Real Estate Investment: Experience-based Learning (5 Weeks)

Course Code: REI103
Day: Sat Time: 15:00-16:50 Hours: 10 Sessions: 5 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online

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Course Description

This 5-weeks course uses case studies, past and live real estate deals, to facilitate in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of real estate transactions in their real-life settings. It incorporates deals from both Japan and the US. Participants will work through setting investment goals, researching a market, and financial due diligence. The course is designed to allow both aspiring and experienced real estate investors the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and intuition alongside like-minded classmates from diverse backgrounds and without risking real capital. No particular prerequisite knowledge of real estate investment is needed.

Learning Objectives

1. Setting investment goals.

2. Researching a market.

3. Financial due diligence.

Who should take this course

Aspiring and experienced real estate investors who want to enhance their knowledge and intuition alongside like minded classmates from diverse backgrounds and without risking real capital.


Revere Street (HBS case study) _No need to buy the book but it would be helpful to pre-order the HBS case study.


Shai Greenberg

Instructor Biography

Shai is a Senior Vice President at GENKAI Capital Management- a trailblazing Japanese Asset Management Firm where he is also a member of the firm's managing committee. In addition, Shai is an adjunct professor of real estate at Temple University Japan campus and previously at New York University. He holds a master’s degree in real estate finance & Investment from New York University and a BA in Management & East Asian Studies (graduated Magna Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University. Shai is a New York licensed real estate salesperson (inactive). Shai started his real estate career at a New York Investment Bank where he was involved in, well over, 12$US Billion in real estate debt and equity transactions. Upon returning to Japan, Shai joined Cushman & Wakefield where he pursued tenant representation, land acquisitions, equity raise, portfolio management and investment sales opportunities. While at C&W Shai was the recipient of the Broker of the Year, the Transaction of the Year Office/Logistics and the Deal of the Year (across all business lines) excellence awards.