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Urban Land Institute's "Basic Real Estate Development"

JANUARY 19, 2011 - 8:30 AM to JANUARY 20, 2011 - 5:00 PM ET

ULI Headquarters, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, N.W., Suite 500 W, Washington, D.C. 20007-5201

The successful development of real estate requires a basic understanding of the overall development process, as well as where and how each stage fits in that process. Taught by experienced professionals, Basic Real Estate Development offers a practical how-to introduction to real estate development.

The course begins with an overview of the development process and quickly takes participants through the several stages of real estate development, demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of the process. Lectures and case studies provide the fundamentals of successful design and development of real estate.

This popular ULI workshop will provide participants with practical approaches to real estate development and introduce attendees to acknowledged leaders in the field with whom they can share experiences and exchange information.


  • Strategic market planning
  • Financial analysis of real estate projects
  • Construction management
  • Negotiation and structure
  • Planning and designing the project
  • Managing the entitlement process
  • Site selection and due diligence
  • How due diligence drives the land plan
  • Managing risk in the development process

Who Should Attend

This introductory course provides valuable information to new developers as well as planners, designers, architects, marketers, engineers, public officials, environmentalists, and others that want to understand the developer’s perspective.