The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has signed an agreement with the Chartered Realty Investor Society (CRIS) to provide a course through CampusMBA, the MBA's educational arm, to help those seeking a Chartered Realty Investor (CRI) designation to prepare for an assessment examination.
Under the agreement, the MBA will develop and offer through CampusMBA an instructor-guided, online self-study prep course to complement the CRI Level 1 study guide, currently being offered by CampusMBA. This commercial real estate coursework will be designed to educate industry professionals to analyze property data and appraisal techniques, to understand financing fundamentals and funding sources, including commercial mortgage-backed securities and to comprehend loan servicing and the underpinnings of real estate as an asset class.
‘We are proud to join with CRIS to offer top-notch training for commercial real estate finance professionals,’ says David H. Stevens, president and CEO of the MBA. ‘CRIS is known for its ethics-based approach to professional development, and anyone carrying a CRI designation is recognized for his or her commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.’