risk management to further help contain occupancy costs
  • Identify Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) and recognize how to monitor systematic replacement and repairs
  • Identify the duties of property managers and facilities managers and discover the different processes and roles of each position
Last updated/reviewed: March 15, 2024
12 Reviews (42 ratings)


Member's Profile
I'd like to find a course that also covers property management / operating / leasing metrics such as occupancy, etc and/or the nuances of operating lease accounting....not sure if you can do that also or if it's out there already, but I can't seem to find it. Over all, helpful info, there were times the power point slides were blank for too long.

Member's Profile
Good introductory course for non-real estate professionals. Each topic could be expanded to create a 3 or 4 hour course for more experienced professionals.

Anonymous Author
Great general overview of operations of a real estate company. The instructor's voice was soothing and reminded me of a movie narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Member's Profile
A very practical, understandable and useful course, for virtually anyone involved in their organizations' finance and other operations.

Member's Profile
The key take away for me was the per SF break down of where OPEX should be. For example G&A on average is $.34/SF.

Member's Profile
Good overview covering many aspects of real estate management. Extra materials provided will be useful.

Anonymous Author
I really enjoy this topic and content. Thanks and I recommend this course

Anonymous Author
This is a good high level overview of managing corporate real estate.

Member's Profile
Good material but nothing particularly noteworthy presented

Anonymous Author
A bit slow and dry, but good information/overview

Member's Profile
Good introduction to commercial real estate

Anonymous Author
Good course with nice extra materials

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to real estate


Advanced Preparation: None


Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Levels of Real Estate Management2:52
  Budget Preparation and FF&E13:51
  CAPEX Expenses, OPEX Line Items, Avg Cost per SF and Utilities8:48
  Repairs & Maintenence and Vendor Tracking9:58
Real Estate Taxes
  Real Estate Taxes, Calculations, and The Appeal Process 11:31
Risk Management
  Insurance and Liability14:29
  Course Summary5:46
Continuous Play
  Managing Corporate Real Estate Operations full video1:09:44
  Slides: Managing Corporate Real Estate OperationsPDF
  Managing Corporate Real Estate Operations Glossary/IndexPDF
Extra Materials
  Budget TemplateXLS
  HVAC Unit Maintenance ReportDOC
  Janitorial SurveyDOC
  Key Distribution RecordDOC
  Office Building Exterior Inspection FormDOC
  Office Building Interior Inspection FormDOC
  Preventive Maintenance RecordDOC
  Security ChecklistDOC
  Service Contract Evaluation FormDOC
  Service Contract Review FormXLS
  Tax Search TemplateXLS