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New Online Course on Real Estate Investment Trusts Set to Launch Oct. 19 – Commercial Observer

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Jonathan Morris, a former executive at three publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REIT), is looking to fill a void he sees in the industry’s knowledge about REITs. 

Morris, a 30-year commercial real estate veteran, is launching the REIT Academy,series of online courses slated to begin Oct. 19 offered through Georgetown University, where he has taught for the past 11 years, Commercial Observer has learned. He said the academy is aimed at enhancing levels of knowledge on the REIT structure in hopes that the sector can expand beyond the 180 REITs that currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange

“The target audience is working professionals up to board members,” said Morris, whose extensive REIT experience involved stints as director of acquisitions at Boston Properties and Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, before it merged with Archstone Communities. “There are a lot of people that could use this granular information…

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