Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing

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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 (two to 50 lots) and discuss which business structure is best for your business. 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.

Who Should Take this Course?

This course is primarily targeted at small volume and custom home builders.

NAHB Designations

This course is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB and GMB.

This course provides three hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, and MIRM.

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