Bailey Program for Family Enterprise

Real Estate Investing for Family Enterprise

In this two-day workshop, you’ll build a foundation in real estate investment & portfolio management that is essential for both family members and family office executives.  Prepare to make better real estate investment decisions – and improve your family’s real estate portfolio.

Real Estate Investing Workshop Snapshot


November 4-6, 2024 | In-person at University of Denver


 November 4: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch included)

November 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch included)

November 6: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.



Live presentation, self-guided learning materials, family business simulations, coaching, peer exchange learning and breakout group activities


$3,750 per participant (discounts available for groups of three or more and Members)


Workshop Outcomes

This workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the implications of Real Estate Market Cycles -helping you make informed decisions based upon current economic conditions.
  • Leverage the basic tenets of real estate investment to develop portfolios at any level.
  • Construct an analysis to purchase or develop a property that includes leases, property pro-forma, financial modeling, due diligence, and cap rate selection.
  • Understand how to underwrite a potential sponsor.
  • Address the concerns of family members who are not real estate specialists and present information in ways that support their decision-making.
  • Expand your personal and professional network.
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Real Estate Education, Research, and Peer Connection

Real Estate is the second greatest area of wealth creation for a family after the primary area where they made their wealth. At the University of Denver, you will be fully immersed in a learning experience with practical applications, building a network with other families and family office executives from around the world. These experiences will provide knowledge that can used for generations to come.

Value Format – Interact directly with University of Denver’s Burns School faculty and other industry professionals who bring their latest research and knowledge to the classroom. Participants can gain insight in all aspects of real estate assets – gain insights into solving some of their most challenging problems – and forge new relationships with other family office professionals.

Learning Experience – from discussions, case studies, lectures and collaborating with other students, you’ll be able to deepen your knowledge, understanding of real estate while learning with and from others.

What You Will Learn

Through faculty presentations, case studies, and interactive classroom sessions, you will explore the fundamentals of real estate. Topics include:


  • Real Estate Market Cycles
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Portfolio Construction
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Finance Fundamentals
  • Real Estate Portfolio Management
  • Real Estate Sponsor Underwriting

Who Should Attend

Members of families who want to ensure success in building and maintaining their real estate portfolio—including owners, rising generation, and family office professionals.

You have proven business success in your industry and are now looking to expand your investments into a new asset class—learn the fundaments of the economic, financial, legal and business principals of the real estate asset class for this next stage in diversifying your family’s legacy.

“We are very excited to have the Bailey Program to provide education for families on the critical challenges facing their real estate investments and real estate businesses.”

– Glenn R. Mueller, PHD –

Key Faculty

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Glenn R. Mueller, PHD

Glenn Mueller, PhD, has 48 years of real estate industry experience, including 41 years of research, with 100+ published articles in areas of real estate market cycle analysis, real estate securities analysis (REITs), public and private market investment strategies, real estate capital markets, portfolio, investment and diversification analysis.

He received the David Ricardo Medal for thought leadership in Real Estate Cycles by the American Real Estate Society in 2019, the Richard Radcliff Award for Groundbreaking Research in Real Estate Market Cycles by the American Real Estate Society in 2010, the Graaskamp Award for Research Leadership from the American Real Estate Society in 2004, and the Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence from the Pension Real Estate Association in 2001. He was the co-editor of the Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management 2000-2014.

Prior to DU and FORE, Glenn was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and Colorado State University. He has held top research positions at Black Creek Group, Legg Mason, Price Waterhouse, ABKB/LaSalle Investment Management and Prudential Real Estate Investors. He was also a developer/builder in New England.

He holds a BSBA from the University of DenverMBA from Babson Collegeand PhD in Real Estate from Georgia State UniversityFormer research positions at Black Creek GroupLegg Mason, Inc., Price WaterhouseCoopersABKB/ Jones Lange LaSalle Real Estate Investorsand Prudential Real Estate Investors.

More Details

Upcoming Session: November 4-6, 2024 | In-person at the University of Denver

Next Session: TBD

Schedule & Format

This workshop will be offered in person at the University of Denver.

To prepare for this class you will need to complete a few short action items that generally take 20-30 minutes. Please expect an email two to three weeks before the class begins with details on how to complete these action items.

Participants taking the workshop for credit will have an assignment to complete at the end of the course.

Tuition & Cost

Non-Credit: $3,780
Discounts are available for nonprofits, current or former military, government, DU alumni, Daniels corporate partners and three or more individuals from the same organization.

For Credit: 2 credit hours at DU’s tuition rate

For more information on DU’s current tuition rates, check the Registrar’s website

Should I Take This For Credit Or Non-Credit?


This option is for participants who are not interested in receiving graduate level credit and are participating for professional development and to update their skills, knowledge and abilities. Upon request, Executive Education is pleased to provide a Certificate of Completion for professional development credit for any Executive Education workshop completed.

Credit–Graduate-Level Academic Credit

This option is for those interested in receiving graduate credits for their participation. In order to apply, you need to have completed your undergraduate degree and provide us with an unofficial transcript of that degree. These credits and your course grade will be on your official transcript. Please be aware that there is a mandatory assignment, and once the workshop begins you are no longer able to switch your status from for-credit to non-credit.

*If you are a DU employee wanting to use your tuition waiver, you will receive further instructions from Executive Education approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of your course.

**If you are in a master’s degree program at DU and want to take this class for elective credit, please contact us before you register for the class. Your academic advisor will need to be involved in the registration process, and it will require prior approval.

If you are not sure which option to choose, please contact Helena for advising at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop, you may transfer your enrollment to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel anytime up to seven business days prior to the start of the first class.

If you provide us with less than seven business days’ notice or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire workshop fee and your enrollment will be automatically transferred to the next class.

Contact Us

Director, Bailey Program for Family Enterprise
Executive Education