Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner.
What to expect from this course:
- You will be introduced to the land acquisition and development process and review the first five steps of this eight-step process: finding land, market analysis, tying up land/preliminary investigation, concept plans and due diligence.
- As a building professional who is new to the land development business, you will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small building projects (2 – 50 lots) by examining real-world examples.
- And you will have the opportunity to review key business structures and financing options for running a small volume land development business.
Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM
Course Length: 3 hours
NAHB Continuing Education: 3 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM
Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR
Important Registration Details:
Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the materials associated with this course.
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After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.