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Industrial Real Estate III – Advance Course

Industrial Real Estate III is the third course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth survey to the world of industrial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the industrial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in industrial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the benefits and risks of investing in industrial real estate
  2. Describe the three primary ways to invest in industrial real estate
  3. Define several dynamics that will impact the future of industrial real estate.
  4. Summarize how industrial real estate continues to be important to society’s framework and growth

In this advance-level course, you will explore industrial real estate with a focus on the benefits and risks of investing, the ways to invest, and valuation methods. You will also learn about how architectural design influences industrial spaces. Additionally, you will be introduced to the important services rendered by Industrial Practice Attorneys. Lastly, common challenges encountered by investors and owners within this dynamic sector will be reviewed.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions/statements and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Industrial Real Estate II – Intermediate Course

Industrial Real Estate II is the second course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth survey to the world of industrial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the industrial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in industrial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the benefits and risks of investing in industrial real estate
  2. Describe the three primary ways to invest in industrial real estate
  3. Understand the industrial real estate appraisal and the three common methods of valuation
  4. Acquire a general overview of the influence of architectural aesthetic and floor design in industrial real estate
  5. Explain the important services Industrial Practice Attorneys provide
  6. Evaluate key factors that make industrial real estate resilient
  7. Classify some of the common challenges that industrial real estate investors and owners may encounter

In this intermediate-level course, you will explore industrial real estate with a focus on the benefits and risks of investing, the ways to invest, and valuation methods. You will also learn about how architectural design influences industrial spaces. Additionally, you will be introduced to the important services rendered by Industrial Practice Attorneys. Lastly, common challenges encountered by investors and owners within this dynamic sector will be reviewed.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions/statements and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Industrial Real Estate I-Introduction Course

Industrial Real Estate I is the first course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth introduction to the world of industrial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the industrial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in industrial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate the definition of industrial real estate
  2. Chronicle the origin and history of industrial real estate
  3. Identify why industrial real estate is important in today’s society
  4. Recognize what makes industrial real estate a great investment
  5. Identify areas that are traditionally assigned to industrial properties
  6. Classify the types of industrial real estate
  7. Distinguish between the different types of industrial real estate and their uses

This course serves as an introduction to industrial real estate by articulating what it is, chronicling its origin and history, identifying why it is important in today’s society and conveying what makes it a great real estate investment. It equips participants with the foundational knowledge to understand the comprehensive scope of industrial real estate, encompassing its diverse definitions, historical evolution, contemporary societal significance, and the intrinsic factors that position it as a compelling and lucrative investment opportunity.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions/statements and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market – Intermediate Course

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multifamily real estate sector, covering essential concepts, strategies, and practical insights for investors and real estate enthusiasts. Whether you are a novice looking to enter the multifamily market or an experienced investor seeking to refine your strategies, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in multifamily real estate.

Learning Objectives:

1: Understanding Multifamily Real Estate

  • Define multifamily real estate and distinguish it from other types of real estate.
  • Identify different types of multifamily properties, including apartments, condos, and duplexes.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of investing in multifamily real estate.

2: Investment Strategies in Multifamily Real Estate

  • Describe various investment strategies in multifamily real estate, such as buy and hold, value-add, and short-term rentals.
  • Analyze the factors that influence the choice of investment strategy, including risk tolerance and financial goals.
  • Create financial projections for multifamily real estate investments.

3: Due Diligence in Multifamily Real Estate

  • Conduct property inspections and assessments to evaluate the physical condition of multifamily properties.
  • Perform market research to assess supply and demand dynamics, rental rates, and market trends.
  • Evaluate tenant qualifications, lease agreements, and rental history.
  • Identify legal and regulatory considerations in multifamily real estate.

4: Financing and Capital Sources

  • Compare different financing options for multifamily real estate, including traditional mortgage loans and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).
  • Explain the role of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in multifamily financing.
  • Assess private lending and equity partnership opportunities.
  • Analyze the impact of financing terms on investment returns.

5: Risk Mitigation and Tax Benefits

  • Develop risk mitigation strategies for multifamily real estate investments, including insurance and reserves.
  • Describe the tax benefits of investing in multifamily properties, such as depreciation deductions and 1031 exchanges.
  • Assess the importance of legal and regulatory compliance in risk management.

6: Property Management and Tenant Relations

  • Evaluate property management options and their impact on tenant satisfaction and cash flow.
  • Implement tenant relations strategies to enhance tenant retention.
  • Plan and execute maintenance and property operations effectively.
  • Optimize rental income through property management practices.

7: Portfolio Management and Diversification

  • Build and manage a multifamily real estate portfolio with a focus on achieving investment goals.
  • Implement portfolio diversification strategies to spread risk.
  • Develop exit strategies for multifamily properties.
  • Continually assess and improve the performance of the portfolio.

8: Market Trends and Opportunities

  • Identify current market trends in multifamily real estate, including emerging opportunities and challenges.
  • Explore the impact of technology and innovation on property management.
  • Evaluate the potential for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments in the multifamily sector.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

clone course for troubleshooting

Striking the right equilibrium between risk and profitability stands as a pivotal concern for all real estate professionals. Practitioners consistently encounter a multitude of business choices and endeavors. Mismanaging these crucial determinations might inadvertently subject practitioners to plausible litigation and the breach of federal and Californian statutes. Your proficiency in understanding potential hazards profoundly influences your capacity to adeptly handle these risks and curtail their impact. Within this course, we will delve into risk across six critical domains:

  • Property Disclosure
  • Agency Law
  • Contracts
  • Compensation
  • Antitrust
  • Fair Housing

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

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize and assess potential risks that real estate licensees may encounter in professional practice
  • Formulate effective strategies for managing and mitigating these risks
  • Explain the essential aspects of property disclosures, the utilization of the Transfer Disclosure Statement, and effective risk management strategies associated with these processes
  • Recognize the appropriate protocols for disclosing agency relationships and verifying that clients and customers understand their choices regarding representation.

Navigating the Landscape of Retail Real Estate

Dive into the dynamic world of retail real estate in this succinct course designed for industry newcomers and seasoned professionals alike. Covering key aspects from investment and market analysis to the impact of e-commerce and the latest consumer trends, this course equips you with foundational knowledge and emerging strategies in retail property management and development. Engage with industry case studies, explore technology’s role in shaping retail spaces, and understand the critical balance between experiential retail and operational efficiency. Perfect for anyone looking to grasp the essentials of retail real estate quickly.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the Core Principles of Retail Real Estate:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of retail property types, leasing strategies, and the key factors that drive the success of retail locations.
    • Analyze the Impact of Market Dynamics
  • Learn to evaluate demographic data, consumer behavior, and economic indicators to assess retail property performance and market viability.
    • Adapt to the Influence of E-Commerce
  • Develop strategies to integrate physical retail with digital commerce, understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by the growth of online shopping.
    • Explore Sustainable Development Practices
  • Recognize the importance of sustainability in retail real estate development and management, and how green building practices can contribute to long-term value.
    • Navigate Post-Pandemic Retail Real Estate
  • Identify the enduring changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and how to adapt retail real estate strategies to align with new consumer expectations and behaviors.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

California Management and Supervision

In heavily regulated industries like real estate, it is imperative to ensure that appropriate and justifiable oversight to individuals holding licenses and those representing your brokerage is offered. Neglecting to provide sufficient supervision may result in serious repercussions, including substantial fines and license forfeiture. This course will explore what it means to provide adequate and reasonable supervision.

Further exploration into how your duties as a supervisor apply to specific issues, such as reviewing and retaining records, using advertisements and team names, properly handling deposits, creating office policies, and so much more, will be reviewed.

This course will also cover pertinent segments of the California Business and Professions Code, as well as the rules and regulations set forth by the Real Estate Commissioner, as outlined in the California Code of Regulations.

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

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the fundamental responsibilities of broker management and supervision within the context of California real estate law.
  • Recognize effective methods to properly supervise California licensees with restricted licenses, ensuring compliance and accountability.
  • Recall the process of appointing managers in California and the legal requirements involved.
  • Identify discrimination prohibitions and fair practices in California real estate.
  • List the essential strategies for ensuring that California real estate teams operate in full compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Identify the principles of record retention and the role of broker supervision in this critical aspect of real estate management.
  • Recall the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act in California, understanding its implications for real estate transactions.
  • List the skills necessary for effectively managing trust funds and supervising their use.
  • Identify how to avoid commingling and conversion of funds, two critical issues in California real estate.
  • Outline the procedures for maintaining California trust fund records accurately and securely.
  • Gain a deep understanding of advertising regulations and compliance with California law.
  • Explore the intersection of advertising, honesty, and discrimination in California real estate.
  • Learn how to establish effective policies, rules, and procedures for a real estate office.
  • Develop the ability to create comprehensive policy and procedure manuals that serve as essential resources for your real estate office.
  • Acquire the skills needed to conduct training and hold office meetings that enhance team performance and compliance.
  • Develop proficiency in employing effective communication strategies to facilitate a productive and harmonious working environment within the real estate office.

Navigating the Landscape of Office Real Estate

This course is designed to equip aspiring professionals, seasoned real estate managers, investors, and enthusiasts with intricate knowledge, skills, and insights into the dynamic world of office real estate. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquired a holistic understanding of the office real estate ecosystem. 
  • Developed skills to analyze, strategize, and optimize office real estate investments and management. 
  • Gained practical insights to navigate legal, financial, and operational challenges effectively. 
  • Enhanced their ability to adapt to and leverage emerging trends and market shifts. 
  • Equip participants with knowledge of current trends and factors influencing the office real estate market. 
  • Enhance understanding of valuation techniques specifically tailored for office properties. 
  • Improve negotiation skills for office lease agreements. 
  • Enable participants to identify and mitigate risks associated with office real estate. 

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

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

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:

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Multifamily Real Estate: Building Wealth and Community in a Dynamic Market – Introduction Course

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multifamily real estate sector, covering essential concepts, strategies, and practical insights for investors and real estate enthusiasts. Whether you are a novice looking to enter the multifamily market or an experienced investor seeking to refine your strategies, this course equips you with the knowledge and tools necessary for success in multifamily real estate.

Learning Objectives:

1: Understanding Multifamily Real Estate

  • Define multifamily real estate and distinguish it from other types of real estate.
  • Identify different types of multifamily properties, including apartments, condos, and duplexes.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of investing in multifamily real estate.

2: Investment Strategies in Multifamily Real Estate

  • Describe various investment strategies in multifamily real estate, such as buy and hold, value-add, and short-term rentals.
  • Analyze the factors that influence the choice of investment strategy, including risk tolerance and financial goals.
  • Create financial projections for multifamily real estate investments.

3: Due Diligence in Multifamily Real Estate

  • Conduct property inspections and assessments to evaluate the physical condition of multifamily properties.
  • Perform market research to assess supply and demand dynamics, rental rates, and market trends.
  • Evaluate tenant qualifications, lease agreements, and rental history.
  • Identify legal and regulatory considerations in multifamily real estate.

4: Financing and Capital Sources

  • Compare different financing options for multifamily real estate, including traditional mortgage loans and government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs).
  • Explain the role of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) in multifamily financing.
  • Assess private lending and equity partnership opportunities.
  • Analyze the impact of financing terms on investment returns.

5: Risk Mitigation and Tax Benefits

  • Develop risk mitigation strategies for multifamily real estate investments, including insurance and reserves.
  • Describe the tax benefits of investing in multifamily properties, such as depreciation deductions and 1031 exchanges.
  • Assess the importance of legal and regulatory compliance in risk management.

6: Property Management and Tenant Relations

  • Evaluate property management options and their impact on tenant satisfaction and cash flow.
  • Implement tenant relations strategies to enhance tenant retention.
  • Plan and execute maintenance and property operations effectively.
  • Optimize rental income through property management practices.

7: Portfolio Management and Diversification

  • Build and manage a multifamily real estate portfolio with a focus on achieving investment goals.
  • Implement portfolio diversification strategies to spread risk.
  • Develop exit strategies for multifamily properties.
  • Continually assess and improve the performance of the portfolio.

8: Market Trends and Opportunities

  • Identify current market trends in multifamily real estate, including emerging opportunities and challenges.
  • Explore the impact of technology and innovation on property management.
  • Evaluate the potential for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments in the multifamily sector.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Commercial Real Estate III – Advance Course

Commercial Real Estate III is the third course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth introduction to the world of commercial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the commercial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in commercial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Commercial Real Estate: Understand what commercial real estate is and differentiate it from other types of real estate, such as residential.
  2. Property Types: Identify various commercial property types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, and multifamily complexes, and comprehend their unique characteristics.
  3. Market Analysis: Conduct basic market analysis to evaluate the demand and supply dynamics of commercial real estate in a given area.
  4. Leasing and Renting: Explain the leasing process in commercial real estate, including negotiation strategies, lease types, and rental rate determination.
  5. Investment Strategies: Explore different investment strategies within commercial real estate, such as owning, operating, and financing commercial properties.
  6. Due Diligence: Perform due diligence on commercial properties, including financial analysis, property inspections, and risk assessment.
  7. Legal and Regulatory Framework: Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of commercial real estate, including zoning, land use, and property rights.
  8. Property Management: Learn the basics of property management in commercial real estate, including tenant relations, maintenance, and revenue optimization.
  9. Financing and Investment Metrics: Grasp financial concepts and metrics commonly used in commercial real estate, such as cap rates, cash flow analysis, and financing options.
  10. Emerging Trends: Stay informed about current trends and developments in the commercial real estate industry, including sustainability, technology, and market trends.
  11. Risk Management: Evaluate and manage risks associated with commercial real estate investments and operations.
  12. Ethical Considerations: Recognize and adhere to ethical standards and best practices within the commercial real estate profession.

This course serves as an intermediate step for individuals interested in pursuing careers or investments in the commercial real estate sector. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate this complex and dynamic industry effectively.

Instructor:

Instructor: Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate

Commercial Real Estate II – Intermediate Course

Commercial Real Estate II is the second course in a 3-part series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth introduction to the world of commercial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the commercial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in commercial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Commercial Real Estate: Understand what commercial real estate is and differentiate it from other types of real estate, such as residential.
  2. Property Types: Identify various commercial property types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, and multifamily complexes, and comprehend their unique characteristics.
  3. Market Analysis: Conduct basic market analysis to evaluate the demand and supply dynamics of commercial real estate in a given area.
  4. Leasing and Renting: Explain the leasing process in commercial real estate, including negotiation strategies, lease types, and rental rate determination.
  5. Investment Strategies: Explore different investment strategies within commercial real estate, such as owning, operating, and financing commercial properties.
  6. Due Diligence: Perform due diligence on commercial properties, including financial analysis, property inspections, and risk assessment.
  7. Legal and Regulatory Framework: Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of commercial real estate, including zoning, land use, and property rights.
  8. Property Management: Learn the basics of property management in commercial real estate, including tenant relations, maintenance, and revenue optimization.
  9. Financing and Investment Metrics: Grasp financial concepts and metrics commonly used in commercial real estate, such as cap rates, cash flow analysis, and financing options.
  10. Emerging Trends: Stay informed about current trends and developments in the commercial real estate industry, including sustainability, technology, and market trends.
  11. Risk Management: Evaluate and manage risks associated with commercial real estate investments and operations.
  12. Ethical Considerations: Recognize and adhere to ethical standards and best practices within the commercial real estate profession.

This course serves as an intermediate step for individuals interested in pursuing careers or investments in the commercial real estate sector. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate this complex and dynamic industry effectively.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Introduction to Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate I is the first in a 3-part course series – introduction, intermediate, and advanced. All courses provide an in-depth introduction to the world of commercial real estate, exploring the fundamentals, key concepts, and essential knowledge required to understand, invest in, and operate within the commercial real estate sector. Whether you are a novice looking to start a career in commercial real estate or an investor seeking to diversify your portfolio, this course offers valuable insights into this dynamic industry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Commercial Real Estate: Understand what commercial real estate is and differentiate it from other types of real estate, such as residential.
  • Property Types: Identify various commercial property types, including office buildings, retail spaces, industrial properties, and multifamily complexes, and comprehend their unique characteristics.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct basic market analysis to evaluate the demand and supply dynamics of commercial real estate in a given area.
  • Leasing and Renting: Explain the leasing process in commercial real estate, including negotiation strategies, lease types, and rental rate determination.
  • Investment Strategies: Explore different investment strategies within commercial real estate, such as owning, operating, and financing commercial properties.
  • Due Diligence: Perform due diligence on commercial properties, including financial analysis, property inspections, and risk assessment.
  • Legal and Regulatory Framework: Understand the legal and regulatory aspects of commercial real estate, including zoning, land use, and property rights.
  • Property Management: Learn the basics of property management in commercial real estate, including tenant relations, maintenance, and revenue optimization.
  • Financing and Investment Metrics: Grasp financial concepts and metrics commonly used in commercial real estate, such as cap rates, cash flow analysis, and financing options.
  • Emerging Trends: Stay informed about current trends and developments in the commercial real estate industry, including sustainability, technology, and market trends.
  • Risk Management: Evaluate and manage risks associated with commercial real estate investments and operations.
  • Ethical Considerations: Recognize and adhere to ethical standards and best practices within the commercial real estate profession.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Navigating Distressed Assets in Commercial Real Estate

This course provides a comprehensive overview of distressed properties in the real estate market, focusing on commercial real estate assets. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the various types of distressed properties, how to identify them, conduct due diligence, and formulate investment strategies. Through real-world case studies and practical insights, students will learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by distressed real estate assets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Distressed Properties: Understand the concept of distressed properties in real estate and differentiate between types of distress, including financial, physical, operational, and market-related distress.
  • Identify Distressed Properties: Develop the skills and techniques to identify distressed properties through market research, networking, and thorough due diligence.
  • Conduct Due Diligence: Learn how to conduct comprehensive due diligence on distressed properties, including legal, financial, and environmental assessments, to evaluate investment risks and opportunities.
  • Assess Investment Risks: Identify and assess the potential risks associated with distressed asset investments, including legal, financial, and market risks.
  • Formulate Investment Strategies: Develop effective investment strategies for distressed properties, considering various financing options, acquisition methods, and risk mitigation techniques.
  • Evaluate Financial Viability: Analyze the financial aspects of distressed properties, including cash flow projections, renovation costs, and exit strategies.
  • Navigate Legal and Regulatory Considerations: Understand the legal and regulatory landscape of distressed property investments, including foreclosure laws, zoning regulations, and tenant rights.
  • Apply Market Analysis: Utilize market analysis techniques to assess the market conditions and trends that affect distressed property investments.
  • Implement Value-Adding Strategies: Explore strategies for adding value to distressed properties, including renovation, repositioning, and property management improvements.
  • Create an Investment Plan: Develop a comprehensive investment plan that aligns with individual investment goals and risk tolerance.

Instructor:

Matthew Ody, GSI, CNE®; Real Estate Instructor/Tutor/Coach/Course Designer

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 1 hour

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

California Trust Fund Handling

From ancient Mesopotamia to present day California, the process of properly transferring funds has been and is the foundation of real estate transactions. As a real estate professional, you act as the trusted intermediary, handling funds from one party to another as part of the transaction. These funds, known as trust funds, come in a myriad of forms such as earnest money deposits, security deposits, rent payments, and much more. Proper handling of trust funds is a fiduciary duty of the real estate professional and must be done with care and integrity. In this course you will learn the processes involved in managing and accounting for trust funds, the requirements involved in using trust accounts and how to ensure trust funds are properly managed.  By the end of this course, you will learn how to reconcile trust fund accounts and how auditing processes work.

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

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between trust funds and non-trust funds
  • Recall fiduciary responsibilities when handling trust funds and non-trust funds
  • Recall the requirements for managing trust fund accounts
  • Identify the actions that are prohibited by law regarding trust fund management
  • Understand how to balance and reconcile accounts properly according to auditing standards

California Risk Management

Striking the right equilibrium between risk and profitability stands as a pivotal concern for all real estate professionals. Practitioners consistently encounter a multitude of business choices and endeavors. Mismanaging these crucial determinations might inadvertently subject practitioners to plausible litigation and the breach of federal and Californian statutes. Your proficiency in understanding potential hazards profoundly influences your capacity to adeptly handle these risks and curtail their impact. Within this course, we will delve into risk across six critical domains:

  • Property Disclosure
  • Agency Law
  • Contracts
  • Compensation
  • Antitrust
  • Fair Housing

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

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize and assess potential risks that real estate licensees may encounter in professional practice
  • Formulate effective strategies for managing and mitigating these risks
  • Explain the essential aspects of property disclosures, the utilization of the Transfer Disclosure Statement, and effective risk management strategies associated with these processes
  • Recognize the appropriate protocols for disclosing agency relationships and verifying that clients and customers understand their choices regarding representation.

California-Agency

In the state of California, the concept of “agency” encompasses the dynamic connection established between individuals looking to buy or sell real estate and licensed professionals within the field. By engaging the services of a skilled real estate expert, buyers and sellers can secure effective representation, ensuring their interests are safeguarded and transactions are skillfully conducted on their behalf. As an experienced specialist, your profound knowledge empowers you to navigate clients through the intricate process, providing invaluable guidance and adeptly resolving any hurdles or complications they may encounter along the way.

Given the heightened complexity of today’s real estate market, the assistance of knowledgeable professionals like yourself is indispensable for consumers. Your expertise not only eases the process but also serves as a vital advocate, adeptly representing their interests during negotiations. Through your dedicated efforts, the buying, selling, and leasing of real estate becomes a more comfortable and prosperous endeavor for both parties involved. It is important to recognize that the very bedrock of the real estate industry is rooted in the fundamental notion of agency.

This course is thoughtfully designed to enhance your understanding of the operational dynamics of real estate firms in California. Armed with this knowledge, you will be fully equipped to serve your clients in the best possible manner, operating in full compliance with the legal framework governing the industry.

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

Course Objectives:

  • Provide a comprehensive definition of “Agency” as defined by the state of California
  • Provide descriptions for the different types of agency relationships that are possible in the state of California
  • Analyze the different types of agency relationships that are possible in the state of California
  • Define and describe the types of agency relationships that can exist in the state of California.
  • Explain the California Agency Disclosure Law and when disclosures must be made to a client or customer during a real estate transaction.
  • Identify key advancements in technology that have impacted the agency relationship in the digital age
  • Discuss the ethical considerations associated with utilizing technology.

Illinois Industrial Real Estate

This course will provide an 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, attorneys, and brokers play in the asset class, as well as industrial real estate in the State of Illinois.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

CE Credit: 2 hours

Written section length: 2 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 2 hours

Course 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
  • Explain the different aspects that make up industrial real estate in the State of  Illinois
  • Explain the different economic factors impacting industrial real estate in the State of  Illinois
  • Define the industrial real estate market trends in the State of Illinois
  • Analyze the key factors that contributed to the success or failure of this lesson’s selected industrial real estate projects in Illinois

Fair Housing Professional Development Course

Fair housing issues could arise in a variety of subtle and obvious ways at some point during your real estate career. Therefore, adhering to, understanding, and recognizing when fair housing practices are being upheld or violated in every interaction that you have with clients and other real estate professionals is important and a good moral professional characteristic. The consequence of being uninformed about fair housing law and unaware of discriminatory forms (blatant and understated) could result in a damaging career mistake.

This course has been created to assist you with maintaining awareness and knowledge of fair housing principles, practices, and laws at the federal level.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Course Objectives:

  • Define the origin and history of fair housing
  • List significant historical fair housing laws and acts
  • Identify the real estate services and activities in which the Fair Housing Act forbids discrimination
  • Identify the important fair housing changes that were made as a result of the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988
  • Identify demographic characteristics in relation to home ownership
  • Recognize the groups that are protected by federal housing law
  • Identify senior housing’s fair housing exemption
  • Explain the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
  • Understand various examples of what comprises fair housing compliance in the United States
  • Define discriminatory advertising
  • List characteristics of advertising
  • Define nondiscriminatory behaviors and practices
  • List the benefits of embracing and implementing nondiscriminatory practices
  • List declarations that real estate professionals agree to in the NAR Fair Housing Declaration

Ethics Professional Development Course

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) established its Code of Ethics in 1913 with the purpose of guaranteeing that a customer who is in the process of buying or selling a home will be treated properly by the Realtor who is conducting the transaction.

REALTORS® that are dedicated to adhering to the NAR Code of Ethics promise to defend and advance the interests of their clients whether acting as an agent for a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, or other client. Although serving the client’s needs comes first, REALTORS® nevertheless have a duty to treat everyone fairly. REALTORS® are still required to act honestly while assisting a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, or other party in a non-agency role.

This course has been created to assist you with maintaining awareness and knowledge of the ethical behavior, responsibility and requirements real estate professionals must possess and demonstrate in order to conduct business in a fair and honest manner.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Final Exam: The final exam is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers and provides correct/incorrect feedback. To advance to your completion certificate, all questions must be answered. Once you have successfully passed the course exam, you will be directed through the process to receive your certificate.

Course Objectives:

  • Define and explain the significance of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics
  • Define and explain the significance of National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics enforcement
  • Provide insight into the complaint and arbitration process in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics as a means of resolving disputes between REALTORS® and their complainants
  • Analyze the arbitration disputes process and mediation process
  • Apply the relevant Articles and Standards in the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Code of Ethics that govern the conduct and business practices of Realtors