Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing- Live Online 2020 (October 29)

Includes a Live Event on 10/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders. This course will introduce participants to the land acquisition and development process and explore the crucial first steps to becoming a successful developer. You will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small projects (2 – 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. Presented in a three-hour live online format, participants will get a balanced perspective on what it takes to develop land and, more importantly, learn approaches to limit risk and maximize profits. The level of content in this course is for the novice learner. 

What to expect from this course:

  • You will be introduced to the land acquisition and development process and review the first five steps of this eight-step process: finding land, market analysis, tying up land/preliminary investigation, concept plans and due diligence.  
  • As a building professional who is new to the land development business, you will develop strategies for finding land development opportunities for small building projects (2 – 50 lots) by examining real-world examples.
  • And you will have the opportunity to review key business structures and financing options for running a small volume land development business.  

Instructor: Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM

Course Length: 3 hours

NAHB Continuing Education: 6 hours toward CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CGP, CMP, Master CGP and MIRM

Required for NAHB Designations: CGB, CGR

Important Registration Details:

Please note: You have one year after purchase to access the the resources associated with this course.

This course is non-transferrable. Do not use another individuals login information to register for this course. You must login to nahb.org as yourself to receive your certificate of completion and credit for this course.  If you are registering as a member, please use a PIN tied to your legal name. NAHB PINs are tied to a person, not a company. If you are not registered on nahb.org, Create Your Login now.

After you have participated in all three live sessions, you must take a timed, one-hour skills check and earn a score of 70% or higher to receive course credit. If you do not pass, you have one opportunity to retake it. Once you have passed the skills check and completed the course evaluation, you can print out your certificate of completion.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. Cancellations will also be accepted until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Wednesday, October 28. After that date, a $50 cancellation fee will be charged per cancellation. Cancellation requests must be submitted via email to Deborah Krat at: EdWebinars@nahb.org.    

Tom Stephani

Owner, Custom Construction Concepts

Tom Stephani, GMB, MIRM, is owner of Custom Construction Concepts. Tom is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer on issues relating to the residential construction industry. He also participates in the development and writing of NAHB designation classes as well as writing for industry magazines. Tom was the 2015 Chairman of the NAHB Education Committee and was the 2009 Chairman of NAHB’s National Sales & Marketing Council. He also serves on the NAHB International Global Opportunities Board and on the Single Family Builder Committee.  He is a Senior Life Director of NAHB. On the local front, Stephani was president of McHenry County Home Builders Association in 1999, has chaired many committees, and was named its Builder of the Year in 2000 and 2002.

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Land Development Session
10/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes
10/29/2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  180 minutes This is the live session for this course. It will be presented using Adobe Connect. Please go to http://nahb.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm before the first day of class to ensure that the Adobe Connect software functions well on your computer. When entering the Adobe Connect live online meeting room, type your First and Last name in the Enter as Guest box, and then click the Enter Room button. The audio for the course comes through your telephone, not your computer. You will be prompted to enter a telephone number for the system to call you so you can join the audio portion of the conference. The system cannot dial extensions or prompts.
Course Test
16 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  11/16 points to pass
16 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  60 minute limit  |  11/16 points to pass After you have participated in the live webinar, you may take the test. Please ensure that you take the test by Wednesday, July 8. You must complete the Evaluation below, to receive your Certificate of Completion. The test is timed. You will have 1 hour to complete the test.
Course Evaluation
11 Questions
11 Questions Please fill out the evaluation with your feedback about the course. You must complete the evaluation to receive your Certificate of Completion.
Certificate of Completion
3.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available
3.00 Continuing Education credits  |  Certificate available