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Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF323CA-BR

This course is an overview of select themes that influence investor behavior and confidence in the multifamily real estate 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 – IND205CA-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

Connect Orange County Industry Update

Orange County’s most influential brokers, developers and investors discuss what they’re looking for in new opportunities right now, how they’re financing their largest deals, and their outlook for the local industry in these uncertain economic times.

*Course content was developed from a live in-person event that occurred on Sept. 14, 2022.

Instructor:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]

Course Information:

CE Credit: 4 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 4 hours

Fair Housing-California

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 and state levels.

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 – IDECC – Master

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:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Industrial Real Estate: An Asset Class Critical to Society’s Framework – IND204IL-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:

Jacqueline Talpa, 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

Financing Deals in the Aftermath of COVID-19 – FIN125TX-CLE

Hear from finance executives on how deals are getting done in Los Angeles, the Western States, and Nationally since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This one-hour course will cover a number of topics related to the state of CRE finance from the onset of the pandemic in February to now. What does finance for CRE deals look like as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and reopen the economy?

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.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • The state of CRE finance from the onset of the pandemic in February to now
  • What does finance for CRE deals look like as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns
  • Reopen the economy





Instructor:

Daniel Ceniceros, CEO at Connect Commercial Real Estate



Industry Experts:

  • Gary Tenzer, Principal / Co-Founder at George Smith Partners
  • Felix Gutnikov, Principal / Head of Originations at Thorofare Capital
  • Clark Briner, Founder & Principal at Revere Capital
  • Peter Margolin, Commercial Loan Originator at Alliant Credit Union
  • Darin Mellott, Director of Research at Americas
  • Gary Goodman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions at Passco Companies


Course Information:

CE Credit: 1 hour

Written section length: 1 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 1.5 hours

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – MF322NY-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:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]



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

Course Objectives

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

  • Articulate the history of the multifamily rental moratorium.
  • Analyze how the rental moratorium and other renter alleviation plans created issues for multifamily real estate owners.
  • Differentiate categories of moratorium regulations and emergency rental assistance of select states.
  • Identify the impact of the multifamily rental moratorium on residents and multifamily property owners.
  • Identify the issues of the Multifamily Rental Moratorium and better ways for its utilization.
  • Recall how the pandemic exacerbated challenges for multifamily operators.
  • Compare and contrast legislative acts and rescue plans.
  • Explain survey results conducted under the National Apartment Association (NAA).  
  • Describe the Biden administration’s tax credit and political plans to address housing issues.

The Real Estate Workout – FIN126NY-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:

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:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

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

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

Opportunity Zones: Commercial Real Estate Investing and Environmental Site Assessments – IDECC MASTER

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

CE Credit: 3 hours

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 3 hours 

Total Time Spent In Course:

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – MF320TX-CLE

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

The Real Estate Workout – IDECC – OLD Master

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:

CE Credit: 3 hour

Written section length: 3 hour

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – IDECC-Master

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:

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

Contact Instructor: [email protected]



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

Course Objectives

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

  • Articulate the history of the multifamily rental moratorium.
  • Analyze how the rental moratorium and other renter alleviation plans created issues for multifamily real estate owners.
  • Differentiate categories of moratorium regulations and emergency rental assistance of select states.
  • Identify the impact of the multifamily rental moratorium on residents and multifamily property owners.
  • Identify the issues of the Multifamily Rental Moratorium and better ways for its utilization.
  • Recall how the pandemic exacerbated challenges for multifamily operators.
  • Compare and contrast legislative acts and rescue plans.
  • Explain survey results conducted under the National Apartment Association (NAA).  
  • Describe the Biden administration’s tax credit and political plans to address housing issues.

Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – IDECC MASTER

This course is an overview of select themes that influence investor behavior and confidence in the multifamily real estate 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

National Net Lease Leadership Insights 2020 – FIN124TX-CLE

Hear from industry experts on a number of topics including: the supply of for-sale net lease product in the current environment; what deal flow and buyer competitiveness look like, compared to either the “up” cycle or the prior downturn; whether some normally attractive categories of net lease retail might look like riskier propositions, given current circumstances and the presence of lenders in the space 

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

  • Camille Renshaw, CEO & Co-Founder at B+E
  • Kyle Gore, Managing Director & Principal at CGA Capital
  • Zachary Pasanen, Executive Director at W.P. Carey
  • Ralph Cram, President at Envoy Net Lease Partners

Course Information:

CE Credit: 1 hour

Written section length: 57 minutes

Estimated time to complete course:  1 hour

The Real Estate Workout – FIN123TX-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:

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

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

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – MF310TX-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 – MF317TX-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