Commercial Real Estate Private Investing


ALLIANCE PARTNER: Synergy Learning Institute

There are many investment opportunities in the private markets for accredited investors to generate tax-advantaged income and build up their wealth. But how do you screen through all the hype and excess information out there?


This highly practical course walks through evaluating the sponsor (proponent) of an investment, analyzing the deal and its returns, and understanding its structure so you can make an informed decision on whether to invest based on the deal’s overall risk-return proposition. Also included is a comprehensive review of the commercial real estate asset class, where many of today’s most popular private investments can be found.

– 8 self-paced modules

– templates for deal evaluation

– step-by-step walkthrough of real-life deal

Learning Objectives:

  1. Wealth Generation
  2. Build knowledge, awareness, and confidence in evaluating commercial real estate

Instructor for the course

Ludwig Diaz is a West Point graduate, Army veteran, and former international investment banker turned principal investor. He is the founder and Managing Principal of Starlifter Capital, a privately held investment company that has sponsored and arranged over $130 million of commercial real estate investments. Ludwig closed on over $30 billion of acquisitions, financings, and exits across nearly every property type during his time in real estate investment banking at Deutsche Bank and JLL.

Ludwig began his professional career as an Airborne Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army, where he served overseas in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi

Freedom. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds an MS (Finance) degree from Georgetown University and a BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy.

Belhaven University PLA Credits Assessed: 1

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