Analyzing Operating Expenses

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Who should enroll
  • General real property appraisers    
  • Property analysts
Description Analyzing Operating Expenses is designed to help you better estimate operating expenses on commercial real estate. Suggested methods for improving analysis of operating expenses will be reviewed, and information sources available for you to forecast expenses will be explored. Expense categories will be presented with in-depth analysis, as well as a review of characteristics of operating expenses. In this online seminar, you will be exposed to three case studies to provide practical insight into the expense analysis process.

This seminar is designed to benefit general appraisers and property analysts of various skill and experience levels. All appraisers and analysts, experienced or otherwise, can profit from the enhanced awareness that appropriately forecasting operating expenses can have on preparing supportable estimates of value.


  • Identify key operating expense questions to ask owners/managers to better understand variations in expenses.    
  • Explore a variety of expense information sources.    
  • Review the need to analyze historical property expenses.    
  • Review various expense categories.    
  • Explore the concepts of operating expenses, capital expenses, and non-recurring expenses and how these expenses should be analyzed.
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7 hours

Yes. Participants must complete mandatory assignments in this program. Please plan your time accordingly and allow up to 5 days for the instructor to review your assignments. The instructor may ask for a re-submission of incomplete assignments. You may advance through the program while you are waiting for your instructor to review your work. You may also contact the instructor to request expedited review.

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