Real Estate Accounting

Exam Questions: 30
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 224 | Content: 206, Supplemental: 18
NASBA Area of Study: Accounting
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 6970F

This course is filled with practical information for putting basic real estate accounting principles to work for you or your organization. It is a road map to a broad range of real estate accounting topics, including all forms of ownership. It will introduce real estate terms and products, discuss various types of transactions, and address the audits that real estate entities are subjected to.

This course requires no real estate accounting experience and will provide basic coverage of topics such as forms of real estate entities, accounting for operating property revenues and expenses, accounting for capital improvements and tenant inducements, real estate valuation and investment analysis, accounting for real estate investments and acquisition costs, and accounting for project development costs on a GAAP basis. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • Introduction to Real Estate
  • Forms of Real Estate Organizations
  • Accounting for Operating Property Revenues
  • Accounting for Operating Property Expenses
  • Operating Expenses Reconciliation and Recoveries
  • Lease Incentives and Tenant Improvements
  • Budgeting for Operating Properties
  • Variance Analysis
  • Market Research and Analysis
  • Real Estate Valuation and Investment Analysis
  • Financing of Real Estate
  • Accounting for Real Estate Investments and Acquisition Costs
  • Accounting for Project Development Costs on GAAP Basis
  • Real Estate Development Revenue Recognitions
  • Real Estate Brokerage Accounting
  • Audits
  • To identify characteristics of various real estate assets
  • To recognize characteristics of various forms of real estate ownership
  • To identify differences between types of leases
  • To recognize proper accounting treatment for operating expenses
  • To identify recoverable and nonrecoverable operating expenses
  • To recognize how to account for tenant improvements and lease incentives
  • To identify the components of a budget
  • To identify bases for variance analysis
  • To recognize sources for market research and market analysis
  • To identify approaches to real estate valuation
  • To identify types of real estate financing
  • To recall methods of accounting for real estate investments
  • To recognize the stages of real estate development projects
  • To identify the methods of profit recognition
  • To recognize which costs relate to contracts
  • To recognize types of management assertions

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