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Introduction to Opportunity Zone Investments (Part 2) – OZ117TX-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:

CE Credit: One 

Estimated number of hours to complete course: one hour 

Introduction to Opportunity Zone Investments – Part 1 – OZ122TX-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 

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:

Fair Housing – IDECC MASTER

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 – FIN131AIA-AR

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

Opportunity Zones: Commercial Real Estate Investing and Environmental Site Assessments – OZ120AIA-AR

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 – MF327AIA-AR

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 hours

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Industrial Real Estate: An Asset Class Critical to Society’s Framework – IND203AIA-AR

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

Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF329AIA-AR

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

Multifamily Rental Moratorium – MF328CA-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.

It was approved by The State Bar of California for the following:

Total Credit Hours Approved = 1.00, including the following subfield credits

a..00 = Legal Ethics Hours

b..00 = Competence Issues Hours

c..00 = Recognition and Elimination of Bias Hours

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: 1 hour

Written section length: 3 hours

Estimated time to complete course: 3 hours

Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF324NY-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-IND211NY-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

Opportunity Zones: Commercial Real Estate Investing and Environmental Site Assessments – OZ119CA-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

CE Credit: 0.75 hours

Estimated number of hours to complete course: 3 hours 

Total Time Spent In Course:

Industrial Real Estate: An Asset Class Critical to Society’s Framework – IND206TX-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

Themes Influencing Investor Behavior in the Multifamily Market – MF323CA-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