Why Upgrade To Commercial Real Estate?

You love real estate, and you're ready to step up your game. You also value your finite resources: time, money, and freedom. If you're ready to maximize your life, you know you need to upgrade to commercial real estate. This is the only place to find the training you need as a self-paced online course with a real expert in the CRE field.


Start today with our FREE Finance Fundamentals & Financial Calculators course.


More time. More money. More freedom.


According to the National Association of Realtors

The median gross annual income for commercial brokers was $150,700 in 2017.

The median gross annual income for residential agents was only $39,800 in 2017.

Can You Ace This CRE Quiz?

The Top Commercial Real Estate Firms Expect You To Know This Information!

If this quiz stumps you, then take this course to jump start your career in commercial real estate.

Question 1

ANSWER: The cap rate is  4.90% 

A property is selling for $6,950,000 that has a SGI of $673,000.  The current vacancy is 8%, and the expenses total $278,913.


What is the cap rate?

Question 2

ANSWER: The balloon payment will be  $2,542,049 

The NOI of a property is $245,000. The cap rate is 7%. The LTV is 80%. The interest rate is 6.75%. The loan term is 7 years and the amortization period is 30 years.


What will be the balloon payment?

Question 3

ANSWER: The most the buyer can pay is  $6,325,000 

A buyer on a property wants a cash-on-cash return of 8% on in-place income on day 1.  The loan obtainable is for $3,825,000 at 6.25% and a 25 year term.  The NOI for the property is $502,788.  


What is the most the buyer can pay?

Your First Course Includes:

HD Video Lessons  Practice Problems  Skills Assessments & Tests

Step-by-step Calculator Instructions  Spreadsheet Samples

Downloadable Resources  Certificate of Completion

Finance Fundamentals & Financial Calculators


Finance Fundamentals FREE

  • Risk and Reward

  • Time Value of Money 

  • Compound Interest

  • Interest Rates


Financial Calculators (HP-12C, etc.) FREE

  • Intro to Financial Calculators

  • Tour of Functions

  • How to display decimals

  • Using the ‘G’-Key

  • RPN - Reverse Polish Notation

  • Stacking

  • Storage Boxes


Individual Concepts FREE

  • Number of Periods

  • Payments

  • Rate

  • Future Value

  • Present Value

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

  • Net Present Value (NPV


Skills: FREE

  • How to Analyze Investments

  • How to Calculate Returns

  • How to Analyze using a Financial Calculator

Real Estate Finance & Mortgage Loans

Mortgage Loans

  • Loan to Value

  • Promissory Notes

  • Adjustable Rate Loans

  • Amortization

  • Partial amortization/Balloon Payment

  • Loan Amount

  • Debt Service

  • Calculating Loan Payments

  • Calculating Loan Balances

  • Principal Reduction

  • Loan Constant

  • Down Payment

  • Commercial Loan Underwriting

  • Discount Points

  • Loan Fees

  • The Capital Stack - Debt vs. Equity



  • How to Analyze a Mortgage Loan

  • How to Read a Promissory Note

  • How to Calculate Loan Payments

  • How to Calculate Loan Balances

  • How to Underwrite a Commercial Loan

Commercial Real Estate Investments

Commercial Real Estate Investments

  • The 4 Wealth Generators of Real Estate

  • Property Types

  • Operating Expenses

  • Net Operating Income (NOI)

  • Acquisitions

  • Due Diligence

  • Appraisals 

  • 1031 Exchanges

  • Net Cash Flow

  • Leverage

  • Pro forma

Analyzing Commercial Real Estate Investments

  • Gross Rent Multiplier (GRM)

  • Cap Rates & Valuation

  • Cash-on-Cash Return

  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio

  • The Real Estate Finance Matrix


  • How to Acquire Commercial Properties

  • How to Value Commercial Real Estate

  • How to Increase the Value of Commercial Real Estate

  • How to do a 1031 Exchange

  • How to Create a Pro forma


Start Your FREE Finance Fundamentals Lessons

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Who Should Take These Courses

Who Should Take These Courses?

You are a motivated professional

You are committed to learning

You are ready to take your skills to the next level

You understand the importance of knowing how to run numbers and doing analysis

Who Should Not Take These Courses?

X  If you are looking for a get-rich-quick scheme, these courses are not for you. Real estate and investments are get-rich-slowly ventures. They are not an overnight success.


Online Course Pricing


Start today at your own pace

Understand and Value Commercial Investment Properties

✓ Analyze Mortgage Loans and Optimize Leverage

✓ Use a Financial Calculator & Perform Spreadsheet Analysis

✓ Develop Long-Term Investment Strategies

✓ Acquire and Sell Commercial Real Estate

✓ Make Wise Investment Decisions & Expand Your Portfolio

✓ Increase Your Income & Build Sustainable Wealth

Real Estate Finance, Commercial Investments, & 

Broker Training Bundle




Save $200 when you pre-order the Commercial Investment Real Estate Broker Training with the Real Estate Finance & Investments Course

 Bundle both courses for the best value

Start your Real Estate Finance Course immediately

Begin the Commercial Real Estate Investments course upon launch

✓ Work at your own pace

✓ Acquire and Sell Commercial Real Estate

✓ Increase Your Income & Build Sustainable Wealth


Pre-order now and save $100!

Launches Spring 2020

List & Sell Commercial Investment Real Estate

Get Started and Create a Business Plan

Choose a Submarket and Set Goals

Develop Good Habits and Maintain Motivation

Prepare for First & Second Appointments

Assess Client Motivations and Overcome Objections

Obtain Commitments and Develop Listing Proposals

Develop and Execute a Marketing Strategy

Manage Transactions and Build Your Team


Real Estate Finance and Commercial Investments


Commercial Investment 

Real Estate Broker Training 





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The Reviews Are In

Melissa Meagher, MRED...

“Trevor Calton knows how to teach real estate finance to students in both finance and non-finance fields by taking a more contextual approach to practical, real life equations. His way of explaining things is super helpful; I feel much more confident after his course than I did before it.” 

Your Trainer: Trevor Calton


Trevor Calton (rhymes with "Walton") is a veteran of Commercial Real Estate & Mortgage Banking since 1997, with extensive experience in commercial real estate lending, acquisitions, and asset management.


Trevor is also a Professor of Real Estate Finance at at Portland State University, where he has been teaching since 2011. He also teaches private workshops and online training for investors and real estate professionals.


Since 1998, Trevor has volunteered as a career-development mentor for professionals, students, and at-risk youth. He speaks regularly to universities, non-profits, and professional associations throughout the United States.


Trevor is the recipient of numerous national and local community awards, including the prestigious United States Presidential Service Award, the Portland Business Journal's 'Forty Under 40' Award, and many others. Trevor earned both his Bachelors degree and MBA from the University of Oregon and he lives in Portland, Oregon.