SF State’s Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program

Individuals interested in an exciting career in Commercial Real Estate can take advantage of SF State’s CRE Certificate Program. Our program is specifically designed to provide students with the skills and education necessary to enter the many dynamic opportunities in the Commercial Real Estate Industry. Whether you are interested in a career in Asset Management, Development, or Real Estate, SF State’s CRE Certificate Program prepares you with real life experience, a chance to work with professionals in the industry, and on-the-job training so you can be workforce ready.

Our classes are geared to support your development in the real estate field and applied toward California’s elective educational requirements for the sales person’s and broker’s examination, BRE (Bureau of Real Estate) basic education, and OREA (Office of Real Estate Appraisers), and basic and continuing education for persons employed in the real estate industry.

Download our Career Matrix PDF to get an inside look at the many job opportunities available to you.

Career Preparation

SF State’s CRE Certificate Program offers more than just education services. Students who join the program benefit from:

  • Fresh curriculum
  • Guest speakers
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Mentorships
  • Internships
  • Ability to attend BOMA SF off-campus events
  • Tutoring
  • Advising
  • Instruction from professionals in the industry
  • Preparation for the California Real Estate Salesperson License Examination

Certificate Requirements

To earn the certificate in commercial real estate, students must earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and complete the four real estate courses outlined below:

Upon completion of the program, students will receive their BS degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and a certificate in commercial real estate. And with opportunities to earn excellent compensation and career advancement, graduates of SF State’s CRE Certificate Program will be qualified to work in the fields of property management, facilities management, asset and portfolio management, real estate leasing and brokerage, and building engineering, to name a few.

To see a list of amazing diverse career opportunities in commercial real estate and the requirements, responsibilities, and pay range associated with each position, please visit our Careers page.