Builders: Learn What it Takes to Become a Successful Land Developer

Filed in Education, Land Development by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments

A field with home lots digitally imposedSuccessful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This fall, NAHB Education is offering two online courses to help builders become successful land developers. Veteran instructor Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, is leading both courses.

Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing
Thursday, Oct. 29, 1-4 p.m. ET

This dynamic novice course will introduce you to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, will help you develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (two to 50 lots) and discuss which structure is best for your business. You’ll get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits.

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 (two to 50 lots) by examining real-world examples.
  • You will have the opportunity to review key business structures and financing options for running a small volume land development business.

Register today.

Site Planning, Approvals & Construction
Thursday, Nov. 5, 1-4 p.m. ET

Take the next step to becoming a small volume land developer by exploring site planning and preliminary platting. In this course, you will learn about the typical approval and final platting process through a governing authority. Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM will also discuss construction of improvements and getting the property ready to sell or develop.

What to expect from this course:

  • You will review the land acquisition and development process and explore the last three steps of this eight-step process: site planning, government approvals, and site improvements.
  • Recognize what it takes to successfully create a site plan and a preliminary plat.
  • Become familiar with the typical government approval process for land development, including the need for public land donation.
  • Identify what construction improvements are necessary to get the property ready to sell or develop.

Register today.

For questions about registration, please contact Deborah Krat at EdWebinars@nahb.org.

NAHB Continuing Education credits: Three hours per course toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP, and MIRM designations.

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