Is CREIF recognised by industry?
The CREIF programme is recognised by:
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors for CPD and LLL hours across Asia (excluding India)
Who teaches CREIF?
CREIF is delivered by the Department of Real Estate and Construction at Oxford Brookes University.
How will I learn?
Each module is organised around six learning packages and progress is assessed through a combination of online tests, workbooks, problem-solving, analysis and report writing. Course work, assessment and feedback take place throughout each module and reflect the practical nature of the programmes. There are no formal exams. This allows students to work at their own pace and keep track of what they have learned.
The programmes make extensive use of the Oxford Brookes Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle) – not just as a repository for study material, but as a web-based environment where students can access workbooks to keep track of their learning, undertake assessments and work collaboratively within virtual groups. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss issues with the Module Leaders via a range of media (telephone, email, Skype and discussion boards).
Students will have the opportunity to attend Network Seminars throughout the programme. These will be locally based and will build on the practical approach of the programmes by incorporating sessions given by local practitioners. Students will be strongly encouraged to attend to benefit from the opportunities they offer: sharing work and study experiences; building professional networks and taking part in case-study presentations led by expert local practitioners.
How long does the programme last?
CREIF is a one year programme, however as it is designed for busy professionals, it’s possible to extend the programme up to a maximum of two years.
The REIF programme has been designed so that you can start at any point during the year – there is no need to take the subject areas in order. Start dates (including a one week induction) for 2015/2016 are as follows:
- 14 September 2015
- 18 January 2016
- 11 April 2016
- 4 July 2016
- 26 September 2016
What will happen after I complete the programme?
After successfully completing the programme, delegates will receive the CREIF certificate issued by Oxford Brookes University in the UK. You will also be eligible to join the Oxford Brookes REIF group on LinkedIn.
You may also wish to consider further study. Providing you have several years’ experience in the real estate industry, there is also the opportunity to apply for Oxford Adapt: Qualifying Certificate in Advanced Valuation. This programme is offered by the Department of Real Estate and Construction at Oxford Brookes University in partnership with RICS. Successful completion of Oxford Adapt gives direct entry to the final RICS interview to become a member of the RICS (MRICS).
Oxford Adapt is a four-month programme based around the virtual learning environment at Brookes which offers self-paced interactive learning. There are also locally based, intensive, face-to-face assessment sessions each month during the programme and these run over extended weekends. These are coordinated by academics and practitioners from Oxford Brookes.
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How do I enrol?
You can enrol onto the CREIF programme at any time of year by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fees for the CREIF programme are:
- US$4,250 for APREA member
- US$5,350 for non-APREA member.
Is the programme right for me?
The REIF programme has been designed for real estate professionals across all sectors who would like to gain a better understanding of the real estate investment market. This could include asset managers, fund managers, investment bankers, project managers, valuers, developers or analysts. The programme is practically based and offers the opportunity to share knowledge and experience in real life situations.
On completion of the programme, the CREIF designation identifies professionals who have the theoretical and practical skill set to make investment decisions over different classes of real estate investment.
“Asian real estate investing is a unique asset class with enormous potential. Pursuing the CREIF qualification will give you an excellent grounding in this field and help you identify mispriced opportunities.”
CREIF Alumnus – Matt Hodgkins, Senior Investment Analyst, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
“CREIF offers a unique opportunity to glean valuable insight into the intricacies of the real estate industry and its activities directly from seasoned practitioners. Recommended for anyone who wishes to have or already has an interest in real estate, from budding enthusiasts to professionals desiring to further their knowledge.”
CREIF Alumnus – Andy Chan, Investment Manager, MGPA
‘Most real estate investment professionals have an academic background in either real estate or finance. The REIF programmes bridge this gap by combining elements of finance and real estate - providing those with a real estate background with a foundation in finance and those with a finance background with a foundation in real estate. It is a great finishing course for anyone with a background in either finance or real estate and wishing to develop the other half of the skillset'.
CREIF Alumnus - Noel Neo, CFA, Head of Research at APREA