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Property Cash Flow Analysis for Planners

This course will introduce planners to property cash flow analysis, which provides the foundation for real estate pro forma analysis.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (72 Mins)
  • Published Published
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. Planning Applications (2 mins)
  • 3. Base and Overage Rent (9 mins)
  • 4. Ancillary Income and Recoveries (3 mins)
  • 5. Effective Gross Income (7 mins)
  • 6. Expense Analysis (7 mins)
  • 7. Ownership and Operating Expenses (4 mins)
  • 8. Net Operating Income (8 mins)
  • 9. Lease Structure and Risk (9 mins)
  • 10. Case Study: Affordability Rate Cap (19 mins)

Course Description

This course will introduce planners to property cash flow analysis, which, in conjunction with concepts from the "Time Value of Money for Planners" course, will provide the foundation for real estate pro forma analysis. We will address income types, expense types, net operating income (NOI), and lease structures. Participants can expect to practice basic computer modeling functions to produce property cash flow projections. The connection between the planning regulatory framework and impacts to property cash flow will be discussed throughout (for example, a rate cap that is intended to ensure on-going affordability of a certain space reduces property cash flow by $x).

Learn these skills

  • Development
  • Economics
  • Financing
  • Housing
  • Real Estate
  • Site Planning
  • Microsoft Excel


This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credits. 


This course is approved for 1.25 CNU-A credit.

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Menka Sethi

Menka Sethi

Menka Sethi is an accomplished consultant and professor in the field of real estate development and finance.

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