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Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF-301FL-BR

This course is an overview of themes that influence investor behavior in the multifamily market. With investor activity rapidly diminishing at the start of the pandemic, many investors wondered if multifamily real estate remained a good investment.  This course will address that pondering, as well as, provide insight into the challenging and positive themes influencing investor behavior in the multifamily market.

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells, MS Ed, MA – IDECC Certified Instructor, Connect Media Inc.

Course Information:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the description and subject matter of this course
  • Define multifamily real estate and property types
  • Articulate why multifamily real estate continues to be a first-rate investment
  • Identify personas of potential multifamily investors investor
  • Recognize roadblocks to multifamily asset ownership in which an investor should be aware
  • Describe investor behavior as the multifamily market began to rebound
  • Explain why multifamily real estate is a hedge against inflation
  • Describe what tenants want in a rental property
  • Identify reasons multifamily remains an investor favorite
  • Classify the benefits of investing in multifamily property

Industrial Real Estate: An Asset Class Critical to Society’s Framework – IND210FL-BR

This course will provide introductory insight into the origin and history of industrial real estate, the different types of industrial real estate, the benefits and risks of investing in industrial real estate, a general overview of the roles that appraisers, architects and attorneys play in the asset class, as well as, a few dynamics that will impact the future of the asset class.

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells M.S., Ed M.A., Instructor, Connect Classroom

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

CE Credit: 3 hours

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

The Real Estate Workout – FIN129FL-CLE

This course is an overview of a Real Estate Workout. This course will define the real estate workout and how it should be utilized as well as the process, when the need for a workout arises, tax implications, potential pitfalls and lenders responses.

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells M.S. Ed M.A., Instructor, Connect Media Group Inc

Contact Instructor: [email protected]



Industry Experts:

  • Gary Bechtel, Chief Executive Officer, Red Oak Capital
  • Richard DeSilva, Managing Partner, Lateral Investment Management LLC
  • Nick Duren, President, Crescent Securities Group Inc
  • Ann Hambly, Founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions
  • Tom Lorenzini, Vice President, Tremont Realty Capital
  • Bryan S. Mick, Chairman, Mick Law PC
  • Ron Murmur, President Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Gary M. Tenzer, Principal and Co – Founder, George Smith Partners Inc.


Course Information:

CLE Credit: 3.5 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Industrial Real Estate: An Asset Class Critical to Society’s Framework-IND209FL-CLE

This course will provide introductory insight into the origin and history of industrial real estate, the different types of industrial real estate, the benefits and risks of investing in industrial real estate, a general overview of the roles that appraisers, architects and attorneys play in the asset class, as well as, a few dynamics that will impact the future of the asset class.

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells M.S., Ed M.A., Instructor, Connect Classroom

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate the definition of industrial real estate 
  • Chronicle the origin and history of industrial real estate 
  • Identify why industrial real estate is important in today’s society 
  • Recognize what makes industrial real estate a great investment 
  • Define industrial real estate types 
  • Differentiate the benefits and risks of industrial real estate investing
  • Distinguish common ways to invest in industrial real estate  
  • Describe, in generality, the common methods of industrial real estate valuation
  • Explain, in generality, industrial real estate architectural features  
  • Provide an overview of the role of Industrial Practice attorneys
  • Define the dynamics that will impact the future of the industrial real estate market    

CLE Credit: 3 hours

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF326FL-CLE

This course is an overview of themes that influence investor behavior in the multifamily market. With investor activity rapidly diminishing at the start of the pandemic, many investors wondered if multifamily real estate remained a good investment.  This course will address that pondering, as well as, provide insight into the challenging and positive themes influencing investor behavior in the multifamily market.

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells, MS Ed, MA – IDECC Certified Instructor, Connect Media Inc.

Course Information:

CLE Credit: 3.5 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the description and subject matter of this course
  • Define multifamily real estate and property types
  • Articulate why multifamily real estate continues to be a first-rate investment
  • Identify personas of potential multifamily investors investor
  • Recognize roadblocks to multifamily asset ownership in which an investor should be aware
  • Describe investor behavior as the multifamily market began to rebound
  • Explain why multifamily real estate is a hedge against inflation
  • Describe what tenants want in a rental property
  • Identify reasons multifamily remains an investor favorite
  • Classify the benefits of investing in multifamily property

Opportunity Zones: Commercial Real Estate Investing and Environmental Site Assessments – OZ118FL-CLE

In this introductory course to Opportunity Zones and Environmental Site Assessments, brokers and appraisers can learn more about opportunity zones investments. Throughout the course, explore the rules and regulations for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and Opportunity Zones (QOZs). From your role as a broker or appraiser, you will hear from industry experts on what these investment opportunities are, how to invest, and when. Once you understand these concepts, you will be in a better position to assist your clients to make optimal real estate decisions. Additionally, this course covers the due diligence an investor ought to do before putting money into an opportunity zone. Specifically, a smart investor should have environmental site assessments performed. There are multiple types of environmental site assessments, so it is necessary for brokers and appraisers to understand what they are and when they should be performed. Through this course not only brush up on your knowledge of opportunity zones and environmental assessments but have the foreknowledge to effectively guide your clients. 

Instructor:

Marsennia Wells M.S. Ed., M.A., Instructor, Connect Group Media Inc.

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Industry Experts

  • Stephanie Trueb, ESA Technical Director – Real Estate Services, EBI 
  • Joseph Derhake, CEO and Founder, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants 
  • Elizabeth Krol, PG, National Client Manager, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Jenny Redlin, REPA, Principal, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Nicole TK Moore, REPA, Technical Director, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Kristine Macwilliams, PE, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define opportunity zones and environmental site assessments
  • Compare and contrast Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Distinguish optimal moments to invest in opportunity zones and performing environmental site assessments
  • Articulate the purpose and use of Opportunity Zone Funds
  • Recognize the rules and regulations which dictate Opportunity Zone investments

CLE Credit: 2.5 hours

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 3 hours 

Total Time Spent In Course:

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – MF311FL-BR

In September 2020, the Trump administration announced a halt on eviction proceedings targeting residential renters. This was in response to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) concern that homelessness from eviction could further spread of SARS-CoV-2, better known as COVID-19.

In the time since the moratorium went into effect, two questions arise. First, whether the moratorium actually served its purpose when it came to helping renters. And second, how this halt on evictions for non-payment impacted multifamily owners and operators.

The answers? “Kind of,” and “it’s a mixed bag.”

This course is an overview of the Multifamily Rental Moratorium. This course will provide insight into the halt on eviction proceedings targeting residential renters.

Instructor:

Daniel Ceniceros, Founder & CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate



Industry Experts:

  • Douglas M. Bibby, President, National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)
  • Greg Brown, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs – National Apartment Association
  • Jeff DeBoer, President & CEO, The Real Estate Roundtable
  • Dean Hunter, CEO – Small Multifamily Owners Association, Broker Associate – KW Commercial Division of Keller Williams Realty of Manatee
  • Peter McKenzie, CEO & Owner – Rincon Property Management
  • Melissa Olivery, President, CLEAR Property Management (a privately held subsidiary of Casoro Group)
  • Ray Perryman, President & CEO – The Perryman Group, Real Estate Economist
  • KC Sanjay, Founder & President – KC CRE Advisors, Real Estate Economist
  • David Schwartz, CEO & Chairman, Waterton

Course Information:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

National Multifamily Construction Update – MF315FL-CLE


Multifamily construction expert Mike Rovner of Mike Rovner Construction outlines the current landscape of multifamily construction in the United States. Topics covered include best practices for collaborating on apartment projects, what small multifamily owners can learn from larger landlords and how to deal with rising construction costs in multifamily development. 

Throughout the course, Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations rather than rote memorization. Enjoy listening to panel conversations about topics relevant to your work.

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts:

  • Doug Bibby, President at National Multifamily Housing Council
  • Jeff Day, Chief Strategy Officer & President of Capital Markets division at Newmark Knight Frank
  • David Schwartz, CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman at Waterton
  • Hessam Nadji, President & CEO at Marcus & Millichap
  • James Flynn, CEO at Lument

Course Information:

CE Credit: 1 hour

Written section length: 1.25 hours

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 1 hour 

Introduction to Opportunity Zone Investments – Part 2 – OZ116FL-CLE

An overview and introduction to opportunity zone investments. Topics covered include the rules and regulations of Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) as well as how to invest in QOFs and QOZs. Additional topics covered include QOF Funds and Subfunds as well as statistics on the gentrification and Opportunity Zones.

Take this course to satisfy ONE credit hour (1) of your continuing education requirement. In this course, you will hear from leading experts in the commercial real estate industry about current and evolving industry changes.

This course introduces the opportunity of zone investments covering the following topics:

  • Rules and regulations of Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF)
  • Rules and regulations of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)

This course begins the dive into how to invest in QOFs and QOZs,  QOF Funds and Subfunds, and statistics on the gentrification and Opportunity Zones. 

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts:

  • G. Lamont Blackstone, Principal at Project REAP
  • Eric Willett, Vice President at RCLCO Real Estate Advisors
  • Darryl Jacobs, Co-Founder at Ginsberg Jacobs Law Firm

Course Information:

CLE Credit: 1 hour 

Estimated number of hours to complete course: one hour 

Introduction to Opportunity Zone Investments – Part 1 – OZ115FL-CLE

An overview and introduction to opportunity zone investments. Topics covered include the rules and regulations of Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF) and Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) as well as how to invest in QOFs and QOZs. Additional topics covered include QOF Funds and Subfunds as well as statistics on the gentrification and Opportunity Zones.

Throughout the course, Connect Classroom has created course content, which encourages ongoing conversations rather than rote memorization. Enjoy listening to panel conversations about topics relevant to your work.

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts:

  • Darin Mellot, Director of Research at Americas
  • Matt Ertman, Partner at Allen Matkins Law Firm
  • H. Robert Boehringer III, Managing Director at KPMG
  • Mike Pruter, Partner at Allen Matkins Law Firm
  • Schuyler Moore, Partner at Greenberg Glusker
  • Marc Wieder, Partner at Anchin Accountants & Advisors
  • Dan Rosenbloom, Managing Director at Cadre

Course Information:

CLE Credit: 1 Hour

Written section length: 1 hour

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 1.5 hour 

Environmental Site Assessment – ESA404FL-CLE

An overview of the process for performing environmental site assessments (ESAs) on real estate
holdings. An ESA is a report prepared that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities. This course will explore both Phase I and Phase II ESAs as well as when and how to order them. The practice of ESAs has become more common over the past several years due to increased redevelopment of older properties for re-use.

Take this course to satisfy ONE credit hour (1) of your continuing education requirement. In this course, you will hear from leading experts in the commercial real estate industry about current and evolving industry changes. 

This course explores the following:

  • Phase I and Phase II ESAs as well as when and how to order them
  • How the practice of ESAs has become more common over the past several years due to increased redevelopment of older properties for re-use

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts

  • Stephanie Trueb, ESA Technical Director – Real Estate Services, EBI 
  • Joseph Derhake, CEO and Founder, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants 
  • Elizabeth Krol, PG, National Client Manager, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Jenny Redlin, REPA, Principal, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Nicole TK Moore, REPA, Technical Director, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Kristine Macwilliams, PE, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 

CE Credit:  One

Estimated number of hours to complete course: one hour  

Introduction to Low-Income Housing Tax Credits – FIN120FL-CLE

Everything you need to know about Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, which provide a tax incentive to construct or rehabilitate affordable rental housing for low-income households. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) subsidizes the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing for low- and moderate-income tenants.

Take this course to satisfy ONE credit hour (1) of your continuing education requirement. In this course, you will hear from leading experts in the commercial real estate industry about current and evolving industry changes.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Everything you need to know about Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
  • tax incentive to construct or rehabilitate affordable rental housing
  • How Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) subsidizes the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts

  • Todd Crow, Executive Vice President at PNC Real Estate
  • Leo Gomez, President and CEO at Brooks Development Authority
  • Rachel Reilly, Director of Impact Strategy at Economic Innovation Group
  • Robert Quarton, Vice President, Capital Markets at Walker & Dunlop Inc.

CE Credit: One

Estimated number of hours to complete course: one hour 

Opportunity Zones: Commercial Real Estate Investing and Environmental Site Assessments – OZ110FL-BR

In this introductory course to Opportunity Zones and Environmental Site Assessments, brokers and appraisers can learn more about opportunity zones investments. Throughout the course, explore the rules and regulations for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and Opportunity Zones (QOZs). From your role as a broker or appraiser, you will hear from industry experts on what these investment opportunities are, how to invest, and when. Once you understand these concepts, you will be in a better position to assist your clients to make optimal real estate decisions. Additionally, this course covers the due diligence an investor ought to do before putting money into an opportunity zone. Specifically, a smart investor should have environmental site assessments performed. There are multiple types of environmental site assessments, so it is necessary for brokers and appraisers to understand what they are and when they should be performed. Through this course not only brush up on your knowledge of opportunity zones and environmental assessments but have the foreknowledge to effectively guide your clients. 

Instructor:

  • Daniel Ceniceros, Founder and CEO, Connect Commercial Real Estate

Industry Experts

  • Stephanie Trueb, ESA Technical Director – Real Estate Services, EBI 
  • Joseph Derhake, CEO and Founder, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Holly Neber, CEO, AEI Consultants 
  • Elizabeth Krol, PG, National Client Manager, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Jenny Redlin, REPA, Principal, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Nicole TK Moore, REPA, Technical Director, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 
  • Kristine Macwilliams, PE, Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. 

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define opportunity zones and environmental site assessments
  • Define the history and financial benefits of opportunity zones
  • Compare and contrast Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments
  • Distinguish optimal moments to invest in opportunity zones and performing environmental site assessments
  • Articulate the purpose and use of Opportunity Zone Funds
  • Explain quality Opportunity Zone Funds
  • Recognize the rules and regulations which dictate Opportunity Zone investments
  • Breakdown the relationship between opportunity zones and gentrification
  • Analyze how to choose sites for optimal business objectives
  • Determine how to manage environmental and physical building risk, project completion and budget
  • Characterize beneficial qualities and credentials of Environmental Consultants
  • Determine quality due diligence for CRE acquisitions
  • Define a Phase 1 environmental site assessment
  • Determine when to perform a Phase 1 environmental site assessment
  • Explain Phase 1 environmental site assessment legalities and recommendations
  • Determine when to perform a Phase II environmental site assessment
  • Describe Phase II environmental site assessment challenges, and Brownfield sites
  • Differentiate between the misconceptions and facts of opportunity zones

CE Credit: 3 hours

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 3 hours 

The Real Estate Workout – FIN114FL-BR

This course is an overview of a Real Estate Workout. This course will define the real estate workout and how it should be utilized as well as the process, when the need for a workout arises, tax implications, potential pitfalls and lenders responses.

Instructor:

Daniel Ceniceros, Founder & CEO, Connect Media & Connect Commercial Real Estate News



Industry Experts:

  • Gary Bechtel, Chief Executive Officer, Red Oak Capital
  • Richard DeSilva, Managing Partner, Lateral Investment Management LLC
  • Nick Duren, President, Crescent Securities Group Inc
  • Ann Hambly, Founder and CEO, 1st Service Solutions
  • Tom Lorenzini, Vice President, Tremont Realty Capital
  • Bryan S. Mick, Chairman, Mick Law PC
  • Ron Murmur, President Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Gary M. Tenzer, Principal and Co – Founder, George Smith Partners Inc.


Course Information:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the real estate workout.
  • Explain the importance of the real estate workout.
  • Define several distinguishable real estate workout types.
  • Comprehend the process, methodology and progression of the real estate workout.
  • Identify the initiating catalysts of workout necessities.
  • Recall the two most affected property types requiring workout loans.
  • Link the significance of tax consequences to distressed real estate workouts.
  • Comprehend loan red flags and lenders’ approaches to problem assets.
  • Identify the benefits an Operator-Lender provides.
  • Recognize the significance of a real estate workout to a homeowner.
  • Explain the meaning of the pre-negotiation letter.