Course Description

Learn the Necessary Skills to Accelerate Your Career in Real Estate Development

This course will provide students with an overview of the small scale development process. From a leading industry expert, students will learn how to break down the barriers to becoming a successful real estate developer at any stage of their career.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the definition of small scale development versus large scale development
  • Develop an working knowledge of the San Diego Municipal Code
  • Learn how to create a basic development proforma, construction budget, and partnership waterfall model
  • Develop an appropriate design strategy based on site constraints, zoning, and construction costs
  • Understand how a project is designed from conceptual design to construction drawings by a licensed architect
  • Learn how to hire the right team of design consultants, subcontractors and general contractors
  • Gain insights on how to negotiate property acquisitions to minimize risk and maximize leverage
  • Understand the different sources of debt and equity
  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of hold versus sell strategy and associated tax implications

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to professionals who wish to obtain a foundation for a career in real estate or students who seek to specialize within this one area of the real estate industry

Course Materials: All materials shared via Blackboard

Recommended Reading (not required):  

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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5:30PM to 8:40PM
Nov 07, 2024 to Dec 05, 2024
Schedule and Location
  • LMS/Zoom
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD credit (1 units) $450.00
Available for Extension Credit
1 units
Section Notes

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