Instructor - Dr. Joseph Oyedele

This is a 10 hour course and costs $95

This course aims to enable student of real estate development to understand the sources of finance, as well as the timing and sequencing of finance decisions in the development process.

Course Summary

This course enables students to understand the mechanisms and options for financing a Real estate development project. The course examines many aspects of development finance, tax implications, getting a development plan together and determining the risk and return details. As such, it is fundamental to an understanding of the real estate development process, as well as to real estate finance. It builds upon the concepts included in The Development Process course, and is complementary to the course in Real Estate Finance. However, none of these courses are pre-requisite to any other.

How do I take this course?

This course delivers 10 hours of video lecture presentations on key topics in the financing of real estate development projects. You can download and print a copy of the presentation slides, and make notes as you follow along. To make it easier to absorb the material, each hour is divided into short segments, of about 15 minutes each. You can watch as many, or as few segments each day, or each week, in your own time. Each segment is followed by a short quiz to help you review, and test yourself about what you have learned.

Do I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes. On completion of this course, you will be able to print a Certificate of Completion showing the overall average that you achieved in all of the quizzes. You may be able to take this to your university or college to ask for transfer credits, or to your professional association to see if you can be awarded continuing education credits.

Explore the meaning of property, how it relates to value, and how it is valued. This section will introduce the concept of development value, see how an asset can increase its value without the addition of any extra capital. Compare and contrast valuation methods in a development situation.

This section will cover the ways and means through which a property asset is financed. Make sense of how a mortgage differs from a syndicated loan. How shareholders actually make their contributions to a Real Estate development transaction. Find out more about the organizations and arrangements used in property transactions.
Investment is a foundation in today’s Real Estate Industry. Understanding the ways investors can act independently and through organized groups and institutions will help demystify this area of Real Estate Finance. Learn about the different types of investment funds and how they work.
No course in Finance can happen without some formulas. Learn to use common calculations to appreciate the current value and to project changing value in a Real Estate asset. See how the application of industry standard methods to case examples helps identify the factors that can generate and moderate risk.
Cities and urban spaces need to be supported and developed as the events of world scale events can impact them. Covering several examples from the past century hear how regeneration of a city is made possible through economic and property investment.
What we do today can affect the future; simple but true. This is the basis of sustainability and sustainable development. Enjoy a general overview of the principles of sustainability, the factors that promote or inhibit its benefits and how they can impact financial decision making.
Land use is the main topic in this section. What gives the best value in property decisions, undeveloped, developed, improved? What factors are to be considered when deciding the best use to maximize value.
Real Estate decisions are impacted by taxation. Explore the concept of property tax through the Real Estate development professional’s perspective. There are several views of property tax covered. Gain a good understanding how value of a property in its varied forms relates to taxation.
This lesson examines the pros and cons to developing in a previously used property versus building fresh. Renewing a declining urban space rather than adding to a suburban area requires careful consideration of many factors. The renewal of a real estate asset with environmental concerns is covered through interesting case examples.
A close look into the options available for determining the value of a parcel of land will enable the learner to see how investment to nearby or supporting infrastructure impacts the parcel value. Hear how future increased tax revenue as a result of a property improvement or infrastructure addition can be leveraged in Real Estate transactions.

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